Unilabs, a renowned diagnostic services provider, and RIMED, a recognised Swiss diagnostic radiology group, announced early November a unique partnership that will enable patients and referring facilities in Switzerland to benefit even more from integrated medical diagnostics. With the acquisition of a majority stake in RIMED, Unilabs strengthens its presence in German-speaking Switzerland and Ticino, where RIMED is a leader in the radiology segment. The partnership will allow a simplified patient care thanks to the future integration and consistency of IT solutions and the optimisation of the interdisciplinary data exchange quality. The former management of RIMED and Unilabs will continue to be part of the new organisation, thus guaranteeing continuity.
Lenz & Staehelin advised Unilabs in this transaction. The team was led by Andreas Rötheli (head corporate and m&Aa, pictured) and included, among others, Roman Graf, Federico Trabaldo Togna, Ann-Francesca Weibel, Raoul de Montpellier, David di Rosa, Ela Ipek Yüce, and Tobias Gloor (all corporate and m&a), Benoît Merkt and Johana Cau (both competition), Vera Vallone (IP and regulatory), Elena Nauer (employment), and Céline Stähelin (real estate).