Doktor24 Group Raises New Capital to Accelerate European Expansion
Healthtech company Doktor24 Group broadens the ownership base – raises capital to accelerate European expansion.
Doktor24 Group, with the digital healthtech company Platform24 and the care provider Doktor24, raises an additional approximately €40 million and expands the ownership base. In addition to the main owner Patricia Industries (part of Investor AB) and Apoteket AB, the investment company Stena Sessan and Ernström & Co are participating as new shareholders.
With more than 300,000 patient cases per month, the company’s solutions for automated care guidance and patient communication are leading in the Nordic region. Customers include Nordic healthcare regions, insurance companies and care providers. In addition to expansion in several markets, the capital injection enables an increased investment in the digital platform, which provides an integrated care chain throughout healthcare. The development of services and products for chronic care is also to be accelerated.
– I am very happy to welcome Stena Sessan and Ernström & C:o on board our journey and further expansion in several new markets in Europe. A radical change is currently taking place in healthcare and we see a huge demand for our solutions, both in Sweden and internationally. We will now invest further in our product and the broadening of the platform. In Sweden, we will also focus even more on partnership and we welcome other healthcare providers to join and help build the leading digi-physical health network, says Daniel Lillienau, CEO of Doktor24 Group.
– The whole world is struggling today with increased health care needs of the population, long waiting lists and rising health care costs. To handle the challenge, digitalisation is crucial and Doktor24 Group is uniquely positioned to unleash the potential in healthcare and create a more cohesive, efficient and accessible care that the whole community benefits from, says Kristina Patek, Senior Investment Director at Stena Sessan.
– The potential of digitalisation to support and develop healthcare systems has not been fully realized. Doktor24 Group’s platform solutions have shown very concrete efficiency gains that also frees up time for healthcare staff, not least during the pandemic where many customers have been able to maintain availability and quality in care during a very stressful time, says Henrik Forsberg Schoultz, CEO of Ernström & C:o.
About Stena Sessan
The investment company Stena Sessan is part of the Stena sphere and is owned by the Olsson family. Through collaborations with other owners, company managements and organizations, we are involved in developing businesses to meet the challenges and needs of the future. Our way of investing is characterized by flexibility, with the possibility of a long investment horizon. The investment in Doktor24 Group is part of Stena Sessan’s strategy and goal of building a well-diversified portfolio of companies with development opportunities for future generations.
About Ernström & C:o
Ernström & C:o is a family-owned investment company that in active collaboration with other partners owns and develops companies to create long-term value. Ernström & C:o is industry-independent and invests primarily in growth companies, listed as well as privately owned companies. Investments usually involve active ownership together with strong entrepreneurs where a development plan is jointly defined and implemented for the company. Ernström’s main holdings are Platzer, Ernströmgruppen, Nederman, Collector, 24Storage, Buddi, CellMark, Apotea and NA-KD.