Garanti Bank, one of the most dynamic banks on the local market, recently granted a RON 9.3 million investment loan and working capital facility to Anima, part of Medlife Group, for the development of its network of clinics.
MedLife acquired the Anima clinics network in May last year. Anima Speciality Medical Services has six clinics and a laboratory, over 200 employees, medical specialists and support staff, being the first private medical network in Romania, with its own family medicine network.
“We believe in the development potential of the Romanian healthcare system and we strive to bring our contribution by financing viable projects in this sector. In Anima, part of MedLife Group, the public and private healthcare systems work together for the benefit of patients. Garanti Bank is keen to support such projects with high social impact, as part of our long term commitment in Romania. The granted facility marks the onset of our collaboration, which we strongly believe it will be successful for the long run”, stated Cagri Memisoglu, Deputy General Manager, Garanti Bank.
Anima is one of the largest private outpatient healthcare services providers that has agreements with the Bucharest Health Insurance House (CASMB), covering over 15 medical specialties, including family medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, ENT, endocrinology, ophthalmology, dermatology and venerology, cardiology, psychiatry, rheumatology, gastroenterology, allergology and clinical immunology.
About Garanti Bank Romania
Garanti Bank is part of the financial-banking group Garanti Romania, which brings together Garanti Leasing (the brand under which the company Motoractive IFN SA operates) and Garanti Consumer Finance (the brand under which Ralfi IFN operates).
Garanti Bank is held by Turkiye Garanti Bankasi AS (TGB), Turkey’s second largest private bank. TGB is a universal bank with leading presence in all business lines. The bank serves more than 14.5 million customers in corporate, commercial, SME, and consumer segments offering fully integrated financial services. The Spanish financial group Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA) is the majority shareholder of TGB.
Garanti Bank Romania offers a series of quality products and services for all business segments: retail, SME and corporate.
Present in Romania since 1998, the bank has developed a solid portfolio of clients and expanded its national presence through branches and alternative channels, reaching an extended network of branches and intelligent ATMs that can be used by anyone, not just bank customers, for transactions with or without cards.
Earlier this year, Garanti Bank was named Superbrand, emerging from a list of over 1,500 brands analyzed by Superbrands Romania.
In July last year, Garanti Bank was awarded by world-renowned magazine Global Finance, as “Best Consumer Digital Bank in Romania”. The distinction was granted within the “2017 World’s Best Consumer Digital Banks in Central and Eastern Europe Competition” and it is the 10th award that Garanti Bank receives from Global Finance in the past nine years.
MedLife is the largest private healthcare provider in Romania. The company operates the widest network of clinics, one of the large networks of medical laboratories, general and specialised hospitals and it has the largest client database for Healthcare Prevention Packages in the country. In addition, from the standpoint of sales, it is one of the largest private healthcare companies in Central and Eastern Europe.
The shares issued by MedLife SA are traded on the spot regulated market managed by the Bucharest Stock Exchange, Premium Category, with the “M” trading symbol.
MedLife Group has a successful history as regards both organic growth and growth by acquisitions. As of 2009, it has opened or acquired 83 medical units. Its strong and experienced management team has been capable of creating and managing these growth opportunities, acquiring valuable knowledge and experience, which can allow finding the best way to continue expanding successfully.