FutureLife strengthens its Irish operations with acquisition of ultrasound clinics – BabyScan
May 20, 2019
BabyScan Ltd., Ireland’s leading pregnancy ultrasound clinics, became part of ReproMed Holding, FutureLife’s subsidiary in Ireland.
Established in 2006 by Rita Heuston and Paula Tunney, BabyScan is the Ireland’s longest running and leading private pregnancy ultrasound provider. It operates four clinics in Ireland, namely in Swords, Cork, Galway, Rathgar and one clinic in Derry (Northern Ireland).
Ms. Paula Tunney remains with the company as the minority shareholder and will continue her role as a lead sonographer at BabyScan. Ms. Tunney commented ”We’ve been working with ReproMed and clinics from FutureLife for several years now. Our cooperation has always been excellent and of the highest standard, hence, it was an easy decision for us to merge with ReproMed and as such provide an even wider range of services to our clients.”
Declan Keane, CEO of ReproMed commented: “With the acquisition of BabyScan, we will provide our clients with their treatments more conveniently. BabyScan ideally complements ReproMed’s IVF related services and fits to our offering of national coverage and easy access to all fertility matters for our patients”.
Partnership with BabyScan strengthens ReproMed’s position as the most accessible IVF provider in the country with nine sites across Ireland making ReproMed the leader in this field of Reproductive Medicine.
FutureLife founder and co-owner Jozef Janov adds: “Acquisition of BabyScan is a strategic move towards more complex and accessible care but it is also a testament of the leadership and clear vision of our management in Ireland.”
About ReproMed Holding
ReproMed was established in 2009 by Declan Keane, a Senior Clinical Embryologist with over 25 years’ experience in the field of human assisted reproduction in Ireland and abroad. ReproMed is the fastest growing fertility service in Ireland and focuses on offering boutique-style, high-tech fertility treatments to patients across the country. ReproMed’s headquarters is located in Dundrum in South Dublin. ReproMed partnered with FutureLife A.S in 2016 with the goal of expanding its fertility services across Ireland with clinics in Dublin, Kilkenny, Cork and most recently in Drogheda.
In 2017, ReproMed acquired Galway Fertility Unit, an IVF clinic operating in Galway, and not only expanded it regional presence but also became the second largest reproductive medicine provider in Ireland.
FutureLife is one of the Top 3 Europe’s largest and fastest growing providers of human assisted reproduction services with a presence in the Ireland, United Kingdom, Romania, Czech and Slovak Republics. The Group is also one of the largest fertility service providers worldwide, with over 20,000 IVF cycles performed annually. The majority owner of FutureLife is Hartenberg Holding a company focused on investments in assets primarily in Central Europe with equity commitments from the founders of €200 million.