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TietoEnator strengthens its position in Germany by acquiring the German Waldbrenner AG


29 December 2005, TietoEnator has acquired the entire share capital in the German healthcare IT provider Waldbrenner AG. The company specialises in patient administration and clinical documentation systems, and has 30 employees located in Mannheim. The acquisition will support TietoEnator’s healthcare growth strategy and goal to be one of the leading ICT solution and service providers in the European healthcare market. The acquisition is effective as of 1st January 2006. The letter of intent concerning the agreement was published on 16th November, 2005.

Waldbrenner’s offering is based on its KISSMED software portfolio for patient administration and clinical documentation. The company has 60 hospitals as customers, mainly in Germany, with several references also in Luxembourg. Net sales in 2004 amounted to EUR 3 million.

“TietoEnator’s aim is to support healthcare by digitising healthcare services and promoting seamless treatment chains. This acquisition will be a natural continuation of our strategy’s implementation, increasing our market share in Germany and expanding our product portfolio,” says Juhani Kaisanlahti, Deputy President TietoEnator Healthcare & Welfare.

“We will get beneficial advantages from Waldbrenner’s in-depth know-how in the field of clinical information systems, especially in Patient Administration and Billing. Further synergies exist in the areas of Material Management, Pharmacy and concerning the integration of financial processes. Our joint customer base of approximately 200 customers renders a solid platform for future growth,” comments Frank Hildebrand, Vice President TietoEnator Healthcare & Welfare International.

“TietoEnator, as one of the leading European IT companies, will provide great advantages to our customers and personnel. Together we are able to develop additional value for our customers and provide a high degree of security for the future,” says Bernhard Geist, Managing Director Waldbrenner AG.

TietoEnator has more than 1000 professionals in the healthcare and welfare business and runs healthcare operations in ten countries. The Group has over 30 years of experience in these sectors. Its comprehensive solution portfolio serves hospitals, primary healthcare centres, dental care units, laboratories and home care as well as private healthcare units and regional cooperation. TietoEnator has been present in the German healthcare market since the beginning of 2005 through its acquisition of ITB AG.

For further information, please contact:
Juhani Kaisanlahti, Deputy President, TietoEnator Healthcare & Welfare,
Tel: +358 400 643 371,

Frank Hildebrand, Vice President, TietoEnator Healthcare & Welfare International
Tel: +49 221 33774 0,

Bernhard Geist, Managing Director, Waldbrenner AG
Tel: +49 621 41998 0,


TietoEnator is one of the leading architects in building a more efficient information society and the largest IT services company in the Nordic countries. TietoEnator specialises in consulting, developing and hosting its customers’ business operations in the digital economy. The Group’s services are based on a combination of deep industry-specific expertise and latest information technology. TietoEnator has close to 15,000 experts in more than 20 countries.


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