Acquisition of a major homecare provider in France


Amidst an ageing population and the rise of chronic diseases, both major public health challenges have lead to the development of homecare and now, yet another homecare acquisition for Air Liquide.

As the European homecare leader, Air Liquide has acquired ADEP Assistance in France, a specialist in the home respiratory healthcare field.

Created more than forty years ago within the French Association for polio sufferers and the disabled (ADEP), ADEP Assistance today takes care of nearly 13,000 chronic patients in the regions of Ile de France and Picardie, with a highly-qualified multidisciplinary team of 140 employees. It reached a turnover of €21m in 2009.

The market for home respiratory assistance in Europe alone amounts to over €2bn.

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