“The team guided us through this transaction like an honest Hamburg ship’s pilot, bringing us safely into the harbour of ATOS. Our thanks go out to them, and hats off for their guidance through critical phases, as can come up in any transaction. We found that their expertise and pragmatic approach took us across every hurdle.“

Roswitha Dethlefs
CEO Klinik Fleetinsel Hamburg GmbH & Co. KG


Klinik Fleetinsel in Hamburg is one of Germany’s leading specialist orthopaedic hospitals. Founded in 1990, today it has a good 120 staff and 75 beds. Nine of its 16 senior doctors are on the FOCUS list of Germany’s Top Physicians. Klinik Fleetinsel is a specialist hospital with the orthopaedic specialties spine surgery, joint surgery, vascular surgery, sport medicine, and the surgical specialties general and vascular surgery. A 2017 patient satisfaction survey rated Klinik Fleetinsel first among all Hamburg hospitals for the third time in a row. In ATOS and its owners Waterland, the shareholders of Klinik Fleetinsel have found a suitable partner who will continue their life’s work.


In August 2016 ATOS was carved out of the MEDIAN hospital association, in order to pursue its own growth course with the support of joint owner Waterland, an independent private equity company. ATOS currently has five hospitals, of which ATOS Heidelberg and ATOS Munich have already been successful for many years under this name. The company also owns a leading-edge orthopaedic hospital in Braunfels, the STARMED hospital in Munich and the ORTHOPARC hospital in Cologne. In total, the company has around 400 beds and 500 staff members.


The team around Dr. Bartels closely advised and assisted the Klinik Fleetinsel shareholders as exclusive M&A consultant in this important transaction, involving the sale of all shares, with a structured proposal process from preparation through due diligence to negotiations.


Klinik Fleetinsel Hamburg




Sale of shares to ATOS


Assisting the shareholders in the sale of their shares