Ardian strengthens its commitment to Dedalus
driving the next phase of growth with a new investment and the appointment of a new Group CEO
A consortium led by Ardian, a world leading private investment house, has agreed to acquire an additional 19% stake in Dedalus, a leading European player in the healthcare software industry, from founder Giorgio Moretti. Subject to customary authorizations by the competent authorities, upon completion of the transaction, the consortium led by Ardian will indirectly hold a 92% stake in the Company, with Moretti retaining a 6% stake and a seat in the board.
The agreement aims to support Dedalus through a new phase of expansion.
As part of this growth plan, Alberto Calcagno, former CEO of Italian ICT company Fastweb, which has seen significant constant growth over the past 10 years, has been appointed as new CEO, effective from October 18.
Andrea Fiumicelli, who has managed Dedalus over the last few years and contributed significantly to the company’s further development through several strategic M&A deals, has been appointed Chairman.