VIENNA, Austria – May 03, 2019 – Today, BAWAG Group announces the successful completion of the acquisition of EOS Health Honorarmanagement AG (Health AG) from the EOS Group and of BFL Leasing GmbH from BFL Gesellschaft des Bürofachhandels mbH & Co. KG, in which VR-LEASING AG holds a majority stake. Following the receipt of all regulatory approvals, the transactions announced at the end of 2018 have now been successfully completed.
Anas Abuzaakouk, CEO of BAWAG Group: “Today is an another important step forward as we continue to execute on our growth strategy. The acquisition of BFL Leasing GmbH creates a foundation for BAWAG Group to establish its leasing franchise in Germany. The acquisition of Health AG creates an opportunity for BAWAG Group to enter the factoring space, a niche business segment, as well as drive new strategic partnerships. We look forward to working with our business partners and driving solutions as we reposition into a technology-driven Retail and SME focused bank. I’m excited to welcome our new colleagues into the BAWAG Group and am confident that they will be great partners as we continue to pursue our growth strategy.”
BFL Leasing GmbH, headquartered in Eschborn near Frankfurt, Germany, is a specialist financing provider that has been offering technology and equipment leasing products and services since 1973. The company complements BAWAG Group’s business model with its unique distribution model while providing a bolt-on opportunity for leasing growth in Germany.
Health AG, headquartered in Hamburg, Germany, is a leading dental factoring market player offering dental financing products and settlement services. The entity complements BAWAG Group’s business model by providing a bolt-on opportunity for Retail and SME business growth in Germany.
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