Our history

Our history

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Our history

  • 1989

    ORPEA Group founded by
    neuropsychiatrist Doctor Jean-Claude Marian.

    From 1989 to 1995, the Group expanded in France,
    mainly by opening 46 new nursing homes with a total of 4,600 beds.
  • 1999

    Development of a medium-term care offering in France:

    ORPEA focused on building and acquiring post-acute and rehabilitation and psychiatric care facilities, creating a specialised subsidiary called CLINEA.

    2002

    Initial public offering:

    The IPO raised ORPEA's profile in both France and Europe, and provided the financial resources to accelerate its expansion.

  • 2004

    Expansion in Europe:

    Capitalising on its experience in France, ORPEA began to expand internationally, focusing oncountries with an ageing population and a fragmented, inadequate supply of care homes for theelderly. ORPEA opened its first two facilities in Italy.2006

    2006

    ORPEA's first venture into Switzerland, Belgium and Spain :

    ORPEA obtained a foothold in these three countries through acquisitions:
    a psychiatric care facility in Nyon on the shores of Lake Geneva,
    a geriatric complex in the centre of Brussels, and Spanish group Care with 15 facilities and 1,504 beds.

  • 2008

    Structuring and rolling out of ORPEA's European operations:
    Administrative headquarters were opened in Belgium, Spain and Italy,
    and the Quality policy was rolled out to all facilities.

    2010

    French network strengthened

    with the acquisition of the Mediter Group (including a holding in the Medibelge Group) representing a total of 57 facilities with 4,866 beds.

    2012

    Spanish network strengthened

    with the acquisition of Artevida (1,162 beds and places) and Belgian network with the acquisition of 100% of MEDIBELGE.

    2013

    Arrival of a new strategic long-term shareholder:

    Leading Canadian pension fund, CPPIB, became the Group's largest shareholder, thus raising ORPEA's profile and strengthening its long-term growth potential.

    2014 2015

    Sharp acceleration in ORPEA's international expansion, mainly in German-speaking countries, through major strategic acquisitions:

    - Switzerland: Senevita (21 nursing homes with 2,293 beds)

    - Germany: Silver Care (61 nursing homes with 5,963 beds), then in 2015 the Celenus group (15 facilities with 2,602 beds) and two regional groups, RGB (3,006 beds) and Vitalis (2,487 beds)

    - Austria and Czech Republic: Senecura group (4,236 beds)

    2016

    ORPEA acquired the MEDISystem group in Poland (7 facilities with 704 beds) and doubled its size in Spain with the acquisition of the Sanyres group (18 nursing homes with 3,300 beds).