The GADA Group Ltd. ("GADA") Welcomes its new Shareholder, RBS Equity Finance ("RBEF")

By The Gada Group, PRNE
Thursday, June 30, 2011

LONDON, July 1, 2011 -


GADA, one of the leading European healthcare distributors and
providers of specialized services for public and private hospital
facilities in Italy, Romania and Turkey, is proud to announce an
investment by new shareholder RBEF.

GADA supplies a broad range of integrated services to public and
private healthcare facilities, including the distribution of
high-tech medical devices and disposables, clinical and maintenance
services, and was incorporated in Italy in the late 1970s. Today
the company is a unique and easily scalable platform, with
multi-regional distribution from 2009, following the acquisition of
a leading Romanian distributor and entry into Turkey.

During the past 5 years, GADA has doubled its revenues and
consistently strengthened its balance sheet. In particular, an
intensive consolidation project has been commenced, positioning
GADA for the next stage of its pan-European expansion plan.

RBEF is investing significant equity to support GADA’s expansion
in existing operating countries and to finance further acquisitions
across Central and Eastern Europe. RBEF’s funding and significant
experience will support continuing improvements to the existing
offering and accelerate growth through further selective

Sante Giovanni Albonetti, CEO of the GADA Group, said of the
investment: “GADA has achieved a number of important milestones
during the past decade and this success is paying off, as evidenced
by the arrival of an important institutional partner. We are very
enthusiastic about the entry of RBEF into the shareholder group and
look forward to working together to deliver the next phase of our
expansion plan. This investment marks an excellent result for the
company and will greatly benefit our current and future associates,
suppliers and customers.”

Andrew Lawley, Managing Director of RBS Equity Finance, added:
“Gada is a leading European medical technology distributor with an
exceptional range of opportunities to pursue. We are extremely
pleased to have made this investment and look forward to actively
support the company in delivering its organic and acquisition

About The GADA Group:

GADA is a leading pan-European supplier of integrated services
to public and private healthcare facilities in Italy, Romania and
Turkey. Its headquarters are located in London, UK.


About RBS Equity Finance:

RBS Equity Finance manages the RBS Special Opportunities Fund, a
£1.1bn fund with a broad investment mandate, covering everything
from majority equity investment through to mezzanine debt. This
makes them an excellent partner for high quality, growth-focused
businesses, as well as a provider of M&A expertise and capital
in acquisition-led growth scenarios. RBS Special Opportunities Fund
currently backs over 20 companies across a variety of sectors and
has a strong track record in a range of sectors. href="">


For further information, please contact:

The GADA Group

Daniel J. Novacek, Tel: +44-7912-514-029

For media enquiries call Alex Simmons, Smithfield,

RBS Equity Finance

Andrew Lawley, Tel +44-20-7085-8364


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