Dr. Max Slovakia Acquires a Wholesale Company

Dr.Max is a long-term leader in the market of pharmacy services in Slovakia, always striving for constant growth, especially with an emphasis on increasing availability and improving care for our customers and patients. Recently, Dr.Max Slovakia strengthened its market position by acquisition of the distribution company MEDICAL GROUP SK a.s.  After a detailed audit prepared prepared in cooperation with renowned consultants Ernst & Young law firm Skubla & Partners, acquisition was confirmed and completed.

“We had strong interest in establishing ourselves in the market of wholesale distributors of medicines and medical devices in order to further develop our services and business. Between building our own distribution network and acquiring the existing one, after evaluating all the possibilities and on the basis of an in-depth analysis, we finally decided to buy an existing and strong player in the industry, thus gaining the necessary know-how in this area, thanks to which I believe we will move forward by leaps and bounds. It is a great honor for me that the company MEDICAL GROUP SK a.s has become a part of the now large family Dr.Max Slovakia, which, with more than 340 pharmacies throughout the country is number one on the market in the field of pharmaceutical care. This step opens up space for us to grow further. In practical terms, as our goal is primarily to support Dr.Max pharmacies in Slovakia, this significant acquisition means new opportunities to streamline and increase the availability of drugs for our pharmacies for our patients.”

says Jan Žak, CEO Dr.Max Slovakia


Dr. Max BDC, s.r.o.

Na Florenci 2116/15
110 00 Prague 1

The Dr. Max Group is owned by the Central European investment group Penta, established in 1994. Penta’s business areas include health care, financial services, manufacturing, retail businesses and real estate development. Penta manages a single fund for its partners, the shareholders in the company. The companies in Penta’s portfolio employee more than 43,000 people, and the Group’s asset value reached € 11.1 billion in 2020. Penta operates in more than 10 European countries and has offices in Prague, Bratislava, Warsaw and Munich.

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