Christian Hellbardt

Phone: +49 (9 11) 91 93-3344

Cyril Prengel

Phone: +49 (911) 9193-33 50

Christoph Lebschi

Phone: +49 (911) 91 93 - 33 82

Nuremberg, 18 April 2017: Heidelberg Engineering, a company offering high-tech imaging solutions and diagnostic instruments for eye care professionals, acquired all shares in Medisoft Ltd.. Medisoft is the leading supplier of electronic medical record (EMR) systems for ophthalmologists in the United Kingdom, with its software solution, mediSIGHT, being increasingly offered on international markets. The parties agreed not to disclose the purchase price.

The acquisition by Heidelberg Engineering is another step towards becoming the leading supplier of IT solutions for eye care professionals – a goal which the company has consistently pursued in the context of its strategic direction. In addition to integrated solutions using networked diagnostic instruments, image archiving communications systems (PACS) and EMRs, this eye-care solutions company will sell individual modules also on a standalone basis in future. At the same time, Heidelberg Engineering also intends to support the internationalisation of Medisoft and the marketing of other components of the mediSIGHT software.

Rödl & Partner’s M&A Team led by Partner Christian Hellbardt advised Heidelberg Engineering on the acquisition of the software company. The focal points of the advisory service included business valuation and interdisciplinary Financial and Tax Due Diligence. In addition, Rödl & Partner advised the buyer on financial and tax issues during negotiations and in the course of structuring the M&A deal.

Advisers to Heidelberg Engineering:

Rödl & Partner, Nuremberg – Financial

Christian Hellbardt, Auditor, Tax Adviser, Certified Valuation Analyst, Partner (Project Leader, Business Valuation, Financial Due Diligence)

Cyril Prengel, Certified Valuation Analyst, Partner(Business Valuation, Financial Due Diligence, Transaction Consulting)

Christoph Lebschi, Certified Valuation Analyst, Senior Associate (Business Valuation, Financial Due Diligence, Transaction Consulting)

Christian Maier, Certified Public Accountant, Associate Partner (Transaction Consulting)

Rödl & Partner, Birmingham – Tax

Fiona Holloway, Chartered Accountant, Chartered Tax Adviser  (Project Leader Tax Due Diligence, Transaction Consulting)

RPC, London – Legal

Attorney at Law Chris Brierley, Legal Director (Corporate Law and M&A)

Attorney at Law Karen Hendy, Partner (Corporate Law and M&A)

Attorney at Law Ben Roberts, Senior Associate (Tax Law)


Heidelberg Engineering Inhouse – Corporate Finance / Strategy

Kfir Azoulay, MBA, Head of Corporate Strategy, Management Board Member


Advisers to Medisoft Ltd.:

Park Place Corporate Finance Limited, Leeds – Corporate Finance

Ben Peacock, Partner

Wiggin LLP, London – Legal

Attorney at Law Ben Whitelock (corporate law and M&A)

Joliffe Cork LLP, Wakefield – Tax and Accounting

Jane Crossley