Bain Capital agrees to buy Brazilian health plan provider GNDI

Bain Capital has agreed to acquire Grupo Notre Dame Intermedica. The seller is GNDI’s founder, Dr. Paulo Barbanti. No financial terms were disclosed. Based in São Paolo, Brazil, GNDI is a provider of health and dental plans.


Sao Paolo, March 25, 2014 – Bain Capital has agreed to acquire Grupo Notre Dame Intermedica (GNDI) from its founder, Dr. Paulo Barbanti. GNDI, headquartered in São Paolo, Brazil, is a market-leading provider of health and dental plans. Through its Intermedica, Notre Dame and Interodonto subsidiaries, the company provides healthcare services to more than 7,000 companies and over 3 million people. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed.
The transaction is subject to prior approval by the Brazilian insurance regulator (ANS) and by the Brazilian anti-trust authority (CADE). GNDI will not comment further on the transaction until ANS and CADE have granted its prior approval.
This agreement reinforces Bain Capital’s goal to build its presence in Brazil and the broader Latin America region. Bain Capital has an unrivalled healthcare investment track record, combined with a strong operational focus and global healthcare network that it will bring to the Intermedica business in Brazil.
Intermedica’s unique and differentiated business model of providing primary care and preventative medicine in company-owned clinics and hospitals has enabled the company to deliver convenient, high-quality healthcare services at affordable prices. Bain Capital’s vision is to continue to provide the highest quality health and dental plans to businesses and consumers while maintaining the exceptional standards established by the company in the Brazilian market.
Dr. Paulo Barbanti, Founder and President of GNDI, affirms “over the past 40 years, the companies of Grupo Notre Dame Intermedica have grown tremendously and are now an essential part of the healthcare system in Brazil. I am very excited to be partnering with Bain Capital on this transaction. I am confident that they will be great stewards of the business and will to continue to maintain the high standards that we have set for patient care.”
Chris Gordon, a Managing Director of Bain Capital says, “private healthcare systems around the world continue to move toward an integrated payor-provider model as the best means of delivering high-quality, cost-effective healthcare.
GNDI has long been a leading global example of the power of this care delivery model, and we’re excited to partner with Dr. Barbanti to support the company’s continued growth and delivery of top quality healthcare to our customers.”
Devin O’Reilly, a Managing Director of Bain Capital mentions that “we are excited to expand our presence in Brazil through this outstanding transaction and will look forward to further investment opportunities in the broader Latin America region. Having invested in over 50 healthcare companies such as HCA, Warner Chilcott, and Quintiles, we will look to leverage this experience to continue to help Intermedica grow and provide high quality service to its customers.”
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About GNDI
Headquartered in São Paulo and founded more than 40 years ago, GNDI is one of the largest operators of corporate health plans in Brazil. GNDI’s operating subsidiaries include Intermedica, a provider of integrated medical plans, Interodonto, a provider of dental plan, Notre Dame, a health insurer, and RH Vida, a provider of occupational health services to large corporations.
Over the past 40 years, the companies of GNDI have grown substantially and today are an essential part of the health system in Brazil. With a focus on health promotion, disease prevention and an integrated system of medical services, GNDI has demonstrated that high quality healthcare can be offered at low cost and with excellent patient satisfaction. For more information please visit: