Press release

Adia acquires significant minority shareholding in healthcare IT provider Dedalus

  • 25 May 2021

  • Buyout

  • United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi, UAE – 25 May 2021 – A wholly owned subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (‘ADIA’) has acquired a significant minority stake in leading healthcare software provider Dedalus Holding S.p.A (‘Dedalus’) from the global private equity firm Ardian, which remains Dedalus’s controlling and majority shareholder.

Dedalus provides an extensive range of healthcare information, clinical and administrative software solutions to hospitals, clinics, laboratories, and doctors’ practices. It is one of Europe’s leading healthcare IT businesses and has a presence in more than 40 countries globally.

The acquisition is the latest principal investment by ADIA’s Private Equities Department (PED), across its target sectors of financial services, healthcare, industrials, technology, and consumer products.

Hamad Shahwan Aldhaheri, Executive Director of the Private Equities Department at ADIA, said: "This transaction combines two of our key sector focuses, in healthcare and technology, with the opportunity to back a strong, experienced management team alongside our long term partners at Ardian. Dedalus has an extensive range of software solutions with proven research and development capabilities, and our investment aims to support the company’s ongoing growth plans.”

Dominique Senequier, Founder and President of Ardian, commented: “Since our investment in Dedalus in 2016, the company has become a European leader in the healthcare software business. Today, we welcome ADIA on board as we continue to support Dedalus in its journey to becoming a key international player in the market.”


Established in 1976, the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (“ADIA”) is a globally-diversified investment institution that prudently invests funds on behalf of the Government of Abu Dhabi through a strategy focused on long-term value creation.



Garry Nickson

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