About Extens

About Extens2018-08-13T15:52:47+00:00

European e-Health market : an historical opportunity

  • The healthcare IT business is growing strongly in Europe with a market valued in 2012 at more than €15bn, led by the UK (€3.5bn), Germany (€3bn) and France (€2bn).
  • Certain market segments are experiencing particularly strong growth and offer highly attractive investment prospects: clinical information systems (+9,7% annual growth in France), patient health records and applications (+25,5%), telehealth (+61,4%).
  • Certain market segments are experiencing particularly strong growth and offer highly attractive investment prospects: clinical information systems (+9,7% annual growth in France), patient health records and applications (+25,5%), telehealth (+61,4%).

Tomorrow starts today

  • Factors which will lead to even stronger growth in the future include the roll-out of IT infrastructure at the point of healthcare delivery, the continuing adoption of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) by healthcare professionals and patients, the implementation of interoperability standards and the emergence of well defined, long-term solutions.
  • Many of the leading e-health players of the future can already be identified via the offerings they are developing for hospitals, doctors’ surgeries, medical laboratories, pharmacies, as well as for home and mobility healthcare, making them excellent strategic investment targets.

E-Health : geographical distribution in Europe

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Our team

The founders of EXTENS met when Turenne acquired Capsule Technologie, with Arnaud Houette as President. The two worked closely for four years ensuring the success of the business, which they grew strongly before selling it in 2012 to a US private equity fund.

Arnaud Houette
Arnaud HouetteFounder
Arnaud Houette was President of Capsule (www.capsuletech.fr), hospital data collection software, from 2004 to 2012, during which time he grew revenue from €1m to €40m (+60% p.a.), of which 80% in the USA, where the company became the leading solution provider (1,300 hospitals equipped) notably through partnership deals with Philips, GE, Siemens, etc.
An engineering graduate from AgroParisTech INA-PG, Arnaud spent 12 years with Air Liquide from 1989 to 2000, notably in South East Asia, before joining Capsule in 2000.
Quentin Jacomet
Quentin JacometFounder
Quentin Jacomet has ten years’ experience in growth capital with IDF Capital, FSI Régions (formerly Avenir Entreprises) and most recently Turenne Capital Partenaires.
He has taken part in around 30 investments, notably in healthcare (tele-assistance manufacturer Solem, Capsule in hospital software) and software / data (NP6 / Mailperformance, Socio, Conexance), with a strong involvement in portfolio company development.
A graduate of EM Lyon, Quentin also holds a Master’s degree in company law.
Dominique Mercier
Dominique MercierPartner
Dominique Mercier is familiar with the world of health, medical devices and hospital informatics. He had a career in management in the healthcare industry, at W.L. Gore, Zimmer, Medtronic, Smith Medical, Maquet and Dräger Group, as President of France and Southern Europe (for twelve years). In charge of Brussels – Lisbon – Jerusalem area, he contributed closely to the international reorganisation of Dräger Group.
In 2013, he participated in an LBO into Bow Medical, French leader in anesthesia resuscitation software, in order to develop the company in France and internationally.
He has a key role in identifying new opportunities and knowledge of the market or mastery of sales processes.
Dominique has been on the Board of Capsule Technology from 2008 to 2012 and has been with Extens and Must since 2017.
Cedric Berger
Cedric BergerPartner
Cedric Berger has been working for 12 years in Private Equity structures. In 2013, he founded ArchiMed SAS, specialised in investing in Healthcare SMEs (across Europe).
Prior to this, Cedric was Head of NCI’s Venture Capital division (2011-2013) and Investment Manager at UI Gestion (2007-2011) and 3i (2006-2007).
Before starting his career in the world of Finance, his business was Product Strategy and Marketing, which he practiced at Schneider Electric and GEC Alsthom.
Cedric holds an MBA from Oxford University (2005) and a Master of Sciences (engineering degree) from ESIEE-Paris (1996).