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Parent Company: Life Healthcare Group Holdings Limited

Brand Value: $589 Mil.

Headquarter City:  Johannesburg

Industry: Hospitals

Year Formed: 1983

The second of three hospital brands appearing in the BrandZ Top 30 South Africa rankings, Life Healthcare operates private hospitals and delivers diagnostic, mental health and rehabilitation among other health services both in South Africa and Europe. Life Healthcare owns 50 out of its 63 hospitals with over 9,000 beds (21% market share in South Africa) located in metropolitan areas in seven of South Africa’s nine provinces. Its presence in the UK (49 locations), Italy (39), Ireland (20), and Spain (10) was recently complimented by its acquisition in Poland, giving it an additional 40 locations in 23 cities. In 2017 it completed its largest acquisition of Alliance Medical, which significantly contributed to boosting Life Healthcare’s global revenues to R20.8 billion with margins of 28.3%. In South Africa, Life Healthcare generated just under R16 billion with margins of 27.5%, clearly representing the dominant portion of its value. Known for its state of the art technology and excellent patient/customer services, its hospitals deliver highly specialized medical treatments delivered by nearly 3,000 doctors and specialists.