Althea represents Italy’s leading private provider of integrated biomedical infrastructure management services for public and private hospitals.

The Group employs 1,500 people in Italy, including 900 engineers and technicians, and it is a technology partner to more than 230 public and private hospitals. With F2i’s support, it aims to play a leading role in modernising the technology of the biomedical infrastructure that the Italian healthcare system needs.

The investment in Althea meets the stringent sustainability requirements that guide the actions of the Fondo per le Infrastrutture Sostenibili, whose approach to sustainability is based on identifying companies operating in the infrastructure sector that can combine industrial growth and continuous improvement in the environmental, social and governance (ESG) context. Support for modernisation of healthcare technology infrastructure falls squarely within these objectives.