Doctissimo and MonDocteur sold to TF1 and Doctolib by the Lagardère grou

MEDIAS – The Lagardère group has announced this Thursday, July 12 the sale of its pole “e-health” which includes the famous site of health information Doctissimo and the platform of making medical appointments online MyDoctor , which it evaluates the total value is 60 million euros.

Doctissimo “is the subject of exclusive negotiations with the TF1 Group with a view to finalizing an agreement before September 30, 2018,” the group said in a statement . The platform MonDocteur will be bought by its main competitor, Doctolib. The precise amount of the transactions has not been indicated.

“With 55,000 practitioner users and 20 million patient visits each month, Doctolib and MyDoctor together provide the world’s most widely used online medical appointment service,” said Doctolib.

Lagardère does the housework

The new entity will employ 600 employees after the merger, 450 from Doctolib and 150 from MonDocteur. It plans to employ 1,000 employees within two years.

The Lagardère group is in the midst of redeployment to focus on publishing and distribution in transport venues, progressively disengaging from the media and sports marketing sectors.

Doctolib, for its part, does not lack cash, having raised 35 million euros in November 2017, after 26 million in January of the same year.

Discounts and an interesting service

Doctolib and MonDocteur sell to healthcare professionals, independent or in hospitals, a calendar management software, which allows patients to make an appointment online.

The service works by subscription, for a price of 109 euros TTC monthly for Doctolib.

The company promises to practitioners who use its service a reduction of 30% of their secretarial time, and 75% of the rate of no-show of patients, thanks to SMS reminder appointments sent automatically.

Doctolib is mainly controlled by its founders, including President Stanislas Niox-Chateau , and his management team.

Eurazeo and Bpifrance in particular are listed in the capital, as well as the international venture capital fund Accel , or entrepreneurs like Pierre Kosciusko-Morizet, co-founder of the e-commerce site PriceMinister, and Nicolas Brusson, co-founder of the French start-up carpool BlaBlaCar.

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