Munich, February 22, 2024

Weitnauer has advised US market leader CCS on the acquisition of a majority shareholding in German perfusion specialist

The US market leader Comprehensive Care Services (CCS) has acquired a majority stake in German-based Life Systems and therefore become the world’s largest provider for clinical perfusion services.


This merger brings together two leading providers of perfusion treatments and expands global access to world-class patient services and promises unparalleled patient safety and improved outcomes.


CCS has been a recognized leader in the medical industry in the United States since 2002 for providing exceptional perfusion and autotransfusion services, extracorporeal life support (ECLS), and biologics to medical centers across America and now Europe. Since 1995, Life Systems has established itself as a leading provider of cardiological-technical services in the field of cardiac surgery in Germany. The acquisition will combine Life Systems' clinical perfusion services with CCS' extensive network of clinics in the US.


The Weitnauer team was led by Munich-based Corporate/M&A partner Dr. Wolfgang Weitnauer, M.C.L. along with associate Marius Tauchmann.