Juraj Široký sells his stake in Falck Emergency
Danish company Falck is acquiring full control of its Slovak subsidiary at a time the healthcare surveillance authority ÚDZS is holding a tender for licenses to run 328 emergency rescue stations. Bids are expected by July 16. Falck has licenses for 107 stations covering 39% of the Slovak territory. Czech national Karel Matyska, through his company KPR Health Invest, is selling his 49% stake in Falck Emergency. The Sme daily alleges Juraj Široký is the real owner. Allegedly, Falck sold the stake in 2009 in order to get the current licenses. The deal was financed by Privatbanka, owned by Penta. The court in Žilina is reviewing whether Matyska, who was inputted to the Public Sector Partners Registry, is the stake’s real owner.