Our story




Korian was born in France when 4 companies merged (Fingest, Sérience, Réacti-malt and Medidep)
The first training centre was set up at Medica, now known as the Korian Academy.


The Group entered the stock market with the ambition of expanding across Europe.


Acquisitions: Phönix in Germany and Segesta in Italy. 


Introduction of the BEST training programme to promote well-being and safety.


First introduction of the Montessori method and non-medicinal treatments.


Creation of the Korian Institute of Ageing Well.
Korian took over Curanum and became the German market leader.


The Group’s employees chose Korian’s values: Benevolence, Responsibility, Transparency, Initiative.

20142014 - 2015
The Group acquired the Senior Living Group and began operating in Belgium.


Korian acquired 5 HCC (hospital home care) networks in France.


The Korian Academy grew to European scale.
The Group officially adopted the use of non-medicinal treatments.

20162016 - 2017
New operators came on board in Germany (Casa Reha) and Belgium (Foyer de Lork, OTV, Senior Assist), and targeted acquisitions were made in Italy.

The Centenarian Celebration day was introduced in France.
September 2017: creation of the Korian Foundation operating on a European scale.
Korian became the first company in the industry to sign a Quality of Life at Work agreement in France and two equal opportunities charters to promote the inclusion of LGBT people (Lesbian, Gay, Bi and Trans).

Korian creates the Geriatric Care Passport (the Passeport Gériatrique), the first professional qualification course in France.
Korian signs a nationwide partnership with the Union Nationale des Missions Locales in France.
Equity investment in Ages & Vie in France.
Korian steps up its expansion in home care and hospital home care services by acquiring Petits-fils and CliniDom.
Creation of Korian Solutions, the first in-house digital agency.
Fresh acquisitions in France (Fondivina) and Belgium (Senior Assist).


Korian teams up with Accor, AccorInvest, Sodexo and The Adecco Group to launch the CFA des Chefs
Acquisition of Ompga in France and Schauinsland in Germany
Korian enters the Spanish market with the acquisition of Seniors and further extends its footprint with the acquisition of Grupo 5’s retirement homes business
 Foothold obtained in the Netherlands with the acquisition of Stepping Stones
 The Group acquires Sanem, an operator of specialised clinics in Italy
 Korian launches Oriane, a unique digital solution designed to rethink home help for the elderly
 Korian joins forces with Omedys to develop the first locally based  nationwide teleconsultation network
 Korian launches its “In caring hands” corporate project
 Korian affirms its CSR(1) strategy through a Manifesto and 15 measurable commitments in terms of the Group’s 5 ESG(2) pillars
 Creation of Stakeholders Council


Korian creates a Foundation in Germany
The Group steps up the development and diversification of its platform in  the Netherlands, with the acquisition of two networks of residential facilities, shared housing for seniors and specialised clinics
Acquisition of Groupe 5 Santé, a leading player in the treatment of chronic diseases
Korian acquires a stake in start-up Move in Med to develop coordinated care pathways

• Investment in the start-up Technosens, alongside the VYV Group, to develop digital solutions that promote social ties
• Acquisition of Inicea in December 2020. Korian strengthens its position in psychiatry in France and becomes the 3rd largest French player in the field of mental health
• Acceleration of the development of Ages&Vie supported by a €55 million financing agreement between Korian and the European Investment Bank (EIB)



• Launch of the CFA for the care professions in January 2021 in France
• Opening of the Academy of Care Professions in Lyon
• Partnership with ORKYN' in order to strengthen the offer centered around the autonomy of people (securing the home and maintaining it)
• Partnership with VivaSon, a company specializing in hearing health, through the acquisition of a minority stake, to limit the consequences of hearing loss in the elderly and the risks of loss of social, cognitive and physical independence
• Acquisition of Berkley Care Group in the United Kingdom
• Acquisition of ITA Salud Mental, the 3rd largest mental health platform in Spain

• Acquisition of Gruppo Sage, a regional player specialized in mental health in italy in August 2021