Esaote and BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions sign an International partnership

Healthcare Partnership

Nanterre, February 10th 2020

BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions, European leader in asset finance, and Esaote, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of medical diagnostic systems, announced today the signature of an international partnership. The finance solutions provided by BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions will allow Esaote to offer its customers an easier access to their innovative equipment.

Esaote, a company based in Genoa, had been working with the Italian teams of BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions since 2008. Given the long-standing, solid partnership in this country, they decided to extend it to the 19 countries (among which Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom)  where they operate to serve their customers in all those geographies but also where they have an indirect sales model. As part of this partnership, BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions will be the strategic finance partner of their authorised local resellers, providing them different solutions such as financial and operating lease.

These solutions will facilitate access to the equipment developed, manufactured and distributed by Esaote, which mostly includes medical imaging equipment like for ultrasounds and MRIs, combined with complementary Healthcare IT solutions.

Ariane Govignon & Stefano Gambini

The agreement was signed in BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions’ offices in Milan by Ariane GOVIGNON (Global Head of Healthcare Market at BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions) and Stefano GAMBINI (Group Chief Financial Officer at ESAOTE).

Thanks to our open innovation strategy, we constantly improve our offer to respond to our customers’ demand for high quality innovative products. Now, with BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions, we will be able to provide all this with an affordable finance plan, allowing our customers to upgrade their equipment while optimising their cash flow, said Franco Fontana, CEO of Esaote.

New technologies have the potential to significantly improve how healthcare is delivered and received. However, these innovations are not always immediately affordable. We are happy, at BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions, to offer dedicated finance solutions that make it easier for health professionals to access this equipment, that in turn, will improve the patients’ experience and care, says Charlotte Dennery, CEO of BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions.

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The Esaote Group is a leader in the biomedical equipment sector, in particular in the areas of ultrasound, dedicated MRI, and software for managing the diagnostic process. The company currently employs about 1,150 people. With its headquarters in Genoa and its own production and research units in Italy and the Netherlands, Esaote is active in 80 countries in the world. Information on Esaote and its products is available at


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