A new momentum of growth


Posted on July 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

|By David Jones, director (left), and Paul Zimmerman, corporate finance partner, Deloitte & Touche| The recent spate of deals in the healthcare sector has contradicted the general slump in mergers and acquisitions activity. So far this year, we have seen the management buy-outs of Westminster Health Care backed by 3i, of Priory Healthcare backed by Doughty Hanson, and the investment in Choice by Sovereign Capital, to name but a few. Last year was no less buoyant, at a time when the dot.com crash had ground deals in other sectors to a halt. Many healthcare operators will now be considering the opportunities that private equity backing could bring to their business, be it a desire to expand, sell, cash-in some shares, or be part of a bigger group, but few will know how best to attract the investment, let alone the road ahead once the transaction process gets moving. Generally, the healthcare sector is considered attractive by private equity investors as many companies have substantial asset backing, alongside g





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