Healthcare remains popular with private equity

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

A report published in The Times on May 15 identifies healthcare as one of the three main areas of interest for mid-sized private equity investors over the coming 12 months. The report, by Caroline Merrell, says a survey by Grant Thornton predicted that the most popular companies for venture capital firms to invest in would continue to be business service firms, followed by healthcare and financial services. Already this year, Paragon Healthcare has been sold to HG Capital, a mid-sized firm, for £322 million. Alliance Medical is also expected to be sold shortly in a deal valuing the company at around £500 million. Nearly half of the venture capital companies questioned – 44 per cent —–said new investments would be their biggest priority this year, while a quarter said exits would top their agenda. Around 8 per cent said that refinancing would be the priority. Mat Bhagrath, a partner at Grant Thornton corporate finance, said: “It is not surprising that business services, healthcare and financial servi

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