Lester Aldridge advise on major European healthcare acquisition

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

The care sector team at law firm Lester Aldridge has confirmed its position as a nationally recognised leader in the law governing the regulation of healthcare by acting as regulatory adviser to Apax Partners and to South African healthcare giant Netcare which has bought General Healthcare Group, one of the biggest UK private healthcare groups, for £2.3bn. Netcare, the South African hospitals group, has acquired a majority share in GHG, joining forces with Apax Partners, London & Regional and Brockton Capital, who will together acquire the remaining shares. Netcare chairman Michael Sacks said the acquisition would transform Netcare into one of the biggest global healthcare organisations in the world. “Moreover, it affords us significant potential for future growth and value creation in the UK healthcare market,” said Mr Sacks. This is the latest deal in a series of acquisitions in the care home and healthcare sector, and Lester Aldridge’s care sector team has been a key regulatory adviser to potential

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