Healthcare Sector Comment – November 2013


November saw the completion of 12 deals in the UK healthcare market. An interesting deal saw Healthcare at Home – backed by Vitruvian Partners – acquire MediHome, the UK provider of acute homecare services for NHS and private patients. This deal means Healthcare at Home can further increase its client base and continue to add more high value services to the NHS.

International healthcare specialists BUPA completed the acquisition of Instore Dental and Store Dental Care. These newly acquired companies operate dental surgeries in six supermarkets, covering the North West and South East of the UK. The deal allows BUPA to add to its primary care arsenal, and more specifically allows it to enter the dental market.

More Deals

Voyage Healthcare Group acquired Ingleby Care, for an undisclosed amount. Voyage is a UK healthcare group that offers personalised support and care for people with learning disabilities, autism, head and spinal injuries, neurological needs and other complex conditions. Ingleby is a UK learning disability, complex needs and residential care provider.

Fostering Solutions acquired Swan Fostering for an undisclosed sum. Swan and Fostering Solutions are both UK fostering companies.

UK care home provider KRG Care Homes acquired Manor Farm Care Home, a UK care home for the elderly.

Ultrasis acquired Step Success for a total consideration of £0.03m. Ultrasis is a UK developer of computerised healthcare products based on cognitive behavioural therapies. Step Success is a UK wellness consultancy services provider.

August Equity LLP acquired The Old Deanery Care Village for an undisclosed amount. The old Deanery is a UK dementia care home group.

The MBO team acquired Anglia Retirement Homes – no deal values were disclosed. August equity backed management to acquire Anglia, a UK operator of care homes for the elderly.

Springfield Homecare Services acquired Pathways To Independence for an undisclosed sum. Springfield is a UK domiciliary home care company. Pathways is a UK disabilities residential care services and social work services operator.

Experian acquired Passport Health Communications for a total consideration of £528m. Experian is a UK credit data provider. Passport Health is a US technology company that helps 2,500 US hospitals manage payments between patients, insurers and government schemes.

Eden Supported Living acquired Essential Futures. Eden is a UK company that provides high quality living, person centred care, support and enablement for people with disabilities and support needs. Essential is a UK adult disability and other support home care provider.

Morleigh Ltd acquired fellow nursing home operator Tregertha Court Ltd for an undisclosed sum.