Private Equity in Healthcare Market Report


Digital report only. LaingBuisson’s annual report into the role of private equity in the UK healthcare market. Third edition. Published 7 March 2019. (64pp). NB Digital Files Only

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“Private equity has, and continues to play, an integral part in acquiring and investing in portfolio companies that provide healthcare – PE-backed businesses represent nearly 5% of all healthcare in the UK so are a significant part of the market.”            

Henry Elphick, CEO, LaingBuisson


Investors remain attracted to UK healthcare

The third edition of LaingBuisson’s mini-report into the role of Private Equity in Healthcare covers a wide range of topics and presents the latest intelligence in who owns what, and why. It identifies over 150 portfolio companies across healthcare owned by PE in the UK, and notes that the profile of that portfolio has changed with a broader number of sub-markets represented, including software, pharma services, veterinary and fertility.

This magazine-style publication features contributions from a number of professionals working in the field and offers unique data tables unavailable elsewhere – making it a must-read for anyone with an active interest in the sector, or anyone looking to secure funding for their operation. LaingBuisson has looked at the landscape and the key drivers of the market, and in particular where the focus of investment is and how it has changed in the UK finding that after a quieter 2015, activity picked up significantly in 2016 and 2017 and has continued to grow by nearly 15% in volume terms for 2018.

With a backdrop of tightening interest rates at some point, a global economic slowdown, trade wars and the end of quantitative easing there remains plenty of dry powder for private equity funds and an economy that is still growing and at full employment. Healthcare remains a very attractive sector to invest in.


What the report includes

  • Introduction
  • Healthcare Investors, Henry Elphick (LaingBuisson)
  • Private Equity Laid Bare, Ludovic Phalippou (SAID Business School)
  • Private Equity Trade Associations in the UK and Europe
  • BVCA Healthcare Sector Forum Series report
  • Digital Fusion, Jocelyn Ormond (Simmons & Simmons)
  • Health Treasures Within the Data, Prequin
  • More Capital Chasing Fewer Assets, Maria Davies (Healthcare Markets)
  • The Management Buyout, Chiltern
  • In the Diary
  • How Do Private Equity Owners Benchmark on Quality
  • Going Public
  • Meet Haroon Sheikh, Deven Pamben (Care Markets)
  • Intelligence Tables
    HCPEA Member Firms, 2018
    Selected Recent International Healthcare Private Equity Deals
    Largest Private Equity-Backed Healthcare Buyout Deals (2008-2018)
    LaingBuisson CareMonitor Tables: Care Homes; Homecare; Acute Hospitals; Mental Health Hospitals
    Care Markets and Healthcare Markets Index Tables
    Healthcare Private Equity Portfolios by Fund
    UK Healthcare Private Equity Portfolio Companies by Hold Period
    Healthcare Private Equity Key Facts
    Healthcare Portfolios by Sector and Sub-Sector


Who is the report for

  • All C-suite professionals working in UK healthcare
  • Banks and financial institutions
  • Investors and private equity
  • Health insurers
  • Government policymakers
  • Lawyers
  • Policy advisors
  • Think tanks
  • Management consultants


What You Get

      • Digital package – Multi-user Digital PDF


LaingBuisson is the chosen provider of independent sector healthcare market data to the UK government’s Office for National Statistics.

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Report Format

Multi-user Digital PDF + Printed Hard Copy, Single-user Printed Hard Copy