M&A Deal Summary

Care UK Acquires HWH Group

On November 6, 2012, Care UK acquired healthcare services company HWH Group from ECI Partners for 50M GBP

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Care UK’s 2nd transaction in the Healthcare Services sector.
  • This is Care UK’s largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is Care UK’s 2nd transaction in the United Kingdom.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2012-11-06
Target HWH Group
Sector Healthcare Services
Buyer(s) Care UK
Sellers(s) ECI Partners
Deal Type Add-on Acquisition
Deal Value 50M GBP
Advisor(s) Altium Capital Ltd. (Financial)

Target

HWH Group

Watford,Herts, United Kingdom
website
HWH Group Ltd (Harmoni) is a provider of out of hours primary care services to over five million patients across the UK.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

Care UK

Colchester, United Kingdom

website


Category Company
Founded 1982
SectorHealthcare Services
DESCRIPTION

Care UK (formerly known as Anglia Secure Homes) is a provider of health and social care services, working with local authorities and the UK's NHS to provide a range of outsourced services including residential, community, specialist, primary and secondary healthcare.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 2 of 2
Sector (Healthcare Services) 2 of 2
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 2 of 2
Country (United Kingdom) 2 of 2
Year (2012) 2 of 2
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 1
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2012-11-05 Harmoni HS

Watford, United Kingdom

Harmoni HS Ltd. is a provider of primary care services in the United Kingdom.

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Seller(S) 1

SELLER

ECI Partners

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

website


Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1976
PE ASSETS 1.7B GBP
SizeLarge
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

ECI Partners is a private equity firm focused on the smaller middle-market company that invests in growing businesses valued up to £300m. ECI looks for UK businesses or businesses with a substantial presence in the UK. Funds are generally used to support expansion, acquisitions, management buyouts, buy-ins, turnarounds, and refinancing. Target sectors include IT services, support services, Insurance, and SME services. ECI will not invest in early-stage companies. ECI Partners was formed in 1976 and has offices in London, Manchester, and New York.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 39 of 74
Sector (Healthcare Services) 1 of 1
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 23 of 37
Country (United Kingdom) 38 of 69
Year (2012) 1 of 1
Size (of disclosed) 17 of 35
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2012-08-28 Rhubarb

London, United Kingdom

Rhubarb is a provider of premium food and drink brand delivering high-quality food services across complementary channels at iconic venues and events. Rhubarb was founded in 1996 and is based in London, United Kingdom.

Buy £12M
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2013-01-07 Citation

Wilmslow, United Kingdom

Citation is a partner to UK Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in the areas of Employment Law, HR, and Health & Safety compliance. Citation offers a cost-efficient, effective solution that makes even smaller employers compliant with best practices in H&S and HR, with measurable results in improving workplace safety. Citation was established in 1955 and is based in Wilmslow, United Kingdom.

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