INVESTMENT YEAR
2018
SECTOR
Healthcare & education
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Integrated rehabilitation, occupational health & fitness services

Habit Health (formerly “Habit Group”) is the largest provider of integrated rehabilitation, occupational health and fitness services in New Zealand.

Habit is approaching 500 team members across locations. Habit now has national coverage across its core services after expanding into the South Island in 2019 through a combination with Southern Rehab. The investment from Livingbridge will be used to continue to grow Habit’s service capabilities.

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We’re working with habit to deliver a comprehensive M&A strategy, completing 4 acquisitions since investment, which has allowed the business to continue to build out its geographic presence and service offering.

Internationalisation
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We’ve supported the mapping of international oppoprunities, particularly in Australia, and have been able to help Habit get a more detailed understanding of the Australian market.

Talent
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We have sourced top talent for the Habit team, adding several roles across finance (including a CFO), operations, marketing and M&A.

Tech enablement
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Our Growth Acceleration Team have guided Habit to create a platform which combines  and summarises key business data from each of its systems. The platform is being used to help maintain quality of care and operational efficiency across each of its business units and locations.

Habit Health timeline

2002 Business founded
2011 Tenders a contract with ACC for the provision of vocational rehabilitation services
2015 Launches Habit Group brand
2016 Acquires OK Health Services
2017 Acquires Work Recovery
2018 Establishes Habit Rehabilitation, Habit Health & Fitness, and OK Health
2018 Livingbridge invests
2019 Merges with Southern Rehab
2020 Rebrands as Habit Health

Case study: Habit Group