Founded in 2002, Habit Group is the largest provider of integrated rehabilitation, occupational health and fitness services in New Zealand.
Habit is approaching 300 team members across 26 locations, now on both North and South islands after a 2019 merger. The investment from Livingbridge will be used to grow Habit’s service capabilities further.
Making a habit of growth
- Livingbridge invested in Habit Group in 2018 to support further expansion of Habit’s rehabilitation and occupational health services in NZ and Australia.
- Our corporate development team is working with habit to develop a corporate development strategy. In 2019, Habit merged with Southern Rehab, providing the combined group with an unrivalled reach across the North and South Islands. Southern Rehab operates across 20 sites through its base of 160 staff and holds key contracts with a number of Government and private organisations in New Zealand (including the Accident Compensation Corporation and Ministry of Health).
- The merger extends Habit's reach across the North and South Islands, adds to the significant clinical staff base and increases the group's number of clinics. Together the combined group will have over 50 sites and approximately 500 staff focusing on delivering best practice rehabilitation and occupational health services nationwide.
“We are excited at the opportunity to partner with Livingbridge, an established private equity firm with extensive experience in the healthcare sector around the world. Together we plan to advance the delivery of integrated value-based healthcare and rehabilitation services in New Zealand and further afield.”
Ben Teusse, CEO
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