Healthcare & education
Quality care and better outcomes are at the heart of every business we support
Across our over 20+ investments in Healthcare we’ve learnt that the only strategy for sustainable long-term growth is to focus on delivering the highest quality care and continually striving to improve the lives of all individuals our companies look after. This underpins everything we do in healthcare.
We’ve built a strong understanding of the nuances of being successful in healthcare compared to other sectors – this requires a high degree of empathy and compassion alongside a strong understanding of what drives commercial value.
We’ve learnt how to grow healthcare propositions without compromising quality – this is about investing early on in the right clinical and governance framework and creating an environment for your employees to thrive. There are no shortcuts.
An established player with expertise in all areas of Healthcare, both in the UK and internationally
We have experience in all areas of healthcare including primary care, social care, healthcare technology, pharma services, medical products and supplies, and multi-site consumer healthcare such as dentistry, fertility and physiotherapy. We’ve build businesses organically but also executed buy and build strategies to consolidate sectors where we see an opportunity for scale to ultimately deliver better quality care. We’ve worked a number of businesses selling into public payors such as the NHS, as well as a backing propositions focused on catering to the increasing demand for private provision.
We’ve invested in the UK as well as Australia and the Netherlands – this has given is unique insight into how different markets operate, allowing our investees to learn best practice from across the globe.
Healthcare sector case studies
Fresh Tandartsen is a leading Dutch dental group, focused on a high-quality and patient centric-approach.
Habit Group is the largest provider of integrated rehabilitation, occupational health and fitness services in New Zealand.
Helping Hands provides a wide range of tailored home care services, ranging from its hourly visiting service, to 24-hour live-in care. It also offers a nurse-led clinical care service which enables …
Bright Futures is a specialist residential care organisation supporting young people and adults with autism and learning difficulties.
Four Eyes Insight is a medical productivity and clinical service consultancy, founded in 2013 by Dr Henry Carleton and Brian Wells. Henry and Brian both come from a medical background, and the …
How we can help
If you are looking to change the scale of your offering to customers, we have developed the expertise and network over the last 20 years to best equip you for that journey. Our growth acceleration team is a dedicated in-house resource, designed around the needs of the investees we back. Whether you are looking to acquire more customers or roll out a buy-and-build plan, we have the resources to enable you to deliver.
We also have experience supporting businesses as they navigate the ever-changing policy landscape and we understand the impact this can have on businesses in the healthcare and education sector.
In a rapidly changing market, our drive to back great businesses that make a difference is more important than ever. We believe the best businesses in healthcare and education have wonderful opportunities to flourish – and make a real difference to all our lives.
Post the exit from Livingbridge, we’ve been able to build on the building blocks they’ve put in place. We’ve really been able to continue to grow organically with the structure and the structure that was in place. We’ve actually got the ability to do some acquisitions, as well as organic growth, which is a really interesting place to be now.
Managing Director, Williams Medical Supplies
We were absolutely aware entering a partnership with Livingbridge that we would be pushed, and we would be challenged – that was the appeal. We spend a lot of time talking about strategy, around what next, where we’re focusing our priorities, where we’re allocating resources.
CEO, Habit Health
Livingbridge really does stand out in the private equity market as really understanding what providing high-quality acute care is about. They understand that quality is crucial, and they understand the need to invest to achieve scale. They really do empower the organisation and the team.
CEO, Bright Futures