Hazlewoods health and social care deals exceed £650 million in 2021

Published: Wednesday 19 January 2022

Hazlewoods Corporate Finance specialist healthcare team has seen a further increase in deal activity in 2021, advising on transactions worth £658 million.

In a year that saw Hazlewoods recognised as ‘Advisory Firm of the Year’ at the Business Leader Awards and named the sixth most active adviser in the UK by Experian, the healthcare team has completed 111 deals with an average value of £6 million.

Transaction values were up an impressive 22% on the previous year, which had only seen a minor interruption in activity during April and May due to the pandemic.

In line with increased deal activity, the Corporate Finance team has grown significantly over the last 12 months and now comprises five Partners and more than 40 professionals, with further expansion plans for 2022.  

Corporate Finance Partner, John Lucas, said: “Healthcare continues to be an attractive investment category for private equity and other investors. Confidence remains high amongst investors in the sector and we expect this to continue into 2022.

“Our expanding team has a great deal of expertise and greater capacity to deal with more complex transactions for our clients.”

Richard Dade, Partner, added: “In the last 12 months we have helped to support and deliver on a remarkable level of deal activity - it has been fantastic to work with our clients on so many successful transactions.  

“It is testament to the resilience of the sector that investor confidence remains really strong, despite the multitude of operational challenges that COVID has posed. Our continued investment in our team and a strong pipeline of transactions means we are feeling really excited about 2022. We see the sector and our clients continuing to build on the outstanding success of 2021.”

For more information or to discuss a potential transaction in the health and care sector, please contact John Lucas at john.lucas@hazlewoods.co.uk or Richard Dade at richard.dade@hazlewoods.co.uk or call 01242 680000.

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