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January 2023: Healthcare M&A Snapshot

View our snapshot of the key deals (M&A, private equity and venture capital) across the UK healthcare sector in January 2023.

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Notable sector deals: January 2023

PAM Group’s acquisition of MedProtect

  • An interesting deal for PAM Group, with the acquisition of mobile health screening services provider MedProtect

  • PAM Group, which took on investment from LDC in 2021, is one of the UK’s largest occupational health providers, employing over 700 people

  • The business has undertaken various acquisitions in recent years to diversify its service offering, including Concept Northern and 66Fit

  • We expect to see further deals across the occupational health sector in 2023, with consolidators such as Marlowe and PAM Group remaining active, whilst we also anticipate operators from adjacent sectors entering the market through acquisition

Acquisition of ProDental CPD by Agilio Software

  • Another successful deal for Agilio Software, the compliance software provider for dental and private health operators, as it continues to undertake an aggressive buy & build strategy

  • ProDental CPD offers a clinical learning platform which is complementary to Agilio’s existing product, iLearn, and will enhance the business’ presence in this area

  • Agilio has undertaken numerous acquisitions since August Equity’s initial investment in 2019, broadening the end markets served and the functionality of its software

DNV’s acquisition of MBI Healthcare Technologies

  • Another deal highlighting the attractiveness of software, technology and data services which support the NHS in addressing the elective care backlog

  • Through the use of AI-backed technology, MBI Healthcare Technologies supplies healthcare providers with an accurate view of patient waiting lists, preventing inefficiencies caused by incorrect data

  • The acquisition by DNV, the quality assurance and risk management provider, aims to scale MBI’s solutions in the UK as well as targeting international growth

  • We expect to see significant further M&A activity across this area of the market in 2023, as digital transformation of the NHS is fast-tracked

New Foscote Hospital commences buy & build strategy

  • The first deal for The New Foscote Hospital as part of a new buy & build strategy, with the acquisition of the Royal Buckinghamshire Hospital (RBH)

  • RBH, based in Aylesbury, is a centre of excellence for spinal and neuro rehabilitation, treating patients from across the globe

  • The New Foscote aims to recognise synergies between RBH and its existing operations in Banbury and London, in addition to making significant investment into the infrastructure, staffing and services

  • The deal is the start of the clinician-owned group’s ambitious plans to acquire private healthcare facilities across the UK

Healthcare market activity: January 2023

Private equity activity



Acquirer / Investor

Exiting PE


St Michael's Dental Practice & Orthodontics

Portman Dental (Core Equity)


Medical Products

Therapy Equipment

ESAB Corporation


Occupational Health


PAM Group





Person Centred Software

(Cow Corner)



ProDental CPD

Agilio Software



Venture capital activity



Lead Investor



Home care management system




Platform to manage ADHD using CBT techniques

Octopus Ventures


IQ Endoscopes

Single use endoscopy device




Digital health app supporting menopause, fertility and men's/women's health

Albion VC



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