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May 2022: Healthcare M&A Snapshot

This snapshot summarises the key mergers & acquisitions, private equity and venture capital transactions across the UK healthcare sector in May 2022.

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Notable Sector Deals

Lonsdale Capital’s acquisition of Today’s Dental Group

  • Lonsdale’s acquisition of Today’s Dental, a group of eight practices, creates another buy and build platform within the sector

  • Driven by an experienced team with expertise in executing serial acquisitions, the business will be well placed to build a pipeline of deals for future growth

  • The deal outlines the continued attractiveness of the UK dental sector for private equity investors

  • Despite consolidation occurring over a number of years, there is still ample opportunity for inorganic growth and the creation of scale within a relatively short timeframe due to the number of independently owned practices

Acquisition of Pennine MSK Partnership by Vita Health

  • A strategic acquisition for Vita Health, strengthening its provision of NHS MSK services to extend across six regions

  • Adding a team of over 90 clinical staff, Pennine MSK specialises in orthopaedics, rheumatology and persistent pain around the Oldham area

  • With over 20 million people in the UK living with an MSK condition and over £5bn spent by the NHS annually on treatment, this is a large market with strong growth drivers

  • The deal bolsters Vita’s NHS contracts and further acquisitions across the sector are likely in due course as larger players look to expand their footprint and capitalise upon organic market growth

Peal Capital’s acquisition of Derma Medical

  • An interesting transaction given the aesthetic market’s transition towards a more regulated environment

  • Derma Medical is a multinational training provider for non-surgical aesthetic treatments, providing medical professionals with recognised qualifications in non-invasive injectable procedures

  • With a forecast CAGR of 9.6% in the global facial injectables market and a growing focus on suitably trained professionals, Derma Medical will be ideally placed to benefit from these sector tailwinds

  • Peal’s funding will be utilised to support the next phase of international expansion for the business

Acquisition of Champion Health by Physitrack

  • The acquisition of Champion Health, a workplace health platform, bolsters Physitrack’s presence in the buoyant corporate wellness market

  • By combining Champion with it’s existing subscription-based wellness offering, Access, Physitrack is building a comprehensive health and wellness product for SMEs and larger enterprises

  • Day one consideration of £2.5m represents a revenue multiple of c.7x, with a further earnout worth up to c.£7.9m based on future financial targets

  • Following its listing on the Nasdaq OMX First North market, Physitrack has been aggressive in its M&A strategy as it looks to expand its service offering and geographical presence rapidly

Healthcare market activity

Private equity activity




Exiting PE


DD Group

Sun European Partners



Today's Dental

Lonsdale Capital



Pennine MSK Partnership

Vita Health (Archimed)


Listed acquirer acitivty





Digital Health

Champion Health




Anton Vets



*Day one consideration with an earnout worth up to c.£7.9m

Venture Capital Activity



Lead Investor



Surgical training technology

Norgine Ventures



Workplace wellbeing platform

Triple Point Ventures



Surface acoustic wave nebulisers

Foresight Williams


Zapped Skin

Tele-dermatology Platform

Jenson Funding Partners



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