Lovells looks after Ramsay acquisition

Lovells has represented Australian private hospital operator Ramsay Health Care on the £193m acquisition of Swedish healthcare provider Capio’s UK operations.

Private equity partner Tom Whelan led the team acting on the deal, assisted by partners Alan Greenough and Stephanie Keen and associates Claire McCluggage and Amanda Onions.

Ramsay bought Capio’s UK operations from private equity houses Apax and Nordic Capital, which turned to Linklaters for advice on the transaction.

Whelan said the deal is the first that Lovells has completed for Ramsay in the UK.

The transaction involved support from the real estate, healthcare regulatory, competition, employment, pensions, environmental, IP/IT and tax practices.