Healthcare Sector

Articles, news and analysis on growth businesses operating in the healthcare sector.


Healthcare Locums makes board appointments

Recruitment firm Healthcare Locums has made three new appointments to its board following a period of turmoil at the company.


Femcare sold to Utah Medical for £25 million

Mid-market private equity firm Barclays Private Equity has exited Femcare Group, selling its holding in the business to Nasdaq-listed Utah Medical Products for £25 million.

Mergers & Acquisitions

Halma makes medical acquisition

Health and sensor technology business Halma has acquired Swiss-based Medicel for CHF70 million (£46.6 million).


Hybrid Biosystems and Myotec merge

Seed-stage investor The Mercia Fund has merged portfolio companies Hybrid Biosystems and Myotec to form PsiOxus Therapeutics in a deal that has attracted £3.6 million in funding.


EKF Diagnostics buys Argutus Medical

German medical devices company EKF Diagnostics Holdings has acquired the Irish medical testing business Argutus Medical for £2.18 million.


IBL to acquire EKF-diagnostic

International Brand Licensing has agreed to acquire German EKF-diagnostic for £11.8 million.

Growth Planning

A hip turnaround

New CEO Peter Huntley is determined to revive the fortunes of hip and knee transplant company Corin.


ImmuPharma sells shares

Drug discoverer ImmuPharma’s chairman and chief executive have sold £10.75 million of shares to M&G and other institutions.


Neoss gets teeth into £5.5 million 

Privately owned Neoss, a developer of dental implants based in Harrogate, has secured £5.5 million to fund research and development and global sales expansion.


Rising star: Marc Koska

Marc Koska spent 24 years working on his single-use syringe, which is designed to reduce the spread of disease in poor countries. His company Star Syringe is now profitable with revenues of £1.5 million


NeutraHealth’s Perrigo deal

NeutraHealth has become the UK's largest provider of private-label vitamins and supplements after buying one of its rivals.


Neoss raises £10 million

Dental implant company Neoss has completed a £10 million round of funding from venture capital firm MM Ventures, its sixth from the investor.