Independent global mid-market investment banking firm Alantra has established a UK healthcare real assets offering, to meet demand from healthcare investors, as well as real estate and infrastructure investors, to invest in healthcare property and infrastructure.

The offering is being delivered by partner Justin Crowther, who heads Alantra’s UK healthcare team, and Hoong Wey Woon, who heads the UK real assets team.

Crowther has more than 20 years of transaction advisory experience delivering M&A and raising equity and debt capital for clients across the healthcare services sector.

Woon, a partner who joined Alantra last year from KPMG where he was co-head of its real assets corporate finance division, has over 20 years’ experience in the sector and has completed more than £5 billion of real estate transactions over the past decade.

Crowther said: “All our clients, whether business owners and operators, funders, investors or developers across elderly and specialist care and retirement and senior living, share the same objective of getting the best use from their healthcare property and infrastructure. In the UK, Alantra is well known for helping owners through each stage of their business’s life cycle, ranging from growth to ultimate exit. By establishing the healthcare real assets offering, we are ensuring clients know this expertise includes property and infrastructure solutions across the value chain, whether it is a corporate disposal, identifying capital partners to help fund a development pipeline, acquisitions, sale and leaseback arrangements, or realising value from complex real asset situations.”  

Woon added: “With interest rates at near all-time lows, investors looking to generate stable, predictable cash flows are increasing their allocations to real assets. Elderly care, specialist care, retirement and senior living are major growth sectors over the next decade and beyond due to tailwinds including favourable demographics, upgrading and future-proofing facilities, and the robust response to Covid-19. We are working with a range of investors from the UK, Europe, the US and Asia that are keen to support high-quality operators and well invested, fit for purpose infrastructure and development opportunities.”

Date published: September 21, 2020

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