The UK’s specialist care sector remains highly attractive, offering strong and stable cash flows underpinned by public funding, physical property assets and good growth prospects. The fragmented nature of the market offers ample opportunity for consolidation and further M&A activity. However, competition for these quality assets is increasingly tough; a diverse range of investors from traditional strategics to infrastructure funds are deploying significant capital to secure the best platforms.

These themes are discussed in further detail in the inaugural Alantra Specialist Care Fast 50, our ranking of the 50 fastest-growing, privately owned specialist care businesses.