LGV Capital has agreed to sell Classic Hospitals Group, the UK’s sixth largest private acute hospital operator, to Spire Healthcare (formerly BUPA Hospitals), which is controlled by funds managed by Cinven, for £145m. Classic Hospitals owns and operates ten high quality private acute hospitals. Collectively Classic Hospitals has approximately 370 beds and employs over 2,000 staff.
Shares have been sold to institutional investors for €15.8 a share
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