Digital healthcare specialist secures ‘significant’ investment to drive growth

Greg Holmes with Alison and Marc Schmid

Manchester-based mid-market private equity investor Palatine has completed a “significant” investment in digital healthcare services partner Redmoor Health.

Founded in 2017, Chorley-based Redmoor Health is a trusted partner of the NHS for all things digital technology. It provides a range of digital transformation expertise from design and project management to implementation and analytics.

As a family-run business with a mission to improve patient outcomes and improve service delivery Redmoor has secured investment from Palatine’s Impact Fund, which backs commercially-driven businesses with a mission to positively impact society or the environment.

Redmoor represents the final investment from Palatine’s first Impact Fund, which was the UK’s first dedicated returns-focused Impact Fund raised by a mid-market private equity house and was created to invest in companies that are tackling some of the biggest issues in society today, such as inequalities in education and jobs across UK regions, access to healthcare and climate change.

Marc Schmid, co-founder of Redmoor Health and co-owner with his wife Alison, said: “We’ve grown the business to 30 staff over five years without investment but believe Palatine will take us to the next stage of our growth journey.

“We were approached by 13 different investors but found that Palatine best matched our values, culture and commitment to improve healthcare and the environment.”

He added: “The pandemic highlighted the value that technology can make to healthcare and we look forward to accelerating our growth with Palatine as our partner.”

Impact Fund investment manager, Greg Holmes, led the deal for Palatine alongside partner Beth Houghton, the head of Palatine’s Impact Fund. Both will join Redmoor Health’s board.

Greg Holmes, said: “Marc, Alison and the team have done an outstanding job of driving rapid growth in the business already. Far from taking their feet off the gas, they have a compelling growth strategy which we are excited to develop, through a focus on value enhancement, magnifying their impact and investing in the team and infrastructure.

“We have a huge amount of experience in both the healthcare and technology sectors across our Impact and Buyout Funds, and we look forward to seeing the partnership blossom.”

The deal builds on Palatine’s strong track record in the healthcare and digital sectors, which includes successful investments in Routes Healthcare, tranScrip, Veincentre, FourNet and Acora.

Palatine was advised by Cortus (financial), Candesic (commercial), Hill Dickinson (legal), Panamoure (technology), RSM (tax) and The Quinn Partnership (management). Redmoor Health was advised by Freeths (legal) and Shorts.

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