A consortium of Partners Group, Duke Street and Tikehau acquired Voyage Care from HgCapital, the European private equity investor, for £375 million in September 2014.
Partners Group is a global private markets investment manager active in private equity, private debt, private real estate and private infrastructure. It has assets under management of over €40 billion. Within the healthcare sector Partners Group currently holds investments in MultiPlan, the US provider of healthcare cost management solutions, and Strategic Partners, a leading US supplier of medical uniforms, medical footwear and school uniforms. Its track record in the sector includes successful investments in Lifeways (UK), BSN Medical (UK), Universal Hospital Services (USA), Xanit Hospital Internacional (Spain) and Oasis (UK).
Duke Street is an independent private equity provider active in healthcare, business services, consumer and financial services. It has assets under management of over €1.5 billion. Duke Street also benefits from its ability to leverage its partnership with Tikehau, a leading French multi-asset manager with approximately €6 billion of assets. Duke Street has an excellent track record in the healthcare services sector as well as extensive knowledge of the company and management having owned Voyage Care (née Paragon) from 2001 to 2006.