HgCapital has agreed to acquire Frösunda LSS AB, a Swedish provider of specialist disability care, from Dutch private equity firm Polaris. No financial terms were disclosed.
HgCapital, the European sector focused private equity investor, is pleased to announce that it has agreed the acquisition of Frösunda LSS AB, the leading Swedish provider of specialist disability care. The transaction is subject to regulatory approval. The company has been acquired from Polaris, the Danish private equity firm. The value of the transaction was undisclosed.
Frösunda, headquartered in Solna, Sweden, was originally a subsidiary of the health care services co-operative, Praktikertjänst. It became an independent business, backed by Polaris, in 2007. Frösunda provides personal assistance (care delivered to the home) and housing (group assisted accommodation) services for adults and children with physical or mental disabilities. It also has an emerging coaching and schools business. Frösunda cares for 1,600 users and operates 41 offices across Sweden.
HgCapital will be working with the existing management team to continue to develop Frösunda as an independent business and the leading provider of specialist care in Sweden. HgCapital fully supports management’s strategic objectives of maintaining organic growth, continuing to grow by acquisition and further investment to diversify the company’s care offering.
This transaction is the second investment made by HgCapital’s specialist healthcare sector team in the last six months. Carl Harring executed the transaction for HgCapital as part of an exclusive bid process.
Commenting on the acquisition, Lindsay Dibden, Partner of HgCapital and Head of the Healthcare team stated: “The HgCapital healthcare team has followed the Scandinavian market for several years based on the favourable macro demographics, high quality companies, and the strong trend towards outsourcing. Our sector experience and knowledge of Nordic investing meant we were able to proactively identify the key sub sectors we wish to deploy capital in, namely specialist care.
Carl Harring, who led the transaction for HgCapital added, “Frösunda provides the broadest care offering in the Swedish specialist care market and has an excellent management team. This investment represents an attractive opportunity to build on the company’s impressive track record in its current markets and to enable it to expand its care offering into adjacent segments.”
Goran Fredriksson, CEO of Frösunda said: “Over recent years Frösunda has undergone extensive re-organisation and established an excellent reputation in delivering the highest quality of care in Sweden. We are pleased to be able to draw on HgCapital’s sector expertise and financial backing in working towards the next stage in the company’s evolution.”