What we do

We have a long-standing commitment to investing, developing and creating partnerships for the future of UK healthcare infrastructure.

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Do you have a passion to innovate customer care?

Case study: One Ashford Hospital

Private hospitals

In January 2016 the One Ashford Hospital opened to bring stated of the art Private healthcare to Ashford in Kent.

Case study: Wadswick Green

Retirement villages

Wadswick Green is a new approach to retirement living for the over 60's.  Located in 25 acres of Wiltshire parkland between Corsham and Bath, the newly created apartments and homes offer village-style living for residents.

Why become a partner?

We are seeking strong and ambitious entrepreneurs and management teams, with a track record of having “done it before”, growing and operating successful businesses at the highest level in their chosen healthcare sector. Our team has expertise across a wide range of projects, from care homes, retirement villages, housing with care and private hospitals.

We are obsessed with customer care and this sits at the heart of everything we do. We want to work with people who share this value and are equally driven by people and not profits.

This is why our benchmark for partners is high but for you this means the rewards will be substantial.Our promise is to work with you side-by-side, providing the funding and capital to grow your unique business. We will support you every step of the way to ensure your operation is exceptional and you become a market leader.

How we do it

Long-term partnership

We support our partners to grow and maintain operational businesses for the long-term. We only invest in entrepreneurs who share this value and are with us for the long-haul.

Client focused

Our partners are experts in their fields. Our focus is on supporting our partners and doing everything we can to make their businesses market leading.

Entrepreneurial investment

With access to multiple investment funds and expertise in capital raising, Octopus Healthcare takes a very different approach to funding. We have an innovative entrepreneurial approach to investing in your business, which means we can work with you to choose the best funding platform to help grow your business.

Clinical Assurance

Octopus Healthcare is more than just money. We take clinical assurance and governance very seriously, and have a Clinical Assurance function to support you in ensuring your business is leading-edge from a clinical assurance and governance perspective.

Who can help you

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Shay Ramalingam

Partnerships Director

Part of the Octopus Healthcare Executive team, Shay joined Octopus in 2012. Shay oversees new investments and portfolio companies.

Edward Clough

Business Development Director

Identifying primary care investment and development opportunities, including joint ventures and strategic partnerships, through engagement with GPs, CCGs, NHS Trusts and other bodies.

With almost £1 billion* of funds under management in private investment funds, Octopus Healthcare is helping to transform the UK healthcare estate. We work closely with institutional investors to help them achieve their Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) credentials by investing in the valuable work that takes place in healthcare provision across the UK.

 

*as of 31 March 2019

Our approach to investment

UK healthcare is changing rapidly, creating opportunities to deliver a wider range of services and better experiences for customers. We believe that inspiring new premises can be the catalyst for positive change and impact in a community. Customer care is at the heart of everything we do and we will only invest in and fund buildings and operators who share our values and are as obsessed with the customer experience as we are.
Our flexible approach to working with our partners means we can provide funding to support delivery of more than just a building. We work with operators to build businesses that will become market leading companies in the delivery of better healthcare for the UK. Our team has expertise across a wide range of projects including care homes, retirement communities, housing with care, specialist education schools and private hospitals.

How we do it

Care Homes and Retirement Communities

The UK’s over 65 demographic is growing at three times the rate of the rest of the UK population, which places additional demands on healthcare services and creates the need for more specialist real estate.

In addition, this demographic has growing expectations of lifestyle and quality, which is quite different to prior generations.

Octopus Healthcare is investing in care homes and retirement communities that prolong independence, bring like-minded people together socially and centre around great designs adjusted for the customers’ age.

GP surgeries

Octopus Healthcare previously managed MedicX Fund, the specialist primary care listed REIT which owned 165 GP surgeries across the UK and the Republic of Ireland, with a gross asset value of over £800m.  In March 2019, MedicX Fund merged with Primary Health Properties (PHP), another primary care REIT.

Under Octopus Healthcare’s management, MedicX Fund created a market leading portfolio of modern, purpose-built medical centres, delivering an annualised total shareholder return of 11% over the last 10 years.  Its share price closed upon merger at a 17% premium to EPRA NAV per share.

Octopus Healthcare maintains its strong relationships with the NHS, Trusts, commissioners and providers.

Who can help you

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Ben Penaliggon

Care Home Director

Ben has responsibility for all investment across the care home portfolio and chairs the Octopus Healthcare Investment Committee. He is also a member of the Octopus Healthcare Executive Committee.

Freddie Richards

Investment Director

Freddie joined Octopus Healthcare in 2010 and is responsible for acquisitions in the MedicX Healthfund I and MedicX Healthfund II funds, our care home portfolios.

Kevin Beirne

Retirement Director

A member of the Octopus Healthcare Executive Committee leading retirement living activities and strategy for the Group, including partnerships, investment and the Retirement Fund. Also involved in NHS strategy and joint ventures.

UK healthcare is changing rapidly, providing the opportunity to deliver a wider range of services and create a better experience for customers. Our in-house development team works as a proprietary pipeline to source land in ideal locations for healthcare. We believe new premises can be the catalyst for positive change and positive impact – so we work closely with architects, planners, developers and designers to create maximum impact and local economic benefits.

Walk around a retirement community real estate investment...

Retirement villages

There is a demand for modern, age-adjusted properties that enable residents to enjoy a fulfilling lifestyle that promotes independence. Take a tour of one of our retirement community investments to see more.

Take a tour of a care home....

Care homes

See how, as a specialist investor, we're creating exceptional healthcare facilities you'd choose for your loved ones. Walk around one of our care homes and see for yourself the quality and standard we create

Why develop with us?

Our team has worked with operators and developers to create modern, fit-for-purpose healthcare facilities which not only improve care for the community but make a positive impact on the landscape of the local area. They have expertise across a wide range of projects from care homes, retirement communities, housing with care, specialist education schools and private hospitals.

Our in-house development team works as a proprietary pipeline to source land in ideal locations for healthcare. We work closely with architects, planners, developers and designers to create maximum impact and local economic benefits. We actively involve ourselves in the planning process, attending public consultations and engaging with the community, to keep the customer at the heart of our work.

How we do it

Strategic partnerships

At Octopus Healthcare, it’s all about what can be done, rather than what has been done in the past. We think “outside the box” to provide the best healthcare experience for our customers. Our integrated development and partnership approach means we support our customers through every step to ensure the success of their project.

Designing future care

We are firm believers that good design has a positive impact on the wellbeing, morale and effectiveness of people working in and using a building.
Every healthcare environment we design is unique and makes a real difference to the community.

Stress-free build process

The construction process can be a stressful time but Octopus Healthcare is here to take the strain. We are highly experienced in negotiating all aspects of building, from planning applications to ensuring high standards and regulations are met.

Sustainability matters

At Octopus Healthcare, sustainability is more than just “being green”. Sustainable development is a fundamental part of the project, ensuring new buildings meet both present and future requirements.

Who can help you

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Richard Dooley

Development Director

Richard is responsible for sourcing and developing new projects across the south of England. Sectors covered include primary and secondary care alongside extra care and retirement living. Richard is also part of the Octopus Healthcare Executive Committee.