Nordic Capital, Apax Partners pick advisors for potential Capio IPO


doctors-operate_sqEuropean buyout houses Apax Partners and Nordic Capital have reportedly hired financial advisors for a stock market listing of Swedish healthcare group Capio.

Nordic, Apax and Apax France bought Capio through a public-to-private transaction in 2006, and have since added to the business by bolting on assets including the healthcare operations of care home company Ambea.

In 2007, Capio acquired specialised clinic chain Vena, and sold its Capio Diagnostics division in 2008. In addition Capio Healthcare UK was divested in 2007.

JP Morgan and Carnegie have been tasked with advising on the potential listings according to Swedish business newspaper Dagens Industri, which added the owners may still look for a sale as an exit option.

Capio had sales of SEK12.4bn ($1.9bn) last year according to Reuters.

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