Exponent Private Equity, a prominent European private equity firm, has announced its investment in Kingsbridge Healthcare Group (KHG), a leading private healthcare provider in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. This marks Exponent’s first investment in Northern Ireland and their eighth on the island of Ireland. The investment aims to scale KHG’s operations and enhance its capability to provide top-notch medical services. Co-founders Dr. Suresh Tharma and Mr. Ashok Songra will retain a significant stake, with Dr. Tharma becoming Chair of KHG’s Board. Established in 2004, KHG operates four hospitals and eleven medical centers, and has shown consistent growth in capacity and clinical capabilities. With a workforce of over 1,100 and 400 medical consultants, KHG is bolstered by Exponent’s commitment to fostering market-leading businesses. Exponent has a track record of investing in rapidly expanding healthcare and engineering sectors in Ireland, such as H&MV, Ethos Engineering, and Chanelle Pharma. Exponent’s partners, David McGovern and Jeroen Regeur, emphasized their commitment to strengthening KHG’s role in the Irish healthcare system. Mark Regan, CEO of KHG, welcomes the partnership, noting its potential to improve healthcare access in Northern Ireland, which has some of the longest waiting lists in Europe. Exponent has substantially invested over EUR 1 billion in Ireland over the past decade in various sectors.

Private Equity, Healthcare, Investment and M&A,Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, European Union