Doughty Hanson to acquire USP Hospitales

Independent private equity firm Doughty Hanson is to acquire USP Hospitales, a Spanish hospital operator, from Barclays and Royal Bank of Scotland for €355m (approximately $471.3m).

USP Hospitales, the third largest private hospital operator in Spain, focuses on the provision of hospital services to the private insurance and self-pay segments. It offers a comprehensive range of services covering all medical specialties, with a particular strength in trauma, gynaecology, oncology, cardiology, neurosurgery and internal medicine. With 12 hospitals, a specialist clinic and 22 auxiliary clinics, with a total of over 1,200 beds, USP Hospitales is present in nine out of Spain’s 17 regions and has a strong presence in Barcelona, Madrid and Seville.

Rothschild advised Doughty Hanson on the transaction, which is subject to regulatory requirements and is expected to close in late March 2012.



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