Healthcare due diligence

Advance confidently in healthcare with our unmatched expertise

Every healthcare transaction is unique, presenting its own set of challenges and opportunities. Whether you’re engaged in an acquisition, divestiture, forging a strategic alliance, or shaping your corporate strategy, it’s vital that due diligence is sufficiently informed with enough expert input to optimise returns and drive deal value.

As award-winning experts in healthcare, we use our unparalleled industry knowledge around health systems, life sciences, data innovation and health investing to support you on your investment journey. Our highly experienced due diligence advisory team is committed to guiding you through every stage of a transaction – whether that’s buy side or sell side – ensuring that you are well-informed and well-prepared as we navigate the intricacies of your deal. Partner with us and gain the 360° insights needed to make informed decisions that build lasting enterprise value.

Our approach

Our health investing, data and health systems consulting teams offer a dynamic blend of knowledge, encompassing commercial, operational and financial expertise. This generates real value at every stage of the deal lifecycle.

Experts in healthcare:

  • Delivered 1,500+ engagements for clients over a decade – our work has been used in 70% of ICSs and half of UK Trusts, as well as half of pharma companies.
  • Deep understanding of the NHS and how to navigate the operational and commercial implications of change.
  • Strategic partner of choice for NHS executives and the independent healthcare sector
  • NHS financial expertise with 100% of CF’s finance practice holding accounting qualifications.

Award winning data services:

  • Access to more healthcare data than any other company in the UK.
  • Our experience of health systems and NHS financial sustainability, combined with data insights capabilities, uniquely qualifies us as an advisor to the private sector.

Our due diligence offers

Strategic and commercial due diligence

Our due diligence advice includes holistically assessing the strategic implications and commercial attractiveness of a deal, partnering with clients to:

  • Anticipate potential challenges and future market changes that could impact valuations.
  • Explore the implications of a deal, including alignment with company goals and the reality of the planned time frame.
  • Analyse the commercial attractiveness of a target company or strategic move, through looking at go to market strategy, market dynamics or a company’s positioning.
  • Make a realistic assessment of the value potential over time, and the actions required for this to be realised. This includes looking at the level of integration risk and whether the deal value can be realised by the existing management team.

We offer bespoke due diligence engagements that fit the needs of your business and the nature of the target, including:

  • Target screening.
  • Market sizing and new entry assessments.
  • Competitor landscape mapping, including market dynamics.
  • Commercial attractiveness assessments.
  • Business plan reviews.
  • Risk assessments and commercial integration considerations.

Operational due diligence

Operational due diligence requires true subject matter expertise to be effective. Our team has extensive first-hand experience of working in healthcare, enabling us to provide expert analysis. We delve deep into the inner workings of your target company, revealing business risks and underlying performance, as well as opportunities for optimisation and growth.

Our data innovation team then translates this analysis into measurable outcomes that inform your investment thesis.

Examples of our strategic and commercial due diligence services include:

  • Review of CQC report and appraisal of implications.
  • Data-driven reports on operational effectiveness.
  • Assessments of operating models.
  • Considerations when integrating operations.

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To speak to one of our specialists about Healthcare due diligence, contact us today.