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Foresight invests GBP3m in Med Imaging Healthcare

Foresight Group has invested GBP3 million from the Foresight Regional Investment Fund into the Merseyside-based healthcare business Med Imaging Healthcare.

This is the third investment made by the fund following the recent investments in UDP and Euxton Group.
Established in 1995 by Tim Dickinson, ex-Siemens healthcare engineer, Med Imaging provides servicing, reactive maintenance, repair and sale of a range of diagnostic imaging equipment for the NHS, private health sector and dental markets. It has grown to become one of the leading independents, working with the majority of NHS trusts throughout the UK.
Foresight’s investment facilitates a partial buy-out of the business and provides growth capital to support the growth plans of the business. As part of the transaction Christopher Langley has been appointed as non-executive chairman. Langley is an experienced CEO and chairman with more than 10 years’ experience in the healthcare industry.
James Livingston, partner, Foresight, says: “Med Imaging represents a compelling opportunity to invest in a well-established business, which maintains vital equipment across many NHS trusts. The business is able to offer the NHS compelling cost efficiencies when compared to certain competitors and offers a high level of service. The business is growing well, both in its core market and across new service lines. We look forward to working with Tim and the broader management team in the coming years.”
Matthew Pomroy, investment manager, Foresight, says: “Tim has built one of the leading independents in the sector and has demonstrated a significant pipeline of opportunity. This is the third investment from Foresight’s Regional Fund and demonstrates our commitment to the North West.”
Dickinson says: “I am delighted to be working alongside Foresight to further develop our offering and increase our position in the market place. Foresight’s experience in supporting businesses and developing UK SMEs will be invaluable to the future growth of the business.” 

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