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Healthcare CEOs most likely to seek an IPO, says new research from ECI Partners

Business leaders in the healthcare sector are more likely to seek an IPO than in any other sector, with over a quarter (27 per cent) saying becoming listed is their end goal for the business, according to ECI Partners’ Growth Characteristics report.

ECI, the growth-focused private equity firm, surveyed over 500 fast-growth SME business leaders as part of its Growth Characteristics report in order to define what makes a successful CEO, as well as to understand current challenges and growth plans. 
The report also found that healthcare businesses have performed well over the last two years, with a flux of investment into the sector following the onset of the pandemic. When it comes to future fundraising, a fifth (19 per cent) of healthcare CEOs aim to sell a stake in their business to a private equity investor, while another fifth (19 per cent) intend to sell their business to a larger corporation, as alternative routes to an IPO.

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