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Key Capital Partners exits Hallam Medical

Key Capital Partners (KCP) has exited Hallam Medical though a management buy-out backed by ABN Amro, delivering a healthy return for investors.Sheffield-based Hallam Medical is a healthcare staffing business which deploys highly qualified nurses, largely Advanced Nurse Practitioners, Community Care Specialists and Telephone Triage Clinical Advisors.

KCP backed Hallam in April 2014 with a GBP3.3 million pound investment, which was used to crystallise some of the value the founding shareholders had built and provide working capital to accelerate the growth of the business.

Hallam CEO, Deborah McCain, says: “We have enjoyed a great relationship with the team at KCP. They have been supportive and encouraging throughout the time they were invested. Their market knowledge and business insight has been invaluable in helping us steer the business through a fast-changing market.”

KCP Partner, Philip Duquenoy, adds: “It has been a pleasure to work with Deborah, Alex Munro and the team during the last few years. The management team did an excellent job navigating rapidly changing market conditions and I wish them well for the future.”

This is the second successful exit for KCP in October 2020, following the sale of Sparta Global for a seven-times return earlier in the month.
The management team were advised by Kevin Davies and Declan Savage of BHP Corporate Finance. Legal advice was provided by Sean Fitzgerald of Ward Hadaway.
With offices in Leeds and London, KCP makes equity investments of between GBP3 million and GBP15 million and has a strong reputation for deliverability and a track record of producing outstanding returns for its investors. Other current investments by the firm include Routes Healthcare,, The Kite Factory, YorkTest Laboratories, Wells Plastics, Commhoist Logistics and Avantis Education.

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