Apax IX agrees to acquire Healthium MedTech Private Limited

The Apax IX Fund (“Apax IX”) has today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Healthium MedTech Private Limited (“Healthium”), the leading independent medical devices player in India.

Previously known as “Sutures India”, Healthium manufactures and sells a broad range of medical devices and consumable products including those for wound closure, minimally invasive products including endo surgery and arthroscopy consumables, and urology products. With well_known brands and a differentiated position as a low cost, high quality player, Healthium is uniquely placed to broaden its portfolio of products with a view to deepening its presence in the Indian market.

AGA, whose shares are listed on the London Stock Exchange, provides investors with access to the investment expertise of Apax Partners through its investments in a diversified portfolio of private equity funds advised by Apax Partners as well as derived investments in debt and equity. In May 2016, AGA committed $350m to Apax IX.

Funds advised by Apax Partners to acquire Healthium MedTech Private Limited

Mumbai and London, 6 April 2018: Quinag Acquisition (FDI) Limited, a company backed by funds advised by Apax Partners (“the Apax Funds”) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a controlling stake in Healthium MedTech Private Limited (“Healthium” or the “Company”, previously known as “Sutures India”), the leading independent medical devices player in India. The controlling stake was acquired from existing shareholders including TPG Growth, CX Partners, and founding shareholders. The transaction is subject to customary approvals. The financial terms of the transaction are not being disclosed.

Founded in 1992, Healthium manufactures and sells a broad range of medical devices and consumable products including wound closure products, minimally invasive products including endo surgery and arthroscopy consumables, and urology products. The Company’s key brands include Trusynth, Truglyde, Trubond, and Sironix, amongst others.

Through its strong pan-India distribution presence under the Sutures India division, Healthium sells its products across large and corporate hospitals, nursing homes, and government hospitals and institutions, and services over 10,000 hospitals across the country. Backed by the Apax Funds, Healthium plans to further deepen its presence in the Indian market and broaden its portfolio of specialty medtech products.

Healthium has a significant and growing international business with exports to over 50 countries. With an already strong presence in the urology market in the UK, under the Clinisupplies division, Healthium has also recently and successfully launched a portfolio of wound closure products under the Q-Close brand.

Shashank Singh, Partner at Apax Partners and Head of Apax’s India office, said: “Healthcare is a key focus area for Apax in India given secular tailwinds around healthcare spend and government initiatives focused on affordable and universal healthcare. Healthium, with its strong IP and domestic manufacturing base, is well positioned to improve healthcare access and drive excellence in local manufacturing under the Make in India programme. The opportunity is to create a medtech platform of scale to deliver a broad portfolio of products in the Indian market, and we are excited to partner with the management team of Healthium to deliver this vision.”

Steven Dyson, Partner at Apax Partners and Global Co-head of Healthcare at Apax, said: “Apax has strong experience in medical devices companies globally with several large businesses such as Vyaire, Acelity and Syneron Candela in the Apax Funds’ portfolio. Healthium is a well-established brand selling high quality products at affordable prices, which is necessary in a market like India. We see a great opportunity to further expand its product portfolio and create India’s leading medical devices company.”

Matt Hobart, Partner at TPG Growth and leader of the fund’s Healthcare practice globally, said: “TPG Growth has invested in a significant number of healthcare provider businesses around the world, from urgent care clinics and travel nurse staffing in the United States to world-class cancer clinics and specialty mother and child centers in India. Thematically, we have always been focused on investing behind companies that offer high-quality products and services with a focus on value. From the time we invested five years ago, Healthium has always delivered extremely well on that quality-cost equation. We are very pleased to have grown Healthium into one of the leading medtech platforms in India and are confident that the Company will continue to scale effectively for years to come.”

Apax was advised by Kirkland & Ellis (legal counsel), Khaitan & Co (legal counsel), and PwC (accounting and tax advisor). TPG Growth was advised by Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas (legal counsel), Deloitte (accounting and tax), and Goldman Sachs.

Contact details

Investor enquiries
Sarah Wojcik
IR Manager – AGA
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7666 6573
Email: sarah.wojcik@apax.com

Media enquiries
Andrew Kenny
Head of Communications
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7872 6371
Email: andrew.kenny@apax.com


About Apax Global Alpha Limited

AGA is a Guernsey registered closed-ended collective investment scheme incorporated as a non-cellular company that listed on the London Stock Exchange on 15 June 2015. It is regulated by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission.

AGA’s objective is to provide shareholders with capital appreciation from its investment portfolio and regular dividends. The Company is targeting an annualised Total Return, across economic cycles, of 12-15% (net of fees and expenses) including a dividend yield of 5% of Net Asset Value (NAV).

The investment policy of the Company is to make private equity investments in Apax Funds and Derived Investments which are investments in equities and debt derived from the insights gained via Apax Partners’ Private Equity activities. The Company’s portfolio is expected to be allocated in approximately equal proportions between Private Equity and Derived Investments, although the investment mix will fluctuate over time due to market conditions, investment opportunities, cash flow requirements, the dividend policy and other factors.

Further information regarding the Company and its publications are available on the Company’s website at www.apaxglobalalpha.com

About Apax Partners LLP

Apax Partners is a leading global private equity advisory firm. It operates globally and has more than 30 years of investing experience. Apax Partners has advised funds that total over €42 billion in aggregate as at 31 December 2017*. Funds advised by Apax Partners invest in companies across four global sectors of Tech & Telco, Services, Healthcare and Consumer. These funds provide long_term equity financing to build and strengthen world_class companies. For further information about Apax Partners, please visit www.apax.com.

Apax Partners is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority in the UK.

* Funds raised since 1981, commitments converted from fund currency to EUR at FX rates as at December 2017