Inspirit Capital has acquired Wilmington Healthcare - being rebranded as HSJ

Arrowpoint Advisory’s TMT and Healthcare teams have advised Inspirit Capital on its acquisition of Wilmington Healthcare from Wilmington plc (LSE: WIL).

Home to the renowned Health Service Journal (HSJ), Wilmington Healthcare is also a leading provider of mission-critical data, information, events and advisory solutions across the NHS, pharmaceuticals, med-tech and life sciences sectors. The group is being rebranded under the recognised HSJ name and will comprise of four divisions: HSJ Market Intelligence, HSJ Advisory, HSJ Events and Its core strength is helping customers and clients understand and engage with the UK healthcare system.

Inspirit Capital is a London-based investment firm that specialises in acquiring businesses that are no longer core to their parent company’s strategic objectives and require a different ownership structure to achieve their full potential. Inspirit manages capital on behalf of a blue-chip institutional investor base.

Will Stamp, Founding Partner at Inspirit Capital, said: “We are delighted to be investing in HSJ. It is a truly differentiated business given its integrated offering and is well-positioned to capitalise on the ongoing growth in demand for data and information services across the UK healthcare space. The divestment also reinforces Inspirit’s status as a trusted partner for delivering corporate carve-out transactions.”

Joe Barnett, Director at Arrowpoint Advisory in the TMT team, stated: “With Inspirit, the team at Wilmington Healthcare (HSJ) have a highly supportive and experienced partner. This transaction represents another compelling credential for Arrowpoint Advisory in the information services space."

Richard Fetterman, Managing Director at Arrowpoint Advisory and co-head of TMT, concluded: “We are pleased to have advised Inspirit Capital on its investment in Wilmington Healthcare (HSJ). It has been a pleasure to work with the Inspirit team and we will watch with great interest the future success of the business.”

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