Montreux CM becomes full owner of Mariner Care

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Swiss alternative healthcare investment firm Montreux Capital Management has taken full ownership of Mariner Care, a portfolio of four purposely-built learning disability care homes in Hartlepool.

The firm has bought the remaining 50% stake in Mariner Care, which provides state-of-the-art residential support for people with complex needs and autism.

This move forms the third acquisition of Montreux Capital Management after the company has purchased  ACH Care Homes and The Regard Partnership during 2014, establishing Montreux as the fourth largest operator of specialist care homes in the UK according to the firm.

Oliver Harris, managing director of Montreux Capital Management, says: “The UK healthcare sector is highly fragmented and ripe for consolidation; however, high barriers to entry in a heavily regulated environment prevent many from participating in it. With a strong financial position and our market leading operational and regulatory framework, we are uniquely placed to take advantage of consolidation opportunities as and when they arise.

“Our consolidation strategy aims to enhance the level and quality of care provision, while at the same time delivering attractive returns to our investors through the operational synergies and cost efficiencies that can be achieved through scale.”

Montreux Capital Management runs two investment vehicles, the Montreux Healthcare fund and the Montreux Care Home Fund.

The first one, domiciled in Isle of Man, has returned 20% since its launch in September 2014. The second one, domiciled in Luxembourg,  has returned 39.65% since inception on 1 July 2011.

Montreux Capital Management had £60m (€81.93m) of AUM at the end of 2014.

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