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CARE Fertility is the UK’s leading fertility clinic group for IVF treatment. It operates nine full-service fertility clinics supported by a network of 13 satellite facilities, providing extensive coverage across the UK and Ireland. The company has been at the forefront of IVF science for over 20 years, and its clinicians are able to offer the most advanced and effective procedures available today.

  • Investment: June 2012
  • Sector: Healthcare
  • Business: Fertility services
  • Growth Strategy: Roll-out and buy-and-build

Why we invested

CARE Fertility operates in a growing market, due to declining fertility rates and other lifestyle factors. The company is the clear market leader, and has built an outstanding reputation based on its superior success rates and clinical leadership. This was an opportunity to back a management team with an unrivalled track record in the sector, to expand its network through the roll-out and acquisition of new clinics.

The result

During Bowmark’s period of investment, CARE significantly expanded its operations, adding clinics in London, Tunbridge Wells, Bath, Birmingham and Dublin, through the development and acquisition of new sites, as well as investing in its existing facilities. Whilst undergoing this expansion, the company remained at the forefront of new clinical technology, including developing the time lapse embryo imaging technique, CAREmaps. In 2019, CARE Fertility was sold to Silverfleet Capital for an undisclosed sum.

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Bowmark get it. They really understand our business and our industry, and have helped us to realise our objectives. The experience has been a very positive one.

Simon Fishel, Chief Executive
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