Acquisition of ISIS Fertility by Bourn Hall Clinic

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PEMCF acted as lead adviser to Bourn Hall Clinic, the world’s first and best-known assisted conception clinic, on its acquisition of ISIS Fertility. We worked with Bourn Hall MD Mike Macnamee and FD Simon Barton on the assessment of the target, deal structuring and the negotiation of terms with the vendors.

Company background

Bourn Hall Clinic was established in 1980 by IVF pioneers Patrick Steptoe and Robert Edwards. It remains one of the UK’s leading fertility clinics. In 2005, Mike Macnamee led a management buyout from Bourn Hall’s Swiss pharmaceutical parent company Serono. The MBO was very successful and the clinic has since expanded.

ISIS Fertility was established in Colchester in 1999 to provide fertility treatment for patients in Essex and South Suffolk. Following the deal it will become Bourn Hall Clinic Colchester.

Deal structure

The deal was funded by Bourn Hall from its own resources, along with an element of vendor financing.


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