What we finance
We believe that the healthcare sector offers attractive investment opportunities as demand for well-positioned services continues to increase across the UK.
Downing offers bespoke debt only or combined equity and debt solutions to businesses of between £1 million - £20 million per site. We offer a level of flexibility that other funds struggle to match. We work with growing companies where the freehold property sits within the business that we're supporting and our focus is on, but not limited to, the following sub-sectors:
- elderly residential care homes;
- specialist care - residential and supported living; and
- education - special educational needs, disability (SEND) schools and children's day nurseries.
Our investment goes to support continued growth and development - we help operators with their site-by-site expansion plans via new build development or acquisition where there is scope for operational improvement, extension and/or market re-positioning.
Downing also provides investment into other healthcare-related businesses including drug discovery, health tech and other medical services – for more information, please visit Downing Ventures.
Meet the team
Healthcare news and views
British man born without hand gets real life ‘Metal Gear Solid’ Bionic arm
11 November 2020
Downing Ventures Participates in $50m Series C Funding Round to Advance Clinical Genomic Analysis Software and Data Platform
09 November 2020
Downing Wins Private Equity Investor of the Year at HealthInvestor UK Awards 2020
16 October 2020
Downing LLP selected as Finalist at upcoming LaingBuisson Awards 2020
14 September 2020
Downing Ventures Invests £1.5m in A.I. Company That Prevents Cardiovascular Disease
14 September 2020
Downing FOUR VCT Healthcare Share Class open for tax year-end investments
14 March 2019
Downing appoints new investment director to its healthcare investment team
01 March 2019
Finalist for 'Private Equity Investor of the Year' at HealthInvestor UK Awards 2019
22 February 2019
Downing LLP appoints new Partner in its development capital investment team
25 July 2018
Investment manager Downing exits five care homes following £65 million investment
31 May 2018