Clearwater International advises Vanguard Healthcare on refinancing transaction

Vanguard Healthcare Solutions has raised €20.9m in a debt refinancing deal with high street bank AIB, in a transaction advised by Clearwater International.

Vanguard provides additional capacity through the provision of mobile surgical facilities – including operating theatres, endoscopy suites, mobile wards and clinics – to the NHS and private healthcare providers in the UK and abroad. The company has performed strongly throughout the past decade, with its growing fleet of 40 units in use around the UK and Europe.

The refinancing of the existing debt facilities will significantly reduce the company’s cost of capital and decrease annual debt service by almost €2.5m. The refinancing will also allow capital to be made available for investment in new units and services.