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Healthcare company Capio backed by private equity firms like Apax Partners and Nordic Capital, aims for IPO in Sweden

Capio, the private equity-backed Swedish healthcare company has confirmed plans to list on the Swedish Nasdaq stock exchange. Reports indicated that a listing was due, with European buyout houses Apax Partners and Nordic Capital keen to see their portfolio company return to the stock market. Capio was bought through a public-to-private transaction in 2006 by Nordic, Apax and Apax France. Since then they have added to the business by bolting on assets including the healthcare operations of care home company Ambea. Capio acquired specialised clinic chain Vena in 207 and sold its Capio Diagnostics division in 2008. Capio Healthcare UK was divested in 2007.Capio, a pan-European healthcare provider, offers a broad range of medical, surgical and psychiatric healthcare services in four countries through its hospitals, specialist clinics and primary care units.

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