Cairngorm Capital Partners LLP’s Acquisition Of E-zec Medical Transport Services

Gowling WLG has advised Cairngorm Capital Partners LLP on the deal. DMH Stallard provided legal advice to E-zec Medical Transport Services.

Cairngorm Capital Partners LLP acquired E-zec Medical Transport Services (E-zec), England’s largest independent provider of Non-Emergency Patient Transport Services (NEPTS).

Established in 1998, E-zec provides a range of services to Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs). With a fleet of over 550 vehicles, the company operates patient transport to and from healthcare settings, including specialist high dependency crews and ambulances for critical inter-hospital transfers. E-zec is also a leader in bariatric provision, offering a UK-wide bariatric ambulance service, supporting both emergency services and planned hospital visits. E-zec employs 1,500 specialist staff across 31 depots and in 2020 achieved revenues of £50 million.

Cairngorm Capital’s investment will allow E-zec to strengthen its data analytic capabilities and use the insights to deliver enhanced performance and innovation to commissioners and patients.

Gowling WLG’s team advising on the deal was led by corporate M&A / private equity partner Ian Piggin (Picture), supported by Dhruv Chhatralia, Ben Parker (both corporate), Zoe Fatchen and Elizabeth Emerson (both tax).

Cairngorm Capital was also advised on this transaction by PwC (financial and tax), CIL Consultants (commercial), Willis (insurance), Equator (IT) and WA Communications.

The DMH Stallard team was led by Jonathan Grant  supported by  Callum Kirk, Liz  Gillingham, Greg Burgess and Tom Trowbridge.
Involved fees earner: Greg Burgess – DMH Stallard; Liz Gillingham – DMH Stallard; Jonathan Grant – DMH Stallard; Callum Kirk – DMH Stallard; Thomas Trowbridge – DMH Stallard; Dhruv Chhatralia – Gowling WLG; Zoe Fatchen – Gowling WLG; Ben Parker – Gowling WLG; Ian Piggin – Gowling WLG;

Law Firms: DMH Stallard; Gowling WLG;

Clients: Cairngorm Capital; E-zec Medical Transport;

Author: Federica Tiefenthaler