For a UK-based private equity firm with a focus on Small & Medium-Sized Businesses

Business need

  • With growing awareness of mental-health-related issues and increased funding from the UK government to deal with this public health challenge, the mental healthcare services market is expected to witness significant growth in the short term.
  • The client was keen to analyse this market to identify investment opportunities in the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) care home market and wanted to create a detailed market map.

To assess investment opportunities in the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) market in the UK

The client outlined two key reasons for selecting RocSearch:

  • Our ability to rapidly deploy customised teams with the necessary skills
  • Our flexible client-centric engagement models

Approach and Methodology

  • As a first step, the market mapping study identified all the sources that comprehensively covered the ASD care home and mental healthcare establishment landscape for England and Wales. These sources included regulatory bodies, care home directories and UK-based associations.

We created a universe of c. 5,000 care homes and screened for relevant privately held, for-profit business establishments that supported ASD, mental health conditions and other learning & physical disabilities located in England and Wales.

  • Our private equity consultants identified and profiled more than 900 businesses that met the client’s criteria of business operations and patient segment.
  • The strip profiles of the shortlisted care homes captured details of their service offerings, establishment type & size, patient segment, financial key performance indicators (KPIs), ownership and other relevant parameters to give the client a detailed view of individual business opportunities across the entire market map.

Business outcomes

  • An unprecedented view of the care home market in the UK, highlighting investment worthy opportunities and a potential bolt-on pipeline
  • Analysed pockets of high concentration in specific geographic and business sub-segments of the market
  • Revealed attractive consolidation opportunities

Our detailed market map gave the client an unprecedented view of the care home market in the UK, highlighting investment worthy opportunities and a potential bolt-on pipeline.


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