Wednesday 19 June

The Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street (London)

18:00pm- 21:00pm

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If you’re a Health & Social Care business leader or industry expert, this event’s for you.

2024 sees the Healthcare Teams at Cooper Parry Corporate Finance and Pinsent Masons joining forces. The result? A thought-provoking, nugget-filled evening with some of the brightest minds in the Health & Social Care space. 

It’s happening, quite suitably, at London’s Royal Society of Medicine. A venue steeped in history, and yet, one that remains as relevant and important to the future of healthcare as it did when it was first formed in 1907. 

On the agenda, we’re excited to say we’ll be joined by a panel of field-leading speakers. If you scroll down, you can read their full bios. Here’s a flavour of the topics they’ll be covering:  

  • Going For Growth – Emma Barnes, Healthcare Leader, Executive & Business Coach at Focalpoint
  • Private Equity To Owner – Andrew Wood, Healthcare Leader, Owner & Director at Home Instead
  • The Health & Social Care Political Landscape – Nathan Hollow, Board Director & Head of Health & Social Care at PLMR
  • Current Healthcare M&A Trends – Dr Leonid Shapiro, Managing Partner at Candesic

If you’d like to join us for what promises to be a brilliant evening, register your interest above.

Andy Parker

Head of Healthcare & Partner, Corporate Finance, Cooper Parry

Andy leads both Cooper Parry’s Healthcare team and the Corporate Finance business, recently taking on the role of Head of Healthcare across our international M&A network of 30 dealmaking countries. Andy and the team focus on working with entrepreneurs at the critical phases in the development of their business, from attracting private equity investment to selling when the time is right. Deep market knowledge; strong relationships with private equity and strategic buyers; and over 25 years’ experience advising on healthcare deals across the sector, add real value to clients and gets deals done. 

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Joanne Ellis

Global Head of Healthcare, Pinsent Masons

Joanne leads the Pinsent Masons Healthcare team, specialising in private company and private equity work, including acquisitions and disposals, buy-ins and buy-outs, joint ventures and investments. The team is focused on three fundamental values: improving access to quality healthcare, addressing how we look after the most vulnerable people in society, and collaborating with others on ways to improve the prospects of living well for longer. As part of this strategy, Joanne has extensive experience working with leaders and organisations across the entire Health & Social Care spectrum.

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Dr Leonid Shapiro

Managing Partner at Candesic

As a qualified medical doctor and former senior McKinsey consultant, Leonid now runs the management consultancy Candesic. Specialising in healthcare and social care, Leonid is perfectly placed to discuss the current M&A landscape and what buyers are looking for.

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Emma Barnes

Executive & Business Coach, FocalPoint

With over 15 years’ experience as a Senior Leader (CEO and COO) within the Healthcare Services industry (dental, veterinary, funerals and care), Emma has acquired and integrated over 200 businesses and was part of Executive teams in two successful exits. Now, as a certified business coach at Focalpoint, Emma partners with business owners and senior leadership teams to bring forth new possibilities never imagined.

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Andrew Wood

Owner & Director, Home Instead Hereford & North Bristol

With a background as CFO in private equity backed businesses, Andrew joined Helping Hands (private pay homecare) in 2014, where the team generated over £100m of shareholder value by the time of its private equity investment in 2018. Andrew has since taken on a number of private pay homecare franchises with Home Instead. 

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Nathan Hollow

Board Director & Head of Health & Social Care, PLMR

As a communications consultant specialising in corporate communications and reputation management within the health & social care sectors, Nathan advises the Boards of some of the UK’s largest health and social care providers, spanning both the private and public sectors. With numerous awards and accolades, including ‘Young Communicator of the Year’ and HealthInvestor Magazine’s ‘Strategic Consultancy of the Year’, he will discuss how the health and social care landscape may change after the next general election. 

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18.00pm – 18.45pm

Arrival, Drinks & Networking

18.45pm – 18.55pm


18.55pm – 19.10pm

Current Healthcare M&A Trends - Dr Leonid Shapiro

19.10pm – 19.25pm

Going For Growth - Emma Barnes

19.25pm – 19.40pm

Private Equity To Owner - Andrew Wood

9.40pm - 19.55pm

The Health & Social Care Political Landscape - Nathan Hollow

19.55pm – 20.15pm

Panel Q&A

20.15pm - 21.00pm

Food, Drink & Networking