Archus receives £9m investment from BGF to fuel growth

Shane Dineen, managing director of Archus UK & Ireland and founder director.

Healthcare infrastructure specialist, Archus, has been boosted by a £9m investment from BGF, one of the largest growth capital investors in the UK and Ireland.   

Archus, which provides a wide range of strategic and infrastructure consultancy and analytics services to health and social care organisations, will use the funding to drive continued growth in the UK and Ireland as well as supporting plans to expand internationally. 

Following a successful launch in Ireland last year, the firm has already begun mobilisation in the Canadian and Australian markets, aligning well with the location of BGF’s established network, BGF Canada and BGF Australia. 

BGF’s investment will also enable Archus to grow its existing management team, with additional senior hires planned to aid growth as well as enabling ongoing innovation and expansion of the firm’s service offerings. 

Karen Thomas-Bland will be joining Archus as non-executive chair. With over 25 years’ experience leading enterprise-wide business transformations and a background in consultancy, she has proven expertise in creating sustainable, long term business strategies and will support Archus as it continues to expand into new territories. 

"Archus has all the ingredients I look for in joining a business, a fantastic management team, exciting growth strategy and a strong culture and purpose,” said Thomas-Bland.  

“Archus’s ability to work across healthcare infrastructure from strategy to implementation and deliver an exceptional client experience positions the business really well for continued growth.  I am super excited to be part of the growth journey moving forward".    

Shane Dineen, managing director of Archus UK & Ireland and founder director, said: “This is an exciting time for Archus as we look to accelerate our growth as specialist healthcare consultants in the UK and internationally. BGF was a natural partner for us given an alignment of values, a proven track record of supporting people-based businesses and a flexible approach to investment. 

“I would like to thank our clients, our partners and our people for their hard work and commitment over the last six years. Their efforts have contributed both to the success of our business and most importantly, to improving the health outcomes of the communities we serve. Our team is very much looking forward to working with BGF as we continue our work to positively shape the future of healthcare.”

Victoria Head, director of commercial and performance, said: “Healthcare systems and organisations continue to face a time of both challenge and opportunity. BGF’s investment will be a significant enabler in expanding the work we do to support our clients in creating sustainable healthcare infrastructure and shape the future of healthcare delivery in the UK and Ireland as well as internationally.”

Daniel Tapson, investor at BGF who will join the board, said: “Archus’ expertise and credibility across all aspects of healthcare infrastructure is impressive and presents an exciting growth opportunity.”

BGF was advised by Ashfords and PKF Francis Clark while Archus was advised by FRP (corporate finance), Grant Thornton (tax) and Addleshaw Goddard (legal).

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