Roger Widdowson, KPMG in the UK 

Roger uses his knowledge of both healthcare and what makes a successful transaction to ensure that corporate M&A adds shareholder value.

Achieving growth, economies of scale and quality improvement through transactions

Mergers and acquisitions are a feature of many subsectors of healthcare in both developed and developing countries around the world. Reasons for transactions vary, but drivers include the acquisition of new capabilities or technology, territorial expansion, or taking over a competitor and achieve economies of scale through realizing synergies.

Roger co-ordinates a network in 40 countries providing strategic, commercial and financial advice in executing transactions, entering new markets, forming commercial partnerships and raising finance.

KPMG International’s network collaborates effectively and works together to deliver value to clients undertaking cross border transactions. He increasingly advises on market entry strategies as clients look to access new markets, and appropriate structures to navigate local regulations and manage risk.

All health economies, and their supply chains, are being challenged to increase efficiency and reduce costs while improving quality of care and outcomes. To achieve this Roger anticipates that many organizations will increasingly look to mergers, acquisitions and strategic partnerships to refine business models, capabilities and market access.

Roger has specialized in due diligence for over 16 years. He has a wealth of experience in a variety of sectors but has focused on Healthcare transactions for the last 5 years. Over this time he has advised on more than 50 transactions. These comprise a range of domestic and cross border transactions including acquisitions, refinancing, IPOs and disposals in a number of subsectors such as hospital, residential and social care, mental healthcare, Telehealth/Telecare, medical devices, staffing, pharmaceuticals and diagnostics. Roger’s clients include both corporate and financial sponsors.

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