Looking after people with mental illness is the business of Partnerships in Care. It deals with personality disorders and learning disabilities, and claims its rehabilitation service delivers sustained improvements to the lives of 70% of its brain-injury patients. The firm operates 23 hospitals across Britain and also provides care within the community. The private-equity house Cinven won a bidding war for the business in 2005, paying £552m. Under the stewardship of chief executive Fred Sinclair-Brown, the company’s sales reached £187.9m in 2009.

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Company details
CompanyPartnerships in Care
ActivityMental healthcare provider
LocationBorehamwood, Herts
Sales £m187.9
Operating profit £m45.6
Main shareholdersCinven (91%), management (9%)

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