HealthcareWe work across the Healthcare sector for listed, private and private equity-backed businesses, focusing particularly on healthcare provision, medical technology and devices and pharmaceutical & healthcare services. We typically hire at board and one-below-board level, including heads of region and function, and can access high quality executives and advisers across all geographies and markets. We support the healthcare investments of a variety of private equity firms, from large international houses to small UK-focussed boutiques from the identification of pre-deal advisers, through management referencing and market feedback, the composition of buy-in executive teams or boards, to post-deal management change or succession planning, The healthcare industry today faces a variety of challenges: increasing competition, constant technological innovation, government health services across the globe stretched by an expanding and aging population and brand challenges posed by consumer access to information and misinformation. Achieving a return on a healthcare investment requires increasingly dynamic, strategic leadership. Blackwood leverages its access across the financial services and broader corporate worlds to identify not only emerging and established healthcare leaders, but also those executives and non-executives from the retail, leisure and services sectors who have the ability to translate their experience and track record of organisational improvement or growth to a new industry. [key_contacts]
Eleanor leads Blackwood’s Healthcare Practice. She has advised listed, private equity backed and independent businesses, and has extensive experience in the B2B services and multisite consumer health areas in particular. Prior to joining Blackwood, Eleanor worked in research and editorial at an independent publishing house. She read Theology at Cambridge University.