Mercury Capital

Current investments

Blue Star

Blue Star is New Zealand's largest full service commercial printing company, providing solutions across web offset, sheet-fed and digital printing and associated services. Its customers include leading New Zealand and multinational companies, government departments and agencies. Blue Star employs ~700 staff across nine facilities throughout New Zealand.

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Hexagon Holdings (Hexagon) was formed by Mercury Capital through the merger of Blue Star's label businesses, Panprint and Kiwi Labels, with Rapid Labels and the subsequent acquisitions of Hally Labels and Adhesif Labels. The business is Australasia's leading label printer and benefits from a diverse customer base and deep expertise in several attractive market niches. The Hexagon businesses employ approximately 520 staff across ten production facilities.

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Nexus Day Hospitals

Nexus Day Hospitals (Nexus) is the second largest day hospital operator in Australia with ten facilities located across Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Hobart, Albury and Newcastle. Mercury invested into Nexus to facilitate the acquisition by Nexus of National Day Surgeries, to create a larger group. The combined business operates across five main medical craft groups (ophthalmic, gastro, plastic, orthopaedic and pain) with high quality surgical facilities and a management team with deep industry experience. Mercury is partnered in the investment by over 60 shareholder doctors.

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Nirvana Health Group

Nirvana is the largest primary care operator in New Zealand with ~200,000 enrolled patients, ~350,000 casual patient consults per annum and over 800 employees including ~350 doctors. Nirvana operates a portfolio of 40 clinics primarily located in “high needs” areas, including 17 Urgent Care Clinics largely across Auckland. Mercury’s investment strategy is focused on pursuing organic opportunities within the existing clinic portfolio as well as ongoing acquisition and greenfield led growth.

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Realised investments


Estia Health Care is one of Australia's largest Aged Care businesses with staff of over 4,000 operating across 50 residential facilities. Mercury's investment into Estia Health Care, together with the acquisition of Padman and Cook Care, created a diversified national business with significant presence in the NSW, Queensland, SA and Victorian markets. Estia Health Care listed on the ASX in December 2014 and since has been an active consolidator in the industry continuing its strategy of acquiring and integrating aged care facilities as a key growth enabler.

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Australian Animal Hospitals

Australian Animal Hospitals (AAH) is the largest veterinary services group operating in the Perth and Adelaide metropolitan regions. AAH is focused on serving the companion animal market and enjoys strong customer loyalty, being recognised as a market leader in the delivery of high quality clinical care. The business employs approximately 100 staff with its head office based in Perth.

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HealthStrong is a leading provider of allied health services into the Australian market. Based in Sydney, HealthStrong employs over 250 allied health practitioners including physiotherapists and occupational therapists. These staff deliver essential pain management and functional physiotherapy services to a large group of for-profit and not-for-profit residential aged care facilities and community care providers across Australia.

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Novotech is Asia's leading independent full service contract research organisation (CRO). Novotech's core business is to provide outsourced clinical trial management services to US and European biotech and pharmaceutical companies. These services include feasibility, trial regulatory and ethics approval, investigator and site management, and ensuring compliance with highly prescriptive trial protocols and regulations. Novotech manages the Australian and Asian elements, providing its customers with access to one of the world's largest and fastest growing healthcare markets. Novotech currently employs 300 staff across a network of 14 offices in 12 countries.

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