NOMURA News Release

Nomura completes Premier Medical Group sale to Capita Group Plc

London, June 1, 2010 – Nomura, the independent global investment bank, today announced its Private Equity division has concluded the trade sale of portfolio company Premier Medical Group Limited ("Premier"), the largest provider of medical reporting and screening services across the UK to Capita Group Plc ("Capita").

In February 2008 Nomura Private Equity invested in Premier, which provides over 175,000 professional medical reports per annum as part of personal injury claims, employment injury claims and life insurance underwriting to major insurers and specialist solicitors, as part of a transaction which included the acquisition of Medico-Legal Reporting Group Limited ("MLR"). Since the merger in 2008, operating profits have grown by over 70 per cent through the company capturing market share, by deepening its relationship with customers and by broadening its service offering.

Andrew Healey, Head of Nomura Private Equity, said, "Nomura is proud of its association with Premier and its outstanding management team. Despite the turbulent market backdrop in 2008, our aim in financing the merger of Premier and MLR was to help create a sector leader. Today's acquisition of Premier by Capita is testament to this achievement and will provide a strengthened platform for the company to thrive. "

Dr Harry Brunjes, founder and chairman of Premier Medical Group, said, "Premier Medical has become the market leader through a combination of management focus on service delivery, process efficiency led by our CEO, Jason Powell and strategically prudent deals. We appreciate the support and insight Nomura's Private Equity team provided over the last three years and look forward to the company's next phase of growth with Capita."

The enlarged group provided the platform to develop the largest and most profitable medico-legal provider in the UK which manages a national footprint of over 9,000 doctors and nurses, across 470 venues via a fully integrated IT-led medical reporting system.


For further information please contact:

Name Company Telephone
Patrick Meyer Nomura Corporate Communications +44 207 102 7252
Andrew Healey Nomura Private Equity +44 207 521 2735

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Nomura is a leading financial services group and the preeminent Asian-based investment bank with worldwide reach. Nomura provides a broad range of innovative solutions tailored to the specific requirements of individual, institutional, corporate and government clients through an international network in over 30 countries. Based in Tokyo and with regional headquarters in Hong Kong, London, and New York, Nomura employs over 26,000 staff worldwide. Nomura's unique understanding of Asia enables the company to make a difference for clients through three business divisions: retail, wholesale (global markets, investment banking and other wholesale), and asset management. For further information about Nomura, please visit

Nomura Private Equity

Nomura Private Equity, based in London, is engaged in midmarket private equity supporting MBOs with enterprise values from 20-100m in Business Services, Healthcare Services and IT Services sectors. Since its creation in 1997, Nomura Private Equity has invested in over 50 companies in the US and Europe including Lifeways Community Care, Compellent and Nations Healthcare. Nomura seeks to add value to its investee companies through its relationships with global investors and corporations, its network of advisors and through detailed sector knowledge.