Investing in funds occasionally feels like throwing money into a big black hole – with the promised happy ending of a healthy return on investment. Investors do not always have access to specific information about the companies that private equity funds invest in. With a clearly focussed investment fund like Allele, investors can rest assured that their money is put to good use: in the healthcare and medical technology sectors.

Specifically, Allele has invested heavily in the development of private healthcare centres across the United Kingdom. Starting in March 2012, with funds supplied by Allele, healthcare provider mee has launched the first of a large number of healthcare outlets in Leeds. The mee healthcare centres operate on an innovative and new concept. The approach is two-pronged: While providing essential healthcare services at reasonable cost, accessibility is paramount for mee.

Not only are the health centres located in easily accessible locations such as shopping malls and high streets, the healthcare provider operates on extended business hours seven days a week. “At mee, our clients are at the centre of everything we do,” says Dr Gail Lese, founder and chairperson of mee healthcare. “This is a new approach to healthcare, and we are committed to giving our clients the care and support they need.”

Thus far the commitment and innovative approach has proven successful for mee: On the foot of the Leeds opening, mee launched a second healthcare centre in April in Ely. September 2012 saw the third mee healthcare centre opening in Cheltenham. The latter launch has not only benefitted the local community, but also brought much-needed attention and funds to two local charities: Both the Pied Piper Appeal and The Childhood Eye Cancer Trust were donated ten percent of the turnover from mee Cheltenham’s first two weeks in business. A happy ending not only for investors in Allele and mee healthcare!

By Jasmina