Acromas to buy Allied Healthcare

Acromas, co-owned by Charterhouse, CVC and Permira, has agreed to buy Nasdaq-listed Allied Healthcare for $175m (£107m), six months after its £124m acquisition of Nestor Healthcare. The deal will bolster Acromas’ healthcare portfolio, and stoke rumours that the owner of the AA and Saga is plotting a listing. Last week Acromas’ chief executive Andrew Goodsell denied a listing was being considered.