Ramsay Health Care is one of the largest and most diverse private healthcare companies globally, operating in 10 countries with more than eight million patient visits annually. It has a long-term commitment to sustainable business practices. Guided by a corporate philosophy of “people caring for people”, the Ramsay Cares sustainability strategy is a natural extension of its core healthcare business.
Its approach to sustainability has three pillars: people, communities, and the planet. This is a comprehensive strategy that goes beyond environmental concerns, such as reducing energy intensity and greenhouse gas emissions, to cover a broad range of sustainability issues that impact the company including the wellbeing of its staff.
When Ramsay started to review its capital structure in 2020, with the aim of refinancing its USD3 billion debt book, it turned to HSBC for a solution that not only met its financing needs, but also aligned with its sustainability goals.
HSBC was mandated as the sole credit rating, capital structuring and sustainable finance advisor. HSBC’s universal footprint and holistic approach across loans, capital markets, sustainable finance and credit ratings analysis enabled us to provide strong advice to Ramsay to help optimise its debt platform and support their future growth aspirations.