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Dr Chai Patel


London, UK



Dr Chai Patel
Dr Chai Patel has over twenty five years of experience in medicine, business, healthcare and private equity. Throughout his career he has invested over £3 billion in capital. Known to be a successful entrepreneur as a well as offering indispensable healthcare advice to government, charities and the third sector. He is a renowned philanthropist, having raised or donated over £50 million in his life to date. Doctor, businessman and philanthropist, husband, father, brother and son.

Personal Business Advice

Excited about every single day and the opportunity it brings.

Dr Chai Patel’s Newsfeed

31 Jul 2017
The Times
Bupa poised to sell 150 care homes to HC-One

Bupa is close to selling about half of its care homes to the former chief executive of Priory Clinics. HC-One, led by Chai Patel, is in advanced discussions to buy 150 homes from Bupa. HC-One was created in 2011 out of the rubble of Southern Cross, which collapsed.  The deal, which has been mooted at £450 million, would make HC-One Britain’s largest care home operator.

27 Apr 2017
Sharp Trouble Shooter

HC-One Chairman and CEO, Dr Chai Patel, explains how his turnaround formula has improved care quality and helped conserve and transform valuable care assets.

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Dr Chai Patel’s Background

Jan 2011 - Present
Dr Chai Patel is Chairman of HC-One. Launched in November 2011, HC-One is one of the largest independent care home operators in the UK, specialising in Dementia, Nursing, Residential and Specialist care.
Jan 2008 - Present
In 2008, Dr Chai Patel co-founded Elysian Capital, the private equity firm leading large entrepreneurial build-ups and acquisitions.
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Other Business Interests

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Bright Future Trust
Jan 2013 - Present
Surrey, UK
Dr Chai Patel's foundation, the Bright Future Trust proactively supports a range of organisations and charities to enable young people to fulfill their potential.
Vice President
Jan 2015 - Present
Surrey, UK
Combat Stress is the UK's leading Veterans' mental health charity. Supporting over 5,900 Veterans aged from 19 to 97. A vital lifeline for these men and women, and their families. Treatment and support services are always free of charge, and are proven to work.
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Dr Chai Patel’s Education

Honorary Doctorate
2013 - 2013
MRC Research Fellow
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