London – October 5, 2012 – L.E.K. Consulting has been named “Management Consultant of the Year” at the 2012 Independent Healthcare Awards. The awards, run by Laing & Buisson, recognize outstanding quality and innovation while rewarding the teams and individuals whose dedication and commitment helps make the UK independent healthcare sector truly world-class.

Commenting on the award, the judges said “L.E.K. has worked with a raft of exciting names in the past year covering almost every aspect of independent health and care provision. The consultancy’s approach and attitude has proved to be one fuelled by great commercial insight and innovative recommendations.”

Jonathan Sparey, Head of European Healthcare at L.E.K. Consulting, commented: “Over the past year, L.E.K. has continued to demonstrate its value as a leading advisor to the European healthcare industry, supporting clients across the spectrum of independent healthcare providers. We are delighted to win this award and look forward to helping our clients develop effective strategies for the commercial opportunities presented by the evolving UK and European health sector.”

Other recent awards for L.E.K.’s Healthcare practice include Health Investor Consultants of the Year 2011 and runners up in 2012, and Acquisitions Monthly Healthcare Sector Advisor of the Year 2011. L.E.K. was also named City A.M. Professional Services Firm of the Year in 2011 for its work across all sectors of the economy.

About L.E.K. Consulting’s Healthcare and Life Sciences Practice

L.E.K. Consulting is an international firm that specializes in strategy, transaction services and performance improvement consulting. It advises the largest private and public sector organizations, private equity companies and smaller, more entrepreneurial businesses.

L.E.K.’s partner-led teams combine deep commercial and sector experience with a highly analytical approach to solving business problems. The firm provides corporate and private equity clients with strategy, transaction support and performance improvement consulting, covering the full breadth of the healthcare sector, including healthcare serviceslife sciences, biotechnology, medtech and pharmaceuticals. The firm has completed more than 3,000 health sector projects globally since it was founded in 1983, of which more than 1,000 were transaction-related.

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