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Developing and investing in innovative healthcare facilities to improve the health and well-being of the Irish People

BlackBee Healthcare

BlackBee Healthcare fund is one of the rare opportunities that exist in Ireland where you can invest into Healthcare infrastructure through a regulated vehicle.

Our healthcare fund has a clear, ethical and CSR dimension. Investment in Healthcare infrastructure including residential care drives much needed capital into infrastructure that changes people’s lives and improves the well-being of Irish people.

Supply & Demand

Ireland’s Ageing Population

2019 - 2041

Long Term Residential Care

Supply & Demand 2019 - 2041

Actualization of the Vision

Retirement for the growing population is taking on a different shape and meaning to previous generations. Quality of life is better and the modern day retiree is active and social. The current supply does not meet these needs.

We have established aperee, our healthcare operational company to ensure all assets are managed in the best interest of our investors and clients. Paul is CEO of Aperee, our newly established operational company to manage the funds assets.



Initial investment of €250m


€150m will fund the development of 1,000 new residential beds


€100m will fund the purchase & expansion of existing, modern facilities

The Stats


Ireland’s population has 637,000 over 65’s


By 2040 this will increase to a staggering 1.2million over 65’s


Ireland’s population has 67,000 over 85’s


By 2040 this will increase to 216,000 over 85s.


Ireland has a current supply of 30,000 residential bed


by 2040 the demand will increase to approx. 59,000 residential beds

This strategy has the potential to deliver 1,750 beds


This strategy has the potential to deliver 2,500 employees


It is our priority to enable you to live the way you choose through supported living. We accomplish this in a warm, homely environment that keeps you connected to your family, friends, and community.


Our vision is to lead innovation in care, continuously driving new standards and producing state of the art facilities.




We believe in creating warm and compassionate environments where kindness and empathy flourish.



We give everyone the respect and dignity they deserve, no matter their age.



We understand the privilege in caring for other individuals and take personal responsibility for our services.



We pursue excellence in all standards of care through ongoing research and awareness of the latest advancements in care available.

Aperee Leadership

Paul Kingston


Paul Kingston is a very experienced Healthcare CEO, having spent the last 20+ years in the sector. He has vast experience on both the operational and transactional sides and will lead an experienced senior management team in rolling out the Fund investment strategy and leading the operations of Aperee.

Paul is a Chartered Accountant and most recently was CEO of CareChoice Group, where he led its growth to become the 2nd largest company in the sector. He has also been involved in c.€150m of M&A over the last 5 years. Paul will bring his experience to bear in ensuring we identify the appropriate opportunities (existing and new builds) and will lead the team to ensure we deliver the highest possible care standards to the residents we will be looking after.

Alf Smiddy

Board Chair

Alf Smiddy is Aperee’s Board Chairperson. He has extensive experience in Non-Executive and Executive Chairperson and Director roles, and also working in leadership positions in a multi-national hospitality and consumer goods business environment across many continents.

Since 2008 Alf has been working as Chairman, Director, Business Advisor and Consultant for organisations across a range of sectors (private and public sectors) including Hotel & Hospitality, Financial Services, Marketing & Digital Technology, Retail, Research & Education, Agriculture & Food, Engineering and Local Government.

Hazel O’Connor

Chief Financial Officer

Hazel brings over a decade of experience and a wealth of knowledge in the residential care sector to Aperee, having worked in both the management and financial side. She was an integral part of the growth of a large residential care group in Ireland, and has taken the financial lead on a number of acquisitions and disposals in the sector, being involved in over €150m in transactions.

Hazel has a degree in Applied Psychology, a HDip in Business and Financial Information Systems and is a Chartered Accountant and an Associate of the Irish Tax Institute.”

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