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

BlackBee Healthcare Fund

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 ESG dimension. Investment in residential care drives much needed capital into infrastructure that changes people’s lives and improves the well-being of Irish people.

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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 manages the operation of the Fund’s healthcare assets. He brings a wealth of operational and residential care sector experience to the Fund. As CEO of an Irish residential care group, he grew the company to over 700 beds and 900+ employees. He led a number of acquisitions and disposals in the sector and has been involved in c. €150m+ of transactions in the last 5 years. He is a Chartered Accountant and held Financial Controller roles prior to purchasing his first residential care home in 1997.

Alf Smiddy

Board Chair

Alf is Aperee’s Board Chairperson. Alf has worked as Chairman, Executive and Non-Executive Director, Business Advisor and Consultant for organisations across a range of sectors (private and public) including hotel & hospitality, financial services, marketing & digital technology, retail, research & education, agriculture & food, engineering and local government. He also spent time working in leadership positions in multi-national hospitality and consumer goods businesses internationally.

Hazel O’Connor

Chief Financial Officer

Hazel is responsible for the financial management of Aperee. She has over ten years experience and a wealth of knowledge in the residential care sector, having worked in management and financial roles. 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 €150m+ in transactions. Hazel has a degree in Applied Psychology, a HDip in Business and Financial IT and is a Chartered Accountant.

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