For example Health Investor reports:
Social enterprise group Housing21 is set to sell its care package provider The Complete Group to private equity firm Sovereign Capital, HealthInvestor can reveal. Sources close to the deal have confirmed that Sovereign is now in exclusivity with Housing21, who acquired The Complete Group’s parent company Claimar Care last year. However, Housing21 has since begun looking to divest itself of The Complete Group as it did not fit with its business strategy.Here you have a social enterprise (presumably claiming to have some high-minded ideals, they all do) buying a social care business from another company. Presumably the employees and the customers felt re-assured that such high minded people were now providing the service. But a social enterprise is a business, they can buy and sell businesses. This is what Housing21 have done with The Complete Group. Their customers and employees have now been shunted from the high-minded idealists over to the most profit hungry of businessmen, a private equity firm.
Why do I say this? Well it is the Conservative plan for the NHS. Lansley wants hospitals to become social enterprises. When this happens don't be surprised if they sell off parts of their business that they feel do not "fit in with its business strategy". You'll get a company that you've never heard of, and most likely do not want, taking over those "services".
Honestly, it is best not to get in this position by keeping our hospitals public.