Sale Of Lincolnshire Specialist Care Operator Strengthens Portfolio Of Leading UK Provider

Allan Hargreaves

Nelsons, Bates Weston Corporate Finance and Ashgates have advised the shareholders of Witham Valley Care Group on their sale to Choice Care Group. Choice is one of the UK’s leading providers of residential care and supported living services for people with learning disabilities, autism and mental health conditions.

Witham Valley Care Group founded by Gemma and David Collins is a leading provider of high-quality specialist care to adults with severe learning disabilities, autism and complex needs. The business has two residential units rated as ‘Outstanding’ with CQC and a supported living business rated as ‘Good’.

Our Corporate team provided legal advice to the sellers. The Bates Weston transaction team comprised of Partner, Chris Jones, and Senior Manager, Kate EvansAndy Lyon and his team at Ashgates provided advice around deal structuring and taxation and supported in the due diligence process.

Commenting on the legal aspects of the transaction, Gemma Collins said:

“’We were impressed with the service we received from Nelsons, from the start of the process until the final stages they showed commitment and determination to ensure that our interests were protected.”’

Commenting on the sale process, Gemma Collins added:

“We have been very impressed with the way Bates Weston managed the focused sales process. They worked closely with us throughout the entire process and supported us in an efficient manner. We cannot speak highly enough of the support given.”

Chris Jones commented:

“The Witham Valley Care Group shareholders have built a business which will provide Choice with a flagship provision in Lincolnshire. This deal represents the latest transaction in a sector in which we have worked for over two decades.”

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