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14 October 2022 | Firm News | Article by Greg Williams

Hugh James advises on corporate sale of care operator to local provider


Lawyers from our Corporate and Commercial team have acted on the sale of shares in Middlepatch Limited, a care provider running College Fields Nursing home in Barry providing end of life care for 68 residents.

The Shareholders of Middlepatch Limited, Mike and Rachel Kemp had operated College Fields since they first acquired the Grade II listed building in the 1980s. After 33 years of dedicated service, they have sold to experienced operators, Jacob and Beena George, who run a number of nursing homes in the area.

Lawyers from the Hugh James Corporate and Commercial property team, led by Partner Greg Williams and Senior Associate James Guile, provided advice to the couple throughout the sale process.

Commenting on Hugh James’s involvement, seller Mike Kemp said today:

“This company transaction was complex and at the end of it I felt I could not have been better represented. They dealt with issues that I would not have dreamt needed attending to and were prompt in dealing with challenges as they arose. As important to me was that Greg Williams and his colleagues kept me informed of progress as appropriate. We were well served and reassured that we were protected for the future. Would I use Hugh James again for a complex company transaction? The answer is a resounding ‘YES’”.

Greg Williams, Corporate Partner and Head of the Hugh James Healthcare team, added:

I was an honour to be trusted by Mike and Rachel to guide them through the process of selling their much-loved care home after 33 years of dedicated service. They are both hugely well respected in the care community and as well as running a standout care home have been very active in national care initiatives in roles with Care forum Wales. We wish Jacob and Beena all the best as they secure the future for College Fields Nursing Home and all the incredible work they do there.”

Greg further commented:

“Despite current challenges, this transaction and others that we are currently advising on shows the demand for well-run care operator businesses remains high.”

Author bio

Greg is a partner within the corporate and commercial team. He has a wealth of experience advising on a wide range of corporate transactions with a focus on domestic and international M&A, advising investor and investee companies on private equity investments, particularly in the life science sector. Greg’s clients include Development Bank of Wales, Creo Medical and FP Hurley. He has acted as the lead on a number of standout corporate transactions including Voltcom on its reorganisation and multimillion pound investment by Beechbrook Capital and sale of Amber Engineering of Biffa Plc.

Greg also leads the dedicated healthcare team. He is highly regarded within this sector as has a wealth of experience acting for the healthcare and the life sciences businesses.

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