SOCIAL CARE provider Potens has expanded its operations in North West England with the acquisition of Blackburn based Olive Tree Domiciliary Services Ltd (“Olive Tree”). Olive Tree are a specialist in providing domiciliary care for adults with learning difficulties and has enjoyed substantial growth since being established in 2011.
Olive Tree were advised by Matthew Catterall and Stephen Jarman of Taylors Solicitors Corporate Team, Barry Dickson and Alina Lord of Jackson Brierley Accountants and Paul Dodgshon of the Business Partnership Corporate.
Olive Tree shareholders Jonathan and Louise Evans said: “We would like to say a big thank you to the team at Taylors, especially Matthew Catterall, for making a very unfamiliar and difficult process progress in a timely and efficient manner. Matthew was extremely helpful in explaining the technicality of the process in layman's terms and always accepting of the many phone calls! If we ever embark on this journey again I would not hesitate to contact Taylors”
Matthew Catterall of Taylors commented: “We were delighted to be able to assist both Jonathan and Louise reach a successful conclusion to this deal, which, in a difficult market, represents a great deal for both Buyer and Sellers, but also, most importantly, protects the invaluable services provided to vulnerable local people.”
Birkenhead-based Potens runs a network of 52 services, from Torquay to Newcastle, and said the acquisition – for an undisclosed sum – would provide a valuable expansion to the portfolio and a foothold in the Blackburn area. Potens Limited were advised by Jasbinder Singh of CHMT Solicitors.
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