Law firm helps seal care provider sale

2nd December 2013

Leading Midlands law firm Higgs & Sons has played a key part in the sale of a specialist care provider.

Warwickshire-based Ingleby Care has been bought by learning disability support provider Voyage Care for an undisclosed sum.

Associate Geoff Kettle in the corporate team at Higgs, represented Ingleby's owners Gavin and Jean Miller during five months of talks leading up to the deal.

Geoff said the deal was a perfect fit for both Ingleby and Voyage Care and had gone as smoothly as possible, "The end result is a good match for both the Millers and Voyage, which has picked up an excellent business. The Miller's took pride in the quality of the care provided by Ingleby and this was clearly recognised by the buyer".

Geoff said the Higgs' team which worked on the deal included corporate partner Susheel Gupta, Richard Honick, from the commercial property team and Joanne Walker from employment. The sellers were also assisted by Simon Chapman of Burgis & Bullock, who provided corporate finance advice on the deal.

Geoff said the Millers had started Ingleby, a specialist provider of social care services to people with profound and multiple disabilities, around seven years ago and the company ran centres across Warwickshire, including Nuneaton and Atherstone.

The current deal is one of a number of transactions the corporate team at Higgs has completed recently within the healthcare sector.

Geoff who leads the healthcare team at Higgs said "We have developed a genuine expertise within the healthcare sector over the last few years which continues to benefit a number of our clients".

Gavin Miller commented "We were recommended to Higgs & Sons because of their knowledge and experience of clients within the healthcare sector. Their advice proved to be invaluable and was key in us achieving the deal on the terms we wanted".

Higgs & Sons works from two offices in the Black Country - Waterfront Business Park in Brierley Hill and Kingswinford. The firm employs more than 200 people, which includes over 100 specialist lawyers.

For specialist advice in the healthcare sector contact Geoff on 0845 111 5050 or email


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