Wren House’s Acquisition of Voyage Care

In UK Macfarlanes LLP, advised on the matter.

Macfarlanes LLP advised Duke Street, Partners Group with a team including Malcolm Walton (Commercial Law), Stephen Drewitt (Picture – Corporate M&A), Hayley Robinson (Employment).

Partners Group, a leading global private markets firm and Duke Street, a leading European mid-market private equity group sold Voyage Care, a provider of specialist care in the UK, to Wren House, the London-based global infrastructure investment manager.
Voyage Care provides specialist care and support to people with learning and physical difficulties, brain injuries, autism, and other complex needs across the UK. Partners Group and Duke Street acquired Voyage Care in 2014 alongside its management team and through careful acquisition, the company has grown sustainably throughout the holding period. 

The Macfarlanes team was led by corporate and M&A partner Stephen Drewitt (Picture) with assistance from senior solicitor Nicholas Page, solicitors Emma Bailey and Brodie Thomson, and trainee solicitor Riley Forson. 

The deal involved support from a variety of teams across the firm. Tax expertise was provided by senior counsel Sarah Shucksmith and employment advice came from partner Hayley Robinson and solicitor Constance Shaw. Commercial advice came from partner Malcolm Walton and solicitors Rob Grant and Mark Cusack, pensions advice came from Sheamal Samarasekera, and finance advice was provided by solicitor Duaa Abbas.

Involved fees earner: Duaa Abbas – Macfarlanes LLP; Emma Bailey – Macfarlanes LLP; Mark Cusack – Macfarlanes LLP; Stephen Drewitt – Macfarlanes LLP; Robert Grant – Macfarlanes LLP; Nicholas Page – Macfarlanes LLP; Hayley Robinson – Macfarlanes LLP; Sheamal Samarasekera – Macfarlanes LLP; Constance Shaw – Macfarlanes LLP; Sarah Shucksmith – Macfarlanes LLP; Brodie Thomson – Macfarlanes LLP; Malcolm Walton – Macfarlanes LLP;

Law Firms: Macfarlanes LLP;

Clients: Duke Street; Partners Group;

Author: Giulia Di Palma