Clearwater International advises The Prospects Group on its acquisition of homes2inspire

Clearwater International has advised The Prospects Group on its acquisition of UK children’s homes business ‘homes2inspire’ from G4S, the leading global security company. Clydesdale Bank plc provided debt facilities to support the acquisition.

homes2inspire provides tailored education programmes, training and care services to more than 80 young people in 18 homes across the Midlands as part of a number of contractual agreements with local authorities. The company offers support to young people with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties.

As part of the transaction, all employees including senior management in homes2inspire will transfer to The Prospects Group.

The Prospects Group offers a wide range of high quality education, employment and skills services to the public and private sector for individuals of all stages of life, across the UK and internationally. Services include: consultancy, improvement services, awards, resources and outdoor education. The Prospects Group is one of the largest employee-owned companies in the UK. More than 1,400 professional and skilled colleagues work from over 70 locations and provide practical support to the local communities.

The Clearwater International team advised The Prospects Group on the transaction, with the acquisition led by Partner Marcus Archer and Associate Director Daniel Rossington; Partner Chris Smith and Associate Director Lachlan Dorrity provided debt facility advice.

“Our purpose in Prospects is to inspire people to develop their full potential. We are delighted to have acquired the homes2inspire business and see this as a core part of our growth strategy to support more young people every year. homes2inspire will give us a basis for further development in the social care market and we look forward to working with all of our new colleagues to do this. We would like to thank Clearwater for their support with this acquisition.”

Nick Bell, Chief Executive, The Prospects Group

“We’re pleased to have advised on a transaction that supports the community and invests in the care and development of individuals. Prospects is a great partner for homes2inspire and we have no doubt that the group will continue to develop its already strong platform in this market.”

Marcus Archer, Partner, Clearwater International