Exclusive: Voyage Care picks Rothschild to advise on exit process

HealthInvestor UK has learnt that the UK’s largest provider of specialist care, Voyage Care, is working with bankers at financial advisory group Rothschild on its sale.

A well-placed source tells us that Rothschild kicked off the search in 2021.

Voyage Care’s current owners, a consortium of Partners Group, Duke Street, and Tikehau, are looking to exit Voyage Care after seven years of ownership. The consortium bought the group from HgCapital, a European private equity investor, in 2014 for £375 million.

Voyage Care has been providing specialist support to people with learning disabilities, autism, brain injuries, and complex needs for over 30 years. Today, the group employs 10,000 staff and supports 3,500 people across 361 groups of services in the UK.

Filed accounts show that the group had revenues of £274.2 million in 2021, up 2.6% compared to 2020, with an EBITDA of £44.8 million.

Rothschild, Voyage Care, Partners Group and Tikehau have declined to comment.

Duke Street did not immediately respond to HealthInvestor UK‘s request for comment.

Date published: January 12, 2022

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