Care sector specialist Sintons oversees major acquisition

Law firm Sintons acted for North West based Creative Support in making an acquisition that strengthens its place as one of the UK’s biggest social care providers.

Through the acquisition of Delos Community Limited, Creative Support now has more than 5,000 employees across the country and an annual turnover of over £100m.

The organisation, based in Manchester, provides support to around 6,000 people in more than 50 local authority areas across England, and has a North East regional office in Stockton-on-Tees.

It offers services including supported living, supported housing and residential care. The management team, day to day operations and clients served by Northamptonshire based Delos will all be unaffected, and will transfer to the new enlarged business.

The nationally renowned care team at Newcastle based Sintons headed by Corporate Partner Christopher Welch and Real Estate Partner Alok Loomba led the team working with Creative Support to complete the deal, which included the acquisition of a substantial property portfolio used for the provision of social care.

Anna Lunts, chief executive of Creative Support, said: “Delos are a fantastic organisation with whom we share a clear set of common values and goals. We are excited about the future for Creative Support and Delos as this transaction comes to full fruition.

“We would like to thank our legal team at Sintons for their expert advice.”

Christopher Welch, Partner in the Company and Commercial department at Sintons, who has specialism in advising the care sector, said: “This is an excellent strategic move for Creative Support, and further strengthens and enhances its position as one of the key players in its sector.

“Sintons works with businesses and organisations in the care sector throughout the UK, and we have an enviable reputation for our expertise in what is a very specialist area. We are very pleased to work with such a rapidly developing client as Creative Support which has the interests of its service users at its core.”

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