Specialist care provider with more than 10,000 staff acquired by Wren House

A Staffordshire-based specialist care provider which boasts more than 10,000 staff has been sold a global infrastructure investment firm.

Voyage Care, based in Lichfield, has been acquired by London-based Wren House in an undisclosed deal.

Founded in 1988, Voyage – which had been owned by Partners Group and Duke Street since 2014 – provides specialist care and support to people with learning and physical difficulties, brain injuries, autism and other complex needs. It currently supports around 3,500 people across the UK.

Andrew Cannon, chief executive officer at Voyage Care, said: “Voyage Care has a strong operational and reputational track record which has been driven by the successful execution of our growth strategy.

“Partners Group and Duke Street have been hugely supportive, investing in the key resources needed to maintain our position as a leading specialist care provider in the UK. We strive to deliver the highest possible levels of care across all our communities, as well as attract and retain the most skillful and dedicated care professionals.”

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Andrew Deakin, managing director of private equity services at Partners Group, said: “Voyage Care makes a lifelong difference to the people and families it supports, which resonates strongly with Partners Group’s mission to create lasting, positive stakeholder impact.

“During our holding period, we worked with Voyage Care’s experienced management team to grow the company sustainably, whilst ensuring it never lost sight of its mission to deliver the highest-quality care. We firmly believe that Voyage Care now has solid foundations on which to build and continue its success story.”

Remy Hauser, managing director of private equity health and life at Partners Group, added: “The specialist care market remains highly fragmented in the UK, with a range of different providers catering to very specific needs.

“This has created growth opportunities for Voyage Care, which has acquired and carefully integrated several specialist learning and pediatrics care providers during our ownership, in addition to organically expanding its business to meet changing needs.

“Through this dual approach, Voyage Care has helped to ensure consistently high standards of care quality across its different specialisms. We wish the management team all the best for the future.”

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