The deal will maintain the continued provision of the very best and kindest care across the Helen McArdle care home portfolio in the North-East of England, and is the latest development in HC-One’s journey – from turnaround to transformation.

With over 25 years of experience of providing the highest quality care, Helen McArdle Care operates 19 homes with one further home currently under construction. The acquisition includes the “At Home” business offering bespoke Homecare in and around the Newcastle upon Tyne area.

Helen McArdle Care was the first care provider in the UK to achieve four homes rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission in August 2016 and had an annual income in excess of £32 million pre-acquisition.

Today’s deal, financed by Deutsche Bank, is the latest part of HC-One’s ongoing strategy to focus on strong regional growth.  HC-One’s strong financial position will ensure Residents at Helen McArdle Care continue to receive the kindest high-quality care through a range of specialist services.

Gleacher Shacklock LLP acted as exclusive financial adviser on the transaction.

Dr Chai Patel CBE FRCP, HC-One Executive Chairman said today:

“We are delighted to welcome Helen McArdle Care to the HC-One family – another major moment in HC-One’s journey from turnaround to transformation.

“Helen McArdle Care is an outstanding regional care provider, and shares HC-One’s values and commitment to providing high quality kind care.

“We look forward to welcoming these excellent homes, their Residents and dedicated staff into our family, and sharing and learning from each other to make all HC-One homes the best they can be.”