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Leeds firm Walker Morris has consolidated its relationship with longstanding client BUPA by advising the company on its £328m acquisition of rival health care provider Associated Nursing Services (ANS).
Partner Ian Gilbert advised BUPA Care Services on the deal, which creates the largest care home operator in the UK. BUPA will now have more than 21,000 beds in 297 private care homes, and a turnover of over £535m.
Walker Morris fielded a team including Gilbert, property partners Jeremy Moore and Austin Judson, tax partner Simon Concannon and associates from the corporate, tax and employment departments.
The acquisition is believed to be one of the largest Yorkshire-based deals this year.