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Bupa Acquisition Puts Advinia In Top 10 Private Care Providers

Care home provider Advinia Health Care’s acquisition of 22 Bupa care homes has put the company in the top 10 private care providers in the UK. The deal, which closed in February, follows the completion of Bupa’s transfer of 110 care homes to HC-One in December.

Advinia now operates 38 care homes in the UK, comprising 3,250 beds, an increase of over 500%. The company has also taken over the employment of more than 3,700 staff who previously worked at Bupa. This sees their workforce grow to 4,500. No reductions in overall staff numbers are expected.

The equity for the Advinia purchase, whose price has not been disclosed, was provided by Dr Sanjeev Kanoria, a liver surgeon and ex-McKinsey consultant from London, who co-founded Advinia with his wife Sangita Kanoria. With strong financial backing, the expansion will see Advinia’s quality of service applied across the new homes.

Debt was arranged by Credit Suisse Bank in London, and Austrian Anadi Bank in Austria, which is fully-owned by Dr Kanoria. Legal counsel was provided by Allen & Overy.

Dr Sanjeev Kanoria, Chairman, Advinia Health Care said: “We are interested in expansion for sure, but not for its own sake. Advinia Health Care is fundamentally about delivering a higher quality of service, as well as value for money. We want more families across the UK to benefit from our commitment to the individual needs of every resident. A well-run care home can make a difference to the lives of residents and loved ones alike. It has an important value in society.”

10 largest UK private care operators by beds and homes 

Company Homes Beds
FSHC 524 25,508
Bupa Care Homes 300 21,229
Barchester Healthcare 196 11,520
HC-One 241 c10,000
Priory Group 256 7,081
Craegmoor 204 4,221
Orchard Care Homes 69 3,868
Minster 119 3,843
Caring homes 112 3,265
Advinia Health Care 38 3,250

 

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