Management strategy of a premier provider


Posted on June 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

Barry Sweetbaum describes his company’s acquisition of Westminster Health Care1s portfolio in October last year as “a marriage made in heaven.” In a £525m deal Barchester acquired Westminster1s entire share capital from venture capital firm 3i, adding 88 care homes to Barchester1s 75 homes and making Barchester the third biggest long term care provider in the UK. “With a more even geographical spread, we believe that the Westminster homes compliment the Barchester group and strengthen the overall portfoli,” Mr Sweetbaum told Caring Times. “Westminster had care homes in London, Wales and Scotland, whereas Barchester1s care covered the Cotswolds, the Midlands, East Anglia, the North East and North West. This followed a number of acquisitions, including Hadrian Healthcare and the Gary Lewis Group. “We1ve now reorganised and are building on the strengths of our regional teams to enhance the level of support for the expanded portfolio of homes. We have also consolidated our administration at our centre in Inverne





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