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Published 16 November 2023
DAC Beachcroft has advised brain injury charity Brainkind on its acquisition of three neurological care services, a key transaction in the health and social care sector.
Brainkind – the UK's leading charity helping people to thrive after a brain injury – has acquired the services formerly operated by national palliative care and bereavement charity, Sue Ryder.
The three services are: Neurological Care Centre Lancashire, Preston; Neurological Care Centre Stagenhoe, Hertfordshire; and Neurological Care Centre The Chantry, Ipswich.
Led by partner Mike Pearce, DACB's multi-disciplinary team worked closely with Brainkind, providing advice on corporate, tax, regulatory, charities, commercial, employment, real estate and information law.
Brainkind is committed to building specialist, co-produced services and delivering leading-edge clinical practice around brain injury. The acquisitions provide the charity with an opportunity to achieve these objectives while enhancing the quality of care and support provided to people with neurological conditions and brain injuries.
Almost 400 members of staff working at the services and up to 120 people with an acquired brain injury and other neurological conditions will also become part of Brainkind, making the charity one of the largest providers of brain injury and neurological care in the UK.
Hamza Drabu, partner and Head of Health at DAC Beachcroft, comments, “Brainkind provides a range of vital rehabilitation services which allow people with brain injuries to live better lives. DACB is delighted to have supported Brainkind through to the completion of this transaction which represents a new and exciting next stage for the charity."
Professor Rudi Coetzer, Director of Clinical Services at Brainkind, adds, “The acquisition of the Sue Ryder neurological services enable us to provide care and rehabilitation to more people, but also to a wider group of people with a range of neurological conditions."