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Adviser to Queen’s Park Equity on the management buyout of Blue Ribbon, a specialist provider of adult Residential Care and Supported Living services.

Deal Overview

Wilson Partners Corporate Finance was delighted to support Queen’s Park Equity (“QPE”) with financial due diligence on the management buyout of Blue Ribbon.

Blue Ribbon has expanded quickly since opening its first home in 2017 due to its reputation for providing high quality care and a track record of working with commissioners to provide safe, bespoke community-based settings for individuals with complex needs.

Through partnership with QPE, Blue Ribbon plans to accelerate its expansion plans, whilst continuing to invest in people, quality, and systems to support best-in-class care delivery. Management team Mark Fuller, Paul Carter and Sam Leonard will continue lead the business through its next phase of growth.

About the Parties

Blue Ribbon is a specialist provider of adult Residential Care and Supported Living Services focused on looking after adults with high acuity autism and learning disabilities. The business currently operates a number of Residential homes and Supported Living services across the Northwest of England.

Blue Ribbon is the sixth platform investment from Queen’s Park Equity Fund I, which was oversubscribed and closed at its hard cap of £202m in December 2020. QPE is focused on providing capital and expertise to high-quality, entrepreneur-led businesses within the Health & Pharma, Education and Tech Services sectors, with an ambition to accelerate their growth.

Tom Bradbury, Associate Director at Wilson Partners said: “Blue Ribbon has demonstrated strong growth over recent years and this investment, together with support from the experienced investors at QPE, represents a fantastic opportunity to increase their scope of care and services. It was a pleasure supporting the team at QPE on this transaction and we look forward to working with them again in the future.”

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"Dan and Tom provided excellent support on the Blue Ribbon transaction. The due diligence output was focussed, commercial and insightful, and delivered against a challenging timetable. As always, it was a pleasure working with the Wilson Partners team and we look forward to working together on future deals."

Alison Price,
Queen’s Park Equity

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