Millbrook Healthcare acquires Ross Care

Mergers & Acquisitions | North West | South East

Wheelchair being repaired by Ross Care

Millbrook Healthcare, a provider of community equipment and mobility-related services, has today announced the acquisition of Ross Care.

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Ross Care is a major provider of mobility equipment and wheelchair services and repairs on behalf of NHS and local authorities. It has 18 service centres including four wheelchair clinical assessment centres across the North and North West of England.

The business will continue to be headquartered in Southampton with Ross Care’s Managing Director, James Parramore joining the executive leadership team of the enlarged company.

Phillip Campling, Millbrook’s Chief Executive added, “We are delighted to welcome Ross Care to our Group – our shared expertise and commitment to our customers and communities makes this an obvious and complementary partnership. The health and social care sectors are undergoing considerable change – this partnership will enable us to prepare for this, extend our range of services and most importantly, help us to improve our customers’ and service users’ experience.”

Michael Turner, Ross Care’s Chairman and majority shareholder, said, “Ross Care has a fantastic heritage and I am extremely proud of all that we have achieved to this point. I know that the company has the capability to achieve much more but this is the natural point for me to pass the company to new, trusted custodians who can deliver on its future potential. In Millbrook, Ross Care has a perfect partner, and together the companies should achieve great things.”

Millbrook was advised on this transaction by PwC (financial and tax), Gowling WLG (legal), CIL Consultants (commercial), Willis Towers Watson (insurance) and Equator (IT). Ross Care was advised by Dow Schofield Watts (corporate finance), DWF Group (legal) and Fairhurst (tax).

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