Hylands House care home, in Stratford-upon-Avon town centre, has been sold to Imperial Care Group Ltd, a family-run healthcare company based in London,for an undisclosed sum.
The home offers support to vulnerable individuals and specialises in dementia care, providing high-quality care and respite facilities for up to 19 residents. The original building began life as a residential home, before being transformed into a hotel and then finally converted to a care home in the late 1980s.
Hylands House focuses on providing high-quality care, given by staff in a friendly and relaxed setting. Residents are encouraged to form a close-knit community, and relatives, directors, staff, and friends are considered part of a large, extended family. It is the intention of the new owner to continue in the same tradition.
The shareholders of Hylands House were advised by law firm, Shakespeare Martineau, on all legal aspects of the sale, including corporate, property, employment, and tax.
Andrew Smith, corporate partner at law firm Shakespeare Martineau, said: “We love working with family-owned businesses of all sizes and in many different sectors, and we’ve been developing a strong relationship with the Hylands team over a number of years. We knew that when they made the difficult decision to sell, it was essential that we provided them with hands-on support and legal expertise to help them navigate safely through the sale process.
“It was an emotional moment when it came to completion, but this is a fantastic opportunity for the new owner to take on a well-established business and continue expanding its excellent care services in the local Stratford area.”
Fiona Roebuck, former managing director at Hylands House, said: “Andrew and the team at Shakespeare Martineau were wonderfully helpful in the sale process. They understood how difficult the decision was to sell at all and removed as much of the stress as possible.
“Residents and their families can be reassured that the new owner is keen to continue to provide the same high standard of care in a family-like setting.”
Kashif Munir, director at Hylands House, said: “I am ecstatic to take over Hylands House which is an important part of the Stratford community. My objective will be to deliver best-in-class care, which has always been the ethos here. I am looking forward to building on current and new relationships and ensuring that Hylands continues building on its legacy.”