Care Homes and the CMA: Barchester acquires 24 brighterkind care homes

Last week Barchester Healthcare announced that it would be acquiring 24 brighterkind care homes in what may be one of the largest care home deals since HC-One’s purchase of 122 care homes from Bupa in 2017. Few care home transactions are large enough to give rise to competition-related concerns, and Barchester’s acquisition provides a good…

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Buy-and-Build Strategies: Managing the risk of UK Competition and Markets Authority intervention

This paper draws on our experience as former competition regulators, and our research on buy-and-builds, to identify opportunities that can mitigate the risk of CMA intervention for these platforms.

It contains practical advice around:

  • The likelihood of deals being called-in by the CMA
  • Influencing the CMA’s view of a market
  • How to best engage with the CMA
  • Drivers of CMA review costs

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