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Advanced Childcare buys Clifford House for £10m

Advanced Childcare, a Stockport-based specialist provider of children’s care and education services, has acquired rival firm Clifford House in a deal worth £10 million.

Clifford House, which is headquartered in Herefordshire, has 13 residential homes with 46 beds and one school with 20 places.

The acquisition expands Advanced Childcare’s portfolio by 35 per cent to 49 homes with 200 places.

Riz Khan, founder and chief executive officer of Advanced Childcare, said, “Clifford House will enable us to build deeper partnerships with local authorities to meet their increasing need for locally based children’s homes which can deliver better outcomes for more complex young people at lower cost.

“The acquisition strengthens Advanced Childcare’s offerings and represents a further step in our plans to invest up to £100 million to transform Advanced Childcare into the market leader.

“Clifford House is a key hub for further expansion into the South East and other geographies.

“We are excited to combine with their expertise to meet growing local authority demand for innovative childcare services in their local area.”

By Kirsty Hewitt

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