INVESTMENT YEAR
2005
REALISATION YEAR
2013
SECTOR
Healthcare & education
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High quality homecare

ILS (now Mears) is a provider of acute domiciliary care, providing homecare each week to private clients and local authorities across Scotland. Its services range from elderly homecare to specialist intensive nurse led packages.

Over investment enabled rapid growth through a strong M&A strategy, supported by significant investment in human resources and technology.

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From the start of the journey together
1100
Homecare hours per week
to realisation
39000
Homecare hours per week
Building the best
10
acquisitions during investment

The right tools for growth

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We guided the management team through ten acquisitions and expanded rapidly through tender wins.

Independent Living Services

2005 Livingbridge invests
2005 Delivers 11,000 hours of care per week
2005 Acquires Home Concern
2005 Can deliver 17,500 hours of care per week
2008 Acquires Shield Care
2008 Delivers 23,000 hours of care per week
2013 Livingbridge realises investment with sale to Mears Group
2013 Delivers 39,000 hours of care per week