The corporate team at Penningtons Manches has advised Cranbrook Nurseries on the acquisition of West Sussex based Elan Nurseries Group. The deal sees Cranbrook Nurseries, which already operates Little Monkeys in Horsham, expand its locations to include two nurseries and one out-of-school club, providing 345 childcare places in total.
The legal team was led by corporate partner Simon Bickerdike, supported by corporate associate Hannah McIlwraith, and real estate partner Mike Busby who was supported by real estate associate Nellie Haynes. Simon commented: “It has been a pleasure working with the owners of Cranbrook Nurseries as they expand their regional footprint and continue their vital role in providing exceptional standards of care and education for each and every child.”
Penningtons Manches works with a range of education providers. In addition to its support for the day care and nursery sector, the education team advises many of the UK’s leading universities, independent schools, assessment and examinations bodies, educational publishers, national research councils and academic research associations.