An experienced management team has been appointed (led by Steve Travers) who, together with the dedicated and passionate staff of the two companies, will continue to deliver and enhance bespoke and individual care solutions to all residents.

For over 15 years, Modus has been operating as an independent service provider specialising in support services for those with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Asperger’s Syndrome, learning disabilities (LD), associated challenging behaviours and other complex needs. Through its specialised and bespoke residential care facilities in the South East and Exeter and with a highly trained team of staff, Modus has provided a high standard of care utilising best practice methodologies and setting the benchmark for high acuity care in the UK.

The Pathways Care Group has been operating for over 12 years as a high quality care provider within the Minster Group, growing to 44 homes across the UK. With a dedicated team of staff, Pathways shares the ethos of Modus in providing an environment where individuals can be supported and encouraged to achieve positive outcomes in their lives.

Steve Travers commented: ‘In combining the diversified facilities and excellent staffing of Pathways with the expertise that Modus has in caring for those with complex needs, we are creating a platform to cater for the ever increasing demands for quality provision to those with high care needs, which is attuned to the requirements of the latest and best practices.”

With these acquisitions, Salutem Healthcare now has a solid platform for growth and is well placed to target greater opportunity for expansion in the UK specialist healthcare market while improving its delivery of care to its current service users. This transaction adds a new dimension to the existing service offering of Pathways Care Group and Modus Care which will benefit the individuals they support, their families, and commissioners.

Lloyds Banking Group provided Salutem Healthcare with the senior financing required for the acquisition.

The consortium of investors were advised by Stephenson Harwood, Watson Farley & Williams, JLL, Smith & Williamson, Vinson & Elkins, White & Case, CMS and Christies.

Pathways Care Group was advised by BDO LLP and Charles Russell Speechlys, with JLL advising Modus Care.

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