Mishcon de Reya’s Private Equity and Recruitment Services teams have advised Paula McPherson on the sale of Sanctuary Personnel Limited (Sanctuary) and Seven Resourcing Limited (Seven, and together Sanctuary & Seven Group) to funds advised by Agilitas Private Equity LLP, a pan-European mid-market private equity firm.
Sanctuary & Seven Group is a high-quality provider of recruitment services covering a wide range of placements in the public and private sectors across the healthcare, social care, criminal justice and life sciences industries. Headquartered in Ipswich, England with four additional offices around the UK, the group has over 400 employees and, in the last three years, has placed more than 10,000 qualified staff in the healthcare sector and more than 6,000 in the social care sector. Seven has a particularly strong foothold in private markets across Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, while Sanctuary focuses predominantly on the public sector in England.
The team at Mishcon de Reya was led by Nadim Meer and included Joana Santos, Bridgette Gorman, Sarah Spurling and Margarita Elia.
Nadim Meer, Head of Private Equity at Mishcon de Reya, commented: "It was a pleasure to advise Paula on this transaction and it allowed us to further demonstrate our expertise and market insight when it comes to advising business owners."
Paula McPherson added: "Mishcon de Reya's ability to knit together and manage the business and personal aspects of this transaction proved to be invaluable. Their input was vital and made the whole process smooth."