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Hazlewoods advise Acorn Care and Education on the acquisition of Wakefield based Meadowcroft School

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9 December 2013

Hazlewoods LLP Corporate Finance recently advised Acorn Care and Education Limited on their acquisition of Meadowcroft School, a day school for young people with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties.

Meadowcroft School is based in Wakefield and has worked closely with neighbouring local authorities to serve their special education needs. Meadowcroft School will join the Acorn Care and Education children’s services group which delivers fostering, education and care services to children, their families and local authority customers and already operates 12 special needs schools across England.

Natalie-Jane Macdonald, Acorn Care and Education’ Chief Executive Officer, said: “We are delighted that Meadowcroft School is joining Acorn Care and Education. We have a strong network of high quality special needs care and education facilities in England and this acquisition is an opportunity to expand our presence in Yorkshire. Everyone at Acorn Care and Education is looking forward to working with all young people, staff and customers of Meadowcroft.”

The Hazlewoods team was led by Corporate Finance Partner, John Lucas. Commenting on the transaction John Lucas noted, “We were delighted to have assisted Acorn Care and Education with this high quality acquisition and look forward to working with them again in the future.”

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