Cera has confirmed the acquisition of CRG Homecare and Allied Healthcare from recruitment group HCRG for an undisclosed sum.
The news follows an announcement by the provider in April that in intends to acquire more care businesses as it looks to accelerate growth.
HCRG acquired Allied Healthcare in December 2018, just weeks after the Care Quality Commission (CQC) warned that it was on the brink of bankruptcy.
Twenty20 Capital, which HCRG is part of, then merged Allied with its existing home care brand, CRG Homecare.
Commenting on the news Igal Aciman, Chief Commercial Officer at Cera, told HCI: “We see this acquisition as an ideal springboard through which to accelerate our growth even more, throughout the UK. The network that CRG and Allied have built is of significant scale, and by integrating our technology throughout their community, we can reach more and more older and vulnerable people across the country, provide them with the best care possible, and continue to transform care through technology.”
When asked what attracted Cera to CRG and Allied Healthcare, Aciman said: “CRG & Allied have a strong national footprint with a great reach, that complements our coverage, allowing us to expand into towns and cities we weren’t previously active in. We share a number of core values in our commitment to those we provide care for, our support for our own Professional Carers and our desire to recruit new talent into the sector.”
Details of the acquisition were found in filings on Companies House, and Cera confirmed the acquisitions to Healthcare Business International earlier this month.
In August, Cera announced its expansion into nursing services across its UK network.