The Manchester office of national law firm, Gateley Plc has advised Just Childcare, the North West based nursery operator, on a series of acquisitions in recent months.

With backing from Phoenix Private Equity, Just Childcare has grown significantly during 2015, leading to the acquisition of six nurseries in the last two months. The company hopes to build on this growth with further expansion in the near future. Since March 2015, Gateley has advised Just Childcare on the acquisition of 13 nurseries.

A cross-discipline team from Gateley advised on the acquisitions including Corporate partner Charles Glaskie, Corporate solicitor Hannah Fletcher and Real Estate senior associate, Simon Maddox, who led on the property aspects, assisted by Rachel Baker, senior associate, and legal executive, Karen Butler.

Charles Glaskie commented: “Just Childcare has a first rate management team. David & Jacqueline Johnson are experienced operators whose professionalism and hands on approach has been key to the success of the acquisitions. Under their leadership and with the support of Phoenix Private Equity, I’m confident that the business will continue to go from strength to strength.”

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