Busy Bees take acquisition opportunities in childcare sector
Gareth Iley, partner at Clearwater International, looks at recent deals affecting the childcare sector
Staffordshire-based Busy Bees, the UK’s biggest childcare provider, which was acquired by Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan in October 2013, has certainly been busy this year on the acquisition front. Having already snapped up nursery groups Treetops, for £93m, and Bramleys, as well as single site providers Herriot Hill and Toybox, the company has now made its debut into the Canadian market.
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