Full steam ahead as Higgs advises on Choochoos deal

30th April 2021

Full steam ahead as Higgs advises on Choochoos deal

Higgs & Sons again provided the legal expertise as The Old Station Nursery (OSN) expanded its portfolio to 36 childcare settings.

Higgs is a long-standing partner of OSN having advised on numerous acquisitions by the group as it continues its ambitious growth plans.

The latest procurement, for an undisclosed fee, saw OSN acquire Choochoos Day Nursery, a Kent-based group of three nurseries in Whitstable, Canterbury and Dover.

Geoff Kettle, Business Services Partner at Higgs & Sons and project lead, said: “OSN continues to strengthen its portfolio, and has now firmly established itself as a major player in the UK childcare market.

“We’re pleased to be a part of that. Our experienced team offered advice and guidance on everything from corporate tax to pensions, employment to commercial property matters.

“OSN has further expansion plans and we look forward to working with the group again in the future.”

Sarah Steel, managing director of OSN, said: ‘We are really excited to welcome Choochoos Day Nurseries into The Old Station Nursery Group. We are really looking forward to meeting all of the children, parents and staff members at each of the three nurseries and welcoming them into our family.”

OSN was acquired by French-based childcare giant La Maison Bleue in 2019, a deal also orchestrated by Higgs & Sons.

With years of experience and a strength in depth across all business areas, Higgs’ business services department incorporates specialist teams focussing on corporate, commercial, tax and business wealth preservation, insolvency and business recovery and company secretarial services.


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