Mayer Brown Advised The Halifax Group Expand into Home Care with Acquisition of Sodexo’s Division
A global team of lawyers from Mayer Brown’s different practice areas is advising private equity firm The Halifax Group on its agreement to acquire Sodexo’s Worldwide Home Care division, which includes its home care subsidiaries in the US, UK, Ireland, France, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Brazil.
The Halifax Group is a Washington-headquartered private equity firm that invests in middle-market businesses alongside management and entrepreneurs. It specialises in equity recapitalisations, carve-outs, and management buyouts, and invests across a range of industries, including healthcare, business services, and franchising in various sectors that include health and wellness as well as outsourced business services.
Sodexo’s Worldwide Home Care division, based in Irvine, California, is a leading provider of in-home care services across eight countries. The division is known for its high-quality professional care and operates as a franchisor in the US in the non-medical personal care sector.
The deal expected to complete in the fourth quarter of 2023, is subject to regulatory approval. This is the company’s fourth mandate with this valued client.
The team for this complex international carve-out was led by client partner Perry Yam and included corporate and securities partners James West (London), Adam Arnett (Chicago), Olivier Aubouin (Paris), Guilherme Tranquillini (Brazil), and Joseph Castelluccio (New York), associates Olivia Altmayer (Chicago), Karen Chong (New York), Margaux de Lembeye (Paris), Alasdair Maher (London), Juliana Deguirmendjian and Isabela Gonçalves Franco (both Brazil), trainee Priyanka Patel (London).
Banking and finance partners Beth Vogel and Elizabeth Hermann Smith (both Chicago), tax partners Jason Bazar (New York), James Hill (London), and Elodie Deschamps (Paris), associates Stephanie Wood (New York), Kirsten Hunt (London), and Giampaolo Marzulli (Brazil), antitrust and competition partner Oral Pottinger (Washington DC) and counsel Mark Hills (London), IP partner Paul Chandler and associate Corina Cercelaru (both Chicago), and employment and benefits consultant Andrew Stanger (London) were also the key members of the Mayer Brown’s team of lawyers.