The Halifax Group is a Washington based private equity firm that partners with management and entrepreneurs in middle-market businesses. It specialises in equity recapitalizations, corporate carve-outs, and management buyouts and invests across a variety of industries, including health and wellness, outsourced business services, and franchising.
The Worldwide Home Care division of Sodexo, based in Irvine, California, is one of the largest operators in the care home market and has distinguished itself through high-quality professional care. It provides in-home care services across eight countries and operates as a franchisor in the US in the non-medical personal care sector.
The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2023 once regulatory approval has been received. It is our fourth mandate with this prized client.
The team for this complex international carve-out was led by Client partner Perry Yam and included Corporate & 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, Isabela Goncalves Franco and Thiago Coimbra (Brazil) and trainees Marco Hirs (Brazil) and Priyanka Patel (London), Banking & 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 & Competition partner Oral Pottinger (Washington DC) and counsel Mark Hills (London), IP partner Paul Chandler and associate Corina Cercelaru (both Chicago), and Employment & Benefits consultant Andrew Stanger (London).