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The Prospects Group acquires UK children’s homes business from G4S

05 June 2017

Prospects, the employee-owned education, employment, training and care provider are pleased to announce the acquisition of the UK children’s homes business ‘homes2inspire’ from G4S for £11.4m million paid in cash. The Clearwater International team advised the Prospects Group on this acquisition.

The homes2inspire business provides tailored education programmes, training and care services to more than 80 young people in 18 homes across the Midlands as part of a number of contractual agreements with local authorities.

As part of the transaction, all employees including senior management in homes2inspire will transfer to the Prospects Group.

The Prospects Group have supported vulnerable young people and children across England for over 20 years and is delighted to be expand its services further.

Chief Executive, Nick Bell said: “Our purpose in Prospects is to inspire people to develop their full potential. We are delighted to have acquired the homes2inspire business and see this as a core part of our growth strategy to support more young people every year. homes2inspire will give us a basis for further development in the social care market and we look forward to working with all of our new colleagues to do this.”

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Notes to Editor

About Prospects 
The Prospects Group provides tailored education, employment, training and care products and services for people at all stages of life. Each year Prospects inspires more than 500,000 people to develop their potential and transform their lives. More than 1,400 professional and skilled colleagues provide practical support to vulnerable young people and children as well as adults in the local communities they are based across the UK. Prospects is one of the largest employee owned companies in the UK.

About G4S
G4S is the leading global, integrated security company, specialising in the provision of security services and solutions to customers.  Our mission is to create material, sustainable value for our customers and shareholders by being the supply partner of choice in all of our markets.
G4S is quoted on the London Stock Exchange and has a secondary stock exchange listing in Copenhagen. G4S is active in over 110 countries and has 600,000 employees.  For more information on G4S, visit

About homes2inspire
homes2inspire is the leading provider of care, support and education programmes to more than 80 children aged 10-17 with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties in 18 homes located in Derbyshire, Nottingham, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Bedfordshire and Worcestershire, where the business works closely with local authorities.

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Alona de Havilland
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07790 803882

Andrew Coates
Sales & Marketing Director
07917 707461


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