City & County

In December 2013 Graphite Capital led the management buy-out of City & County Healthcare Group (C&C), with the objective of growing and consolidating into the leading care at home provider.

C&C was the fourth largest independent provider. Through its national network of 77 branches, C&C recruits and trains carers to deliver high quality care, largely to the elderly. Carers provide assistance with day-to-day tasks to enable people to continue living independently in their own home. Services include routine household tasks, personal care, meal preparation and medicine administration.

C&C has a successful track record of successfully winning new customers and retaining contracts, underpinned by a strong carer recruitment process. It has grown rapidly, both organically and by acquisition. In the period to March 2018 13 acquisitions have been completed and complex care, agency and private pay divisions have been established. C&C is now the largest independent home care services provider in the UK.

C&C marks Graphite’s eighth investment in the care sector. There has been considerable investment in the infrastructure. The market, driven by favourable demographic drivers, is large and remains highly fragmented. The company, with Graphite’s support, will continue to make complementary acquisitions, cementing its market leading position.