Property News Colliers International Healthcare sells specialist school in Rutland

The Shires School

Colliers International Healthcare is pleased to announce the successful sale of The Shires School in Rutland for an undisclosed sum.

Acting on behalf of the owners, Colliers confidentially hand-picked suitable operators for initial discussions on the off-market deal and secured a shortlist of three potential buyers.

The Shires School is registered for 11 boarding and five day pupils, and caters for children at the upper end of the care and education spectrum with particularly challenging needs.

Julie Wells, Director at The Shires commented, “The Agency team at Colliers International Healthcare thoroughly understood our business and they offered us invaluable guidance on what the process of selling our business would entail. They found an ideal buyer for The Shires who was an excellent match for our requirements and then handled the introduction and subsequent liaison between us with absolute discretion. From start to finish everyone at Colliers was very supportive and helped us negotiate some of the inevitable hurdles that we met along the way.  We’re very pleased with the result and would certainly have no hesitation in recommending the team to anyone thinking of selling their business.”

Rachel McCarthy, Director in the Colliers International Healthcare team added, “We are delighted to have acted in this sale and to have secured the right purchaser for our client.  Both parties and their advisers were committed to the deal from the start, maintaining momentum and discretion at all times throughout a complicated due diligence process.  This ensured pupils and staff at the school were unaffected throughout.”