Sanctuary & Seven Group

Sanctuary & Seven Group

April 2023
Großbritannien, £100m - £500m

Liberty advises the management team of the Sanctuary & Seven Group on its acquisition by Agilitas

Liberty Corporate Finance is delighted to announce it has advised the management team of Sanctuary & Seven Group, the specialist recruitment services company that provides essential health and social care staff across the UK and the US, on its buyout by Agilitas Private Equity LLP, the pan-European mid-market private equity firm.

Sanctuary & Seven is a high-quality provider of recruitment services covering a wide range of placements in the public and private sectors across the healthcare, social care, criminal justice and life sciences industries. The Group provides placements for various time periods, from temporary to permanent, and has access to an international candidate base to fulfil UK and US-based opportunities. Its fundamental purpose is to support the health and social care sector in the delivery of essential services by providing tailored recruitment solutions and social work services. The Group is well recognised for its innovative programmes that significantly improve outcomes for vulnerable children and young adults. Local authorities, healthcare trusts, as well as private health and social care organisations, who must deliver on their care obligations, view the Group as a trusted long-term service delivery partner.

Sanctuary & Seven is headquartered in Ipswich, England, and has four additional offices around the UK. The Group has over 400 employees and, in the last three years, it has placed more than 10,000 qualified staff in the healthcare sector and more than 6,000 in the social care sector. The Group is made up of three separate businesses: Sanctuary Personnel, Seven and Innovate Services. Sanctuary Personnel and Seven focus on specialist recruitment for the health and social sector in the UK. Seven has a particularly strong foothold in private markets across Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, while Sanctuary Personnel focuses predominantly on the public sector in England. Innovate Services provides practitioner-led services solutions to identify more efficient ways of delivering high quality children’s social work services.

James Rook, CEO of Sanctuary Personnel, commented "One of the most remarkable aspects of working with Liberty was their genuine dedication to understanding our unique needs and objectives. Throughout the entire process, Liberty acted as trusted advisors, providing invaluable guidance and strategic insights.

I wholeheartedly recommend Liberty to any management team seeking support and advice during a sale process. They are a team of professionals who truly care about their clients and have the knowledge and expertise to navigate complex transactions.

One of the most remarkable aspects of working with Liberty was their genuine dedication to understanding our unique needs and objectives. Throughout the entire process, Liberty acted as trusted advisors, providing invaluable guidance and strategic insights.

James Rook
CEO of Sanctuary Personnel