The award-winning Balhousie Care Group is entering a new chapter of growth thanks to a purchase deal with international healthcare firm AcalisCare.

The purchase by AcalisCare, which has almost two decades of international experience in operating and developing care homes on an international level (in Belgium, Chile, Colombia, Uruguay and Turkey), will further Balhousie’s expansion and capital investment plans with the current management.

The deal with AcalisCare means Balhousie and its 1400 staff now enter an “exciting growth phase”, said former Chairman Tony Banks, who founded the Scottish business 30 years ago. Balhousie is now home to almost 1000 residents in 26 care facilities, ranging from residential and nursing to specialist care, across six regions of Scotland.

Tony said: “After three decades of building Balhousie Care Group, I am extremely proud of what the group and the brand has become, which is a highly respected player in the care sector. It was hugely important to me that any investment partner we worked with shared Balhousie’s values and aspirations, and I believe AcalisCare does. This is the start of an exciting new growth and investment phase for the business, for our staff and for residents. It will ensure that the Balhousie brand grows even stronger over the next 30 years.”

Lieven Baten, Partner in AcalisCare and the new Chairman of Balhousie Care Group, said: “Balhousie Care is a natural fit for us and this deal gives us an important foothold in Scotland. Balhousie brings innovation and excitement to Scotland’s care sector. We see huge potential to grow and expand the services under the Balhousie brand.”