LV Care Group was founded and is run by Jersey born Chris Shelton and Nick Bettany, who established the business in order to provide premium care facilities and services for the Island.

Nick Bettany, CEO and co-founder of LV Care Group said: “We are looking forward to the new partnership with Emera, one of the leading French care home operators, which will have a very positive impact on the care sector locally. We will be able to leverage off their extensive experience to further optimise how we deliver care to our residents.

We pride ourselves on the high quality facilities and services that we provide and the additional investment from Aedifica, will enable us to have a strong pipeline of growth across Jersey and the Isle of Man. We are delighted with this investment for the business, for our staff, and for the Island.”

Aedifica is a listed company that specialises in investments in European healthcare real estate, in particular housing for seniors with care needs.

Stefaan Gielens, CEO of Aedifica adds: “We are very pleased with the expansion of our healthcare real estate portfolio and look forward to the collaboration between Aedifica and the LV Care Group. This partnership, with an established local operator on the Channel Islands, will strengthen our position and visibility in the market.”

With more than 5,000 employees in France and Europe, the Emera Group benefits from know-how in the management of retirement homes and senior residences , through experience acquired by all of its management for nearly 30 years.

“Emera is very much aligned with the LV Care Groupe ethos and values of high quality care and we are thrilled that their founders – Nick Bettany and Chris Shelton – have chosen to partner with our Group to consolidate and continue LV Care’s expansion plan in Jersey and the Isle of Man. We will jointly leverage on Emera’s 30 year expertise as an operator and on Nick and Chris experience and understanding of local habits, regulation and management for the further development of high-quality and innovative services for elderly people in the Channel Islands” says Eric Baugas, Executive Chairman of the Emera Group.