Law firm Pitmans Law today announced it advised Key2 on its sale to Horizon Care and Education Group.

Key2 work with young people across the south of England who have left local authority care by providing housing and support to help them build stable and successful futures.


Horizon Care & Education provide housing and education to young people and manage 40 homes as well as six schools across the Midlands and the North of England. By joining forces the group will help more young people across the country and offer local authorities a complete, nationwide service.


Stephanie Perry, Pitmans Law Corporate Partner, led the deal with John Hutchinson, Managing Partner, Jasmine Murphy, Corporate Senior Associate, Richard Tweed, Property Solicitor, and Amy Murphy, Property Trainee Solicitor.


In a joint statement, Key2 managing director Mark Hammond and Horizon chief executive Paul Callander said: “This represents an exciting opportunity which will enable us to extend our homes and services into new areas and improve what we offer to the children and young people we’re here to help.”


Mark Hammond went on to say: “As our trusted legal advisor, Pitmans delivered practical and effective advice that met our objectives and ensured a seamless process.”


Stephanie Perry added: “We are extremely pleased to have been able to advise on this key partnership and to have been involved in supporting an organisation that has such life-changing effects on the lives of young people. We’re delighted Key2 can now reach more young people with their much-needed services.”

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