Past Turnaround Transformations

Through careful management and the benefit of our market-leading expertise, Court Cavendish supports organisations in improving their provision and getting back on track.  We help them achieve sustainable turnarounds and very significant financial results.  You can find an overview of some of our most significant turnarounds below, as well as a link to our media centre, with news from our investments over the years.

Westminster Health Care

In 1999 Dr Chai Patel CBE FRCP acquired Westminster Health Care – then the largest publicly-quoted healthcare services group in the UK. By working hard on rationalising and refocussing, Chai transformed Westminster Health Care into one of the country’s leading providers of mental health and specialist education services.

The Priory Group

Following Chai’s acquisition of Westminster Health Care, he then acquired Priory Healthcare. From its origins in a small group of rehabilitation facilities, the Priory became a national leader in mental health services, and the by-then world famous Priory Group was sold in 2005.

Care Management Group (CMG)

On the verge of bankruptcy in 2008 CMG was acquired by Court Cavendish. With major investment and wholesale reform of the delivery of care, the business thrived. Vastly improved care and greater profitability saw its eventual successful sale to AMP Capital, delivering greatly enhanced returns for investors.


In 2011 Court Cavendish began working to turn around the remains of the Southern Cross care business, at the time just days from total collapse. In just over 90 days the Court Cavendish team drove and oversaw the creation of HC-One. We built an HC-One brand focused on being the most caring and kindest operator in the country. HC-One has since become the largest care home operator in the UK and the winner of multiple awards.