TG advises The Whiddon Group on its first move into QLD

4 May 2018


Thomson Geer acted for NSW Not For Profit, The Whiddon Group, on its acquisition of the Star Gardens’ aged care facility and Star Community Care in Beaudesert, 70km south of Brisbane.

The Whiddon Group has 18 aged care facilities, 12 retirement villages and eight Community Care service hubs located across NSW.

The Thomson Geer team working on this transaction was led by Partner, Lucinda Smith, and included Special Counsel, Samantha Culshaw, Partner, Chris O’Shea and Senior Associate, Jenny Altherr.

The expansion of Whiddon’s care services into Queensland is strongly aligned with the organisation’s growth strategy. In recent years, this has included the acquisition of two residential homes, the construction of close to 350 new residential places, and the expansion of Whiddon’s community care business and geographic footprint.

CEO of The Whiddon Group, Chris Mamarelis said “Our commitment to providing aged care services in regional, rural and remote locations, along with our existing network and strong infrastructure in the far north of New South Wales, has made this step to provide aged care services in Queensland an easy business decision to make.”

“Thomson Geer supported and advised the Whiddon team throughout the due diligence, negotiation and transition phase of the acquisition. Their expertise, commitment and dedication is testament to the quality of their people and the reason this acquisition was such a success.”