CoolCare team announces management buy-in deal

Leigh Ellis and Fiona Hale

LNT Software Ltd Directors Fiona Hale and Leigh Ellis have announced that they have successfully led a management buy-in.

The deal means the management team take executive control of the business and acquire shareholdings from parent company LNT Group.

CoolCare Managing Director Fiona Hale said: “Being part of the LNT Group has given CoolCare an abundance of experience from our sister companies’ operational knowledge of running care homes.

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“CoolCare has an undeniable competitive edge when designing our software.  It is an amazing product derived from decades of sector knowledge. CoolCare has been a small fish within the LNT pond.  The MBI gives us the best of both worlds: LNT is giving Leigh and me the autonomy to run the business, but is staying on hand to offer advice when needed.”

Following the completion of the deal, LNT will act as investor and provide non-executive support to the management team. The company has been renamed CoolCare Ltd, losing its close association with the LNT brand.

LNT Chairman and original founder of LNT Software, Lawrence Tomlinson, said: “Fiona and Leigh have a passion for CoolCare – you see their eyes light up as they demo it and test their design ideas with you.

“The vision they have for the business is inspiring.  I’ve worked with them both for many years and trust them to give CoolCare the attention it deserves to make it a real success.  We are using CoolCare4 in Ideal Carehomes and it’s really revolutionising the business, helping us to reduce costs and boost occupancy.”

Over the next five years, CoolCare will continue to specialise in care home management software, building on partnerships with complimentary software providers in the sector in fields such as care planning, eLearning and eMAR systems.

LNT Group would like to thank Stephen Moore of Cavu Corporate Finance, who was the advisor on the transaction.

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