11 January 2011,

Bradford & Airedale Care Partnerships LIFTCo - Accent Group Buyout

Community Solutions Investment Partners together with partner Equitix confirm their acquisition of the Bradford & Airedale LIFT Company shares from Accent Group.

This share sale re-enforces Community Solutions continued commitment to the health and more specifically, primary care sector. As no strangers to the LIFT market the Bradford & Airedale Care Partnership becomes the eighth primary care public private partnership Community Solutions have invested in through is brand Community Solutions for Primary Care.

The Bradford & Airedale LIFT Company owns and operates seven health centres across the region together with partners NHS Bradford & Airedale and Community Health Partnerships.

This acquisition extends Community Solutions commitment to its health partnerships across Yorkshire adding to its partnerships in Barnsley and Doncaster.

Community Solutions Investment Partners Managing Director Alastair Gourlay commented: "This purchase marks our involvement in eight strategic public private partnerships with the NHS and our third in Yorkshire. We are excited about the opportunities that exist in the development, in particular, the management of NHS assets. We look forward to supporting our new partners in Bradford & Airedale through their future challenges."

Equitix Chief Investment Officer Hugh Crossley commented: "This acquisition will be the final investment made by Equitix Fund I. It fits neatly in the portfolio of social infrastructure investments. We are delighted to have worked closely with Community Solutions and to complete this transaction, and we look forward to working with the NHS Bradford & Airedale to continue to improve their estates through the LIFT Company."

Community Solutions and Equitix have been advised throughout the share sale process by Leeds based legal advisors Addleshaw Goddard LLP and Manchester based financial advisors Grant Thornton LLP.

For further information please contact Bradford & Airedale LIFTCo