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McTaggart Grant Lawyers advises Petit Early Learning Journey on the successful sale of nine child care centres to Guardian Childcare & Education

1 November 2023 -

McTaggart Grant Lawyers is proud to have acted for Petit Early Learning Journey (Petit) in the successful sale of nine high-quality child care centres to Guardian Childcare & Education (Guardian). Guardian was represented by Corrs Chambers Westgarth.

Petit is a national operator with premium child care assets spanning Queensland, Victoria, New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory. The complex transaction, which closed on 30 September 2023, involved the sale of six Queensland centres, two New South Wales centres, and one centre in the Australian Capital Territory, increasing Guardian’s total number of licensed places by 939 and lifts Guardian’s total network to 150 centres nationally. 

We are proud to have played a part in facilitating this transition of ownership that ensures the continued success of Petit Early Learning Journey centres“, said Mary Grant, Director at McTaggart Grant Lawyers. “This transaction exemplifies the strength of the early childhood care and education sector in Australia and the dedication of all parties involved to provide the best possible care for our youngest learners.”

Ben McTaggart, Director at McTaggart Grant Lawyers said of the transaction: “We were able to leverage our specialist corporate, commercial and real property expertise to ensure the seller was able to successfully close the transaction on the scheduled completion date without compromising on its key commercial objectives.

Guardian is a highly respected organisation with a strong track record of providing quality early childhood education and care services. This strategic divestment by Petit will bring new opportunities and resources to further enhance the learning experience for children at the former Petit centres and ensure that Petit can continue to focus on the delivery of exceptional, holistic care to children at Petit’s remaining 8 child care centres.

The team at McTaggart Grant Lawyers wish to congratulate both Petit and Guardian on closing this key transaction. 

For more information about McTaggart Grant Lawyers and their expertise in the childcare sector, click here.

About McTaggart Grant Lawyers

McTaggart Grant Lawyers is a boutique corporate, commercial and property law firm founded by former top-tier lawyers Ben McTaggart and Mary Grant. Our lawyers are specialists and we partner with our clients to deliver expert, timely and commercially astute advice with a relentless focus on quality. We work with founders, business owners, family offices and corporations Australia-wide across a range of industries, including childcare, property development, private capital, franchising, medical and allied health services and retail. We are proudly headquartered on the Gold Coast and deliver our services locally and remotely to interstate clients using modern technology.

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