Karima Hudson


Karima is a corporate partner focussing on private M&A, joint ventures, restructurings, and general corporate advice with a particular focus on healthcare. She has a well-established reputation and deep knowledge in the healthcare sector. Karima's expertise spans a wide range of areas, from advising care home operators and fertility clinics to working with investors in the industry. She has been involved in numerous M&A transactions, working with clients such as Formation Capital LLC, HC-One Limited, SalutemHealthcare, Cygnet Health, Circle Holdings plc, Audley Retirement, and Vision Direct. Clients highly regard her for providing straightforward, comprehensive, and pragmatic advice, along with her ability for devising effective solutions.

Karima and the healthcare team won 'Legal Advisor of the Year' in the Private category at the HealthInvestor Awards 2017 and achieved finalist status in the subsequent two years. Additionally, the team won the 'Legal Advisor Independent' award at the LaingBuisson Healthcare Awards in 2016, with finalist recognitions in 2017, 2018, and 2019. This industry recognition endorses Karima's specialist legal expertise within the healthcare sector, highlighting her significant contributions and commitment to the industry.

Karima's relevant sector experience includes:

  • Advising HC-One in respect of the acquisition of 122 care homes from BUPA for £300 million.
  • Advising SalutemHealthcare on its acquisitions of The Pathways Group, Modus Care, Clearwater Care, New Century Care and certain care home assets and residential schools from Scope.
  • Advising IntrivaCapital on its acquisition of specialist care provider, Sequence Care Group and the Jeesal Residential Care Services Group.
  • Advising Blandford Capital on the acquisition of UK adult education and residential home provider, HesleyGroup, from AntinInfrastructure Partners.
  • Advising the management of Health IQ on its sale to Corrona Inc.
  • Advising the sellers of Clinical Outcomes Solutions to Validant.