Case Studies

Spastic Centres of South Australia Inc. (SCOSA) merges with Novita

Team: Simon Venus

Service: Corporate & Commercial | Mergers & Acquisitions
Sector: Not-for-Profit

Many disability services organisations are now looking at ways to drive collaboration and merger strategies with other providers in the competitive and challenging NDIS environment.

In this environment, Piper Alderman was appointed to act for Spastic Centres of South Australia Inc. (SCOSA) on its merger with Novita Children’s Services. SCOSA and Novita share a long history of working to support people living with disability through their differing, but complementary, services.

The merger will create a unique disability offering with a continuum of services for clients from birth to aged from a single service provider. As leading providers of disability services and support, both organisations recognise the importance of evolving to meet the changing needs of people living with disability in the NDIS landscape.

Piper Alderman advised SCOSA on all legal aspects of the transaction, including deal structuring, due diligence, member engagement and approvals and transaction execution. We worked closely and collaboratively with the scosa deal team on a transaction which had many moving parts and stakeholders.

What our client said

Linda Matthews, President

“I was most appreciative of the work Simon Venus did in preparation for the merger between SCOSA and Novita. Mergers are complex and sensitive. Simon’s careful and considered stewardship and advice was of great assistance in helping the Board to make the decision to merge.”