BGF-backed Kids Planet has acquired a North West nursery group.
Poppy & Jack's has sites across the region including in Bolton, Preston, Stockport and Warrington.
It was backed by Foresight Group, with the firm exiting as part of the deal.
Kids Planet now has 75 nurseries across the North West and Midlands, providing care to more than 10,000 children.
Founded in 2008 by chief executive Clare Roberts and her father John, who is chairman, the business has more than quadrupled its footprint in the past five years through acquisitions and development opportunities.