Mills & Reeve advises Preventx on Synova Capital investment

Mills & Reeve has advised Preventx, the integrated diagnostics business and its shareholders on a significant investment by Synova Capital.

Preventx is the UK’s leading supplier of online sexual health testing and diagnostic services.  The company, founded by Neil Cooper and Tim Alston in 2008, was set up with the aim of making sexual health screening more accessible and cost effective.  The business has grown rapidly and provides healthcare services to more than a third of all local authorities in England. 

The Mills & Reeve team was led by Julian Smith, corporate partner, and Vicky Protano, principal associate. Julian who leads the firm’s independent sector health and care team, said: “We are delighted to have supported this notable transaction in the health sector and look forward to seeing the business continue to flourish with this investment by Synova.”

Tim Alston from Preventx said: “With Synova on board we now have greater resources to strengthen our existing offering and also to explore new avenues for expansion. Working with the Mills & Reeve team was a huge benefit to us.  The team’s experience of the health sector meant that the deal progressed smoothly leaving as much time as possible to get on with our day-to-day operations.”

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