Health, M&A and other corporate transactions

The opportunities in the sector are significant. Our health and care sector expertise and the strength of our transactional team enables us to maximise the opportunities whilst managing the risk.

As your business changes and faces the opportunities and challenges of the health and care sector, our sector specialists advise on growth (through acquisitions or joint ventures), restructuring and exits.

We work with independent health sector clients to deliver strategic corporate transactions, bolt-on acquisitions, disposal programmes across the range of M&A, joint ventures, partnerships and refinancings/restructurings.

We help complete transactions that are right given the unique requirements and objectives of each of our clients, balancing risk, maximising opportunities and bringing a wealth of health sector and corporate experience. We help you challenge assumptions, collaborate and hit the ground running.

Our lawyers

With one of the most experienced and sector-focussed corporate health and care teams in the country, we help deliver successful transactions for our clients, managing risk and leveraging sector experience.

Our experience

Our firm-wide strength and sector experience as one of the UK's leading health and care sector firm's is epitomised in our corporate health and care team. The corporate health and care team:

  • completes many business and company acquisitions and disposals for UK and international corporate and entrepreneur acquirers and sellers each year.
  • helps clients create innovative solutions to opportunities with complex NHS aspects including cutting edge joint ventures and partnerships with NHS organisations.
  • works exclusively in the health and care sector enabling us to support clients as well as related and adjacent sectors advising on numerous transactions in each year in mental and specialist healthcare, community healthcare, social care, healthtech/medtech, diagnostic/scanning services and technology, dental, vetinary and animal health, life sciences, pharma and clinical trials.
  • works with US and other non-UK investors including numerous UK acquisitions for the largest healthcare businesses in the US ranging from hospital groups to REITs.
  • collaborates with law firms requiring specialist healthcare support on corporate transactions notably in conducting healthcare due diligence exercises for private equity and other financial acquirers as well as large corporates who seek additional health and care sector experience and insight.

Our clients

We advise all parts of the sector on the full range of corporate and M&A transactions including:

  • Numerous acquisitions/disposals for Bupa
  • Acquisitions for Elysium Healthcare
  • Numerous acquisitions for Vetpartners including the acquisition of Origin
  • Strategic acquisitions for various diagnostic providers
  • NHS deals for Virgin and Synlab/IPP
  • Supporting the British Medical Association on the latest £2.8 billion national GP contract 

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