Corporate Healthcare

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Our Corporate Healthcare team has a proven track record within the Healthcare sector, and a long-established reputation for solving the unique business challenges facing the industry.

Not only are we market leaders when it comes to healthcare transactions (we have the largest dedicated dental M&A team in the UK) but we have deep experience acting for dental practices, private hospitals, care homes, housing with care organisations and pharmacies.

We are able to draw on our specialist knowledge and industry expertise to cover the full lifecycle of a business, delivering the results you expect.

Whatever the size or complexity of the transaction, we can guide you through all stages of your corporate development, aligning your business strategies and growth ambitions with transactions that minimise risks and maximise returns.

We put our clients at the heart of everything we do. Our advice is underpinned by a commitment to providing a healthier future for your business.

Our core services include:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Disposals
  • Shareholder arrangements
  • Corporate governance
  • Strategic investments
  • Due diligence
  • Regulation
  • Acting for Portman Dental Care – Acuity is proud to be the retained legal advisers to Portman, the largest and fastest-growing privately focused dental group in the UK. Since 2010, Acuity has advised Portman on all aspects of its business, including the acquisition of numerous dental practices in England, Wales, and Scotland and continues to advise it on all aspects of its day-to-day business
  • Acting for healthcare staffing provider Independent Clinical Services in its acquisition of ProClinical Limited, a leading recruitment agency in the pharma and life sciences sector with subsidiaries in the US, Germany, Switzerland and Singapore
  • Acting for Choice Care Group, a leading UK provider of residential care and supported living services for people with learning disabilities, autism, and mental health conditions, over a period of 18+ years. Acuity has advised the group in connection with the acquisition and development of a series of properties, and corporate acquisitions, supporting the group’s organic and acquisitive growth strategies, and advising it through multiple refinancings
  • Acting for Babylon Healthcare in relation to the re-gear of its head office occupation in Chelsea, London and lettings of various office and clinical operations nationwide
  • Acting for the owner and operator of a private hospital specialising in gastroenterology in connection with several rounds of equity and loan funding, various commercial ventures for the expansion of its services, and in the subsequent sale of the business to venture capitalists

Accolades

  • The Times’ Best Law Firms 2020 – Acuity Law

Testimonials

“The Portman team truly appreciate everything that Acuity do for us. You are our partners and we couldn’t deliver without your support – and for that we thank you.”

“Always a fantastic service at a fair price.”

“We have been delighted with the support provided to Portman by Steve, Jon and the rest of the Acuity team over the years, with their commercial insight and ability to get deals done quickly proving invaluable to the ongoing success of Portman’s acquisition programme. We consider Acuity to be an extended part of the Portman team and find the Acuity Counsel service to be an effective tool by which Portman’s day-to-day legal needs can be met quickly and effectively.”

“I just wanted to send my sincere thanks to you all as a team and individually for your very professional help, advice, and hard work getting my practice sale to completion on December 1st. It was a pleasure to work with you all and I would not hesitate to recommend your team to colleagues in the future.”

 

Beverley Jones, Partner at Acuity Law

Beverley Jones

Partner

Jenny Wilde

Partner
john grant

John Grant

Partner

Jon Lawley

Partner
ray goodman

Ray Goodman

Partner

Chiara Howfield

Senior Associate
Madeleine Chapman, Senior Associate at Acuity Law

Madeleine Chapman James

Senior Associate
nataleigh crebbin

Nataleigh Crebbin

Senior Associate
daniel-jones

Daniel Moores

Associate
Joe Smith, Trainee Solicitor at Acuity Law

Joe Smith

Associate
humaira ashraf

Humaira Ashraf

Solicitor
kerly-chacon

Kerly Chacon

Solicitor
David Williams, Paralegal at Acuity Law

David Williams

Trainee Solicitor

Harriet Bland

Trainee Solicitor

Stephanie Pugh

Trainee Solicitor
Andrea Burgess, Paralegal at Acuity Law

Andrea Burgess

Paralegal
molly-jones

Molly Jones

Administrator

Our Corporate Healthcare team also includes a dedicated Healthcare Property team who deal with the property and funding elements of our Healthcare transactions as well as general property and funding transactions for our Healthcare clients both past and present. Our Healthcare Property team have full knowledge of the intricacies of healthcare transactions and can tailor the documentation accordingly.

The members of the team include: Damien Cann, Liz Gibbons, Nataleigh Crebbin, Humaira Ashraf & Stephanie Pugh.

The Healthcare Property team services include:

  • Freehold purchase and sales
  • New leases and heads of terms for new leases
  • Assignment of existing leases
  • Deeds of variation to existing leases
  • Security arrangements over property
  • Security arrangements over companies
  • Property due diligence
  • Acquisition of squat premises
  • Specialist room licences for self-employed persons
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