Corporate Healthcare

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Accolades & Testimonials
Meet The Team

Our Corporate Healthcare team have established a reputation for solving the unique business challenges facing the healthcare industry. We are market leaders when it comes to advising on corporate healthcare transactions.

We have extensive experience advising and acting for a broad range of clients including private hospitals, dental practitioners, independent GPs and other healthcare providers.

We draw on our specialist knowledge and industry experience to deliver the results our clients expect. The scope of the work carried out by the Corporate Healthcare team covers the full lifecycle of a business.

Whatever the size or complexity of the transaction, we 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 out 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 over 100 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 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 supporting them through multiple refinancings, the most recent involving a portfolio of 60+ properties.
  • 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 Time’s 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.”

 

Beverley Jones, Partner at Acuity Law

Beverley Jones

Partner

Hewi Ma

Partner

Ifath Khan

Legal Director

John Grant

Partner

Jon Lawley

Partner

Paul Edels

Partner

Ray Goodman

Partner
Joe Smith, Trainee Solicitor at Acuity Law

Joe Smith

Solicitor

Carys Griffith

Trainee Solicitor
David Williams, Paralegal at Acuity Law

David Williams

Trainee Solicitor

Afia Khan

Paralegal
Andrea Burgess, Paralegal at Acuity Law

Andrea Burgess

Paralegal

Ben Edwards

Paralegal
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