Thursfields’ healthcare sector team receives record number of M&A instructions

Thursfields' Tim Edwards

By Thursfields Solicitors

In the last 12 months, Thursfields’ healthcare sector team, led by Tim Edwards, senior associate in the corporate and commercial team, has been instructed on 16 M&A transactions with a total deal value of over £44m.

Around 70% of the deals involved acting on acquisition and disposal of care homes, with the balance comprising of veterinary practice and dental lab deals.

Tim Edwards said: “The sector is extremely buoyant at the moment and we are very pleased to have been asked to provide our professional expertise in this area.

“Clients place their confidence in us because we can offer a seamless service, with colleagues such as Stewart Coles in our Birmingham office who advises on commercial property issues and Lisa Kemp in Worcester providing expert advice on all employment and HR matters.”

Thursfields Solicitors is one of the region’s longest established and most reputable law firms. With over 150 staff in eight offices across Worcestershire and the West Midlands, the firm has the resources and expertise to provide across-the-board legal advice to the region’s company owners.

Edwards said: “Whether you are making an acquisition or seeking to make a disposal of a business, we are able to offer practical and pragmatic solutions to your legal issues.

“Our aim is the same as yours – to achieve the outcome you are seeking by applying our sector knowledge and commercial focus.”

“We also have the scale and resources to achieve the best possible result.”

Thursfields’ commercial services team is increasingly recognised by its legal peers.

Thursfields had a record number of accolades bestowed in the legal trade directory Legal 500 in 2017 across areas of the law including corporate and commercial, commercial litigation, insolvency and corporate recovery, employment, personal injury, charities and not-for-profit, contentious trusts and probate, family, personal tax, trusts and probate, commercial property and property litigation.

Edwards said: “The message is clear. If you are buying or selling businesses in the West Midlands, Thursfields is well placed to handle all related legal matters on your behalf, providing pragmatic and commercial advice and always with the end game in mind.”