A record £44 million worth of healthcare mergers and acquisitions deals for Thursfields Solicitors

Thursfields, Tim Edwards

Thursfields Solicitors has dealt with a record 16 mergers and acquisitions deals in the healthcare sector worth more than £44 million in the last 12 months.

The instructions were received by the company’s Healthcare sector team, with around 70 per cent being the acquisitions and disposals of care homes and the rest involving veterinary practice and dental laboratory deals.

Tim Edwards, a senior associate in Thursfields’ Corporate & Commercial department who leads the company’s Healthcare sector team, 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 is one of the region’s longest established and most reputable law firms, and with more than 150 staff in eight offices across Worcestershire and the West Midlands it has the resources and expertise to provide across-the-board legal advice to company owners.

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

The company had a record number of accolades in the legal trade directory Legal 500 in 2017, including its corporate and commercial, commercial litigation, insolvency and corporate recovery, employment and personal injury specialists.

Other Thursfields’ areas of expertise recognised by Legal 500 were charities and not-for-profit, contentious trusts and probate, family, personal tax, trusts and probate, commercial property and property litigation.

Mr 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 your aim – 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.”

He added: “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.”