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Outset complete 10 acquisitions for Europe's largest veterinary group

Outset complete ten acquisitions for Europes largest veterinary group

Outset are pleased to have advised Europe's largest and fastest growing veterinary group, IVC Evidensia on the completion of 10 acquisitions in the past four weeks. 

Despite lockdown and the current unsettled economic circumstances, the team at Outset worked closely with IVC Evidensia to complete ten practice group acquisitions in the past four weeks, adding to their growing portfolio of veterinary clinics. 

These were nationwide deals, spread across England and Scotland, with veterinary clinics in Dumfries, Warwickshire, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire, Yorkshire, Derbyshire, Northamptonshire and Cheshire. 

The majority of acquisitions were completed with a deal team of eight with Outset corporate lawyer, Nick Lewsley leading on all ten acquisitions. He was supported by Ollie Coekin on all transactions, corporate lawyers Andreea Sitaru and Sally Arnold assisted on seven and three deals respectively, with Amber GilbertUsman Miah and Cameron Gaston-Penny advising on commercial property aspects and Lorraine Williams and Samantha Williams advising on the employment aspects of the deals.

Abbe West, Outset Operational Lead, said

“We’re pleased to continue supporting the growth of IVC Evidensia and be welcoming ten new practice groups. The whole Outset deal team worked incredibly hard to complete these transactions under the current circumstances.

We are fortunate that we already work remotely across the UK and our investment in technology as a business meant there was minimal disruption to the transactions, both for IVC and those selling their practices, despite the impact of lockdown.” 

Keith Chandler, M&A Director (UK and Ireland), IVC said

We are delighted to welcome ten new practices to IVC Evidensia during this unsettled time. The team at Outset understand our commercial objectives and act as a true extension of our own team. We knew that when lockdown hit, they would nonetheless have no problem completing these deals.

Their streamlined transaction processes, commercial advice and dedication to get deals done makes working with them easy. Despite the challenges of the pandemic, we are still actively looking to acquire great vet practices across the UK and continue to work with the team at Outset on our pipeline of deals.” 

Outset specialise in employment law, HR and corporate law with offices in Kent, London and Bristol. 

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