The Dentist Magazine.

Sale of leading Valleys dental business

Published: 26/04/2018

Courtland Dental Centre Ltd, a leading Valleys dental business, has been acquired for an undisclosed sum by United Dental, which is a fast growing and acquisitive dental business based in South Wales.

Courtlands is a thriving dental practice based in Merthyr Tydfil and was established by managing and clinical director Huw Jones over 20 years ago. Huw said, “I am delighted that after 20 years we are going to be able to move onto the next chapter of Courtland with the support and investment of United Dental. Both my excellent team and I look forward to continuing to provide our patients with outstanding clinical care and service. It has been a seamless process and I am particularly grateful to the leadership team at United Dental and, in particular, our advisors Hywel Loveluck and Owen Sennitt of ProPractices who have managed a seamless transaction on our behalf.”

United Dental comprises of over 10 dental practices located across South Wales and Nottinghamshire and provides a full range of NHS and private dentistry services. It is headed up by serial entrepreneur and dentist Colin Hancock.

Colin, chief executive of United Dental, said, “We are delighted to have acquired Courtland Dental Centre Ltd and its professional team of clinicians, nurses and administrators – we also look forward to Huw Jones joining the clinical board. Courtland is an excellent acquisition and complementary to our other practice in Merthyr. It is also strategically located in the South Wales Valleys, an area to which we are wholeheartedly committed to providing quality dental care to. The parties to the transaction were introduced by ProPractices Advisory Ltd, who managed the process on behalf of the vendor.

Hywel Loveluck, a director of ProPractices commented, “ProPractices were delighted to be able to assist Dr Jones in his plans for Courtlands and to introduce Colin Hancock and his business, United Dental. It was quickly clear to us that the two businesses were a logical fit.” The legal process was managed by Rebecca Mansfield-Fellowes of Mansfield Fellowes Solicitors.