Barbican Dental

  • Date of Transaction: Feb 2014
  • Acquirer: BUPA
  • Service: M&A

I am very excited about the opportunity to grow the business within Bupa Dental Services and look forward to working with Bupa on the initial integration and subsequent expansion of their dental services.

Gordon advised the owners of Barbican Dental Care on the businesses sale to BUPA, the UK based international healthcare group. Barbican Dental Care is a specialist corporate dental business, offering affordable private dental care and corporate dental plans to firms based in the City, West end and Canary Wharf. The 24 surgeries operate from nine sites providing general, specialist and cosmetic dentistry.

The deal satisfies BUPA Dental Services' desire to acquire high quality private practices based in locations that are convenient for corporate and business centres. Neil Sikka, who founded Barbican Dental Care in 1992, said:

"I am very excited about the opportunity to grow the business within BUPA Dental Services and look forward to working with them on the integration and subsequent expansion of their dental services". 

Speaking about the deal, Neil Sikka commented:

"Gordon assisted us throughout the whole process. His expertise in the healthcare market was invaluable in enabling us to understand the needs and requirements of potential buyers. In addition, he showed patience and flexibility at all times, supporting our decisions and using his experience to guide us. He was always happy to have those "difficult conversations" with the other side which sometimes occur during the transaction"