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Charlotte Thornton-Smith

Head of Worcester Office & Joint Head of Central England Office Corporate

About me

I predominantly work with individual health professionals and health and social care providers to buy, sell and restructure their businesses. Whether you’re a vet, dentist or pharmacist, or you provide care for adults or children, I’m on hand to guide you, no matter what stage your business is at.

I enjoy working in the health and social care sector because the work is so varied – I love a challenge, and am passionate about finding the ideal solution. There’s no better feeling than getting a deal completed for clients, and I do my best to help them after the transaction’s done by introducing them to other opportunities or vital contacts.

Now with responsibilities for the Worcester and Central England offices I enjoy the wider remit that this brings, and particularly getting to know my colleagues in those offices.

Chambers and Partners - Charlotte Thornton-Smith

Charlotte is always highly professional and provides excellent service. Her knowledge of our sector is a real asset in providing solutions for any commercial problems.
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Support for private equity investment in dental sector

Our health and social care team advised August Equity on their first bolt-on acquisition, with the purchase of two mixed dental practices in South Yorkshire. August Equity are a private equity investor already established in the social care and veterinary sectors. This acquisition established August’s first platform for dental investments, Genesis Dental Care. They said: “Having worked with Harrison Clark Rickerbys on several of our portfolio businesses, we remain very impressed with the professionalism and expertise within the team. In particular Charlotte Thornton-Smith and Clare Emery’s knowledge of the dental sector puts them at the forefront of any dental legal panel and we are delighted to be working with them on several of our acquisitions.”
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Trust your advisers – we’ve been through this all before, so we know what we’re talking about.

There’s no such thing as a daft question, so go ahead and ask.

Don’t underestimate how much involvement you’ll have in a transaction. While we’ll handle as much as we can, we’ll need your participation to make sure everything goes to plan.

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How long will it take to get to completion?

A sale or acquisition process typically takes around three to six months, but depending on the circumstances of the deal, it could be longer or shorter. We’ll do our best to provide an estimated time frame at the start of the matter.

Do I have to attend a completion meeting to sign documents?

It’s open to the parties to agree on how to complete, so you may need to, but the majority of our completions are now done remotely – documents are often signed and scanned to us electronically.

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