Willows Veterinary Centre… a purr-fect case

RSM M&A and private equity team has advised on the sale of Willows Veterinary Centre and Referral Service to Sovereign Capital.

The client

Willows Veterinary Centre and Referral Service is a state-of-the-art veterinary practice based in Solihull, West Midlands, providing top quality veterinary care both for pets in the local area and those referred by their own veterinary surgeons for specialist investigation and treatment. Sovereign Capital is a UK-based private equity specialist, investing in the healthcare services and education and training sectors.

What RSM did

RSM worked closely with the partners to develop a strategy that facilitated growth in the business whilst respecting the culture and professional commitment of the staff. The partners at Willows will continue to support the business as directors throughout the transition.


'The support and commitment from RSM throughout the transaction was great and just what we needed. From the outset, their in-depth knowledge of the key drivers in the veterinary sector and quick understanding of the dynamics of our business helped us develop a suitable exit strategy which was right for the business and its staff. Even though there were some complex elements to the deal, including the dynamics of a PE transaction, we were always fully supported. They were a real pleasure to work with.'

Peter Renwick, Partner, Willows Veterinary Centre

Transaction team

Ian Latham, Partner, T: +44 (0)7765 255947

Helen Brocklebank, Manager, T: +44 (0)07855 176157

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