Specialist dental business adviser, Christie & Co, oversees Dentex acquisition, Dawood & Tanner, one of the UK’s leading specialist dental practices.
One of the best known and largest private practices in the UK, Dawood & Tanner was formed in 1992 when its founders, Dr. Andrew Dawood and Dr. Susan Tanner, acquired a practice in London’s Cavendish Square. Three years later, they relocated to 45 Wimpole Street, W1, and, following huge success, expanded into 44 Wimpole Street in 2014. Constructed in 1770s, these two, interconnecting exceptional buildings are Grade II listed and offer state-of-the-art clinical facilities but with all the character associated with late eighteenth-century architecture.
The practice offers 14 surgeries, an operating room, and two consulting rooms, and provides the highest standards of patient care delivered by a world-class team of clinicians and support.
After successfully operating Dawood & Tanner for more than 30 years, Andrew and Susan engaged Christie & Co in late 2021 to assist them with finding the right choice of partner to support the next phase of the business’s growth. Both are fully committed to the long-term development of the practice and will remain in a clinical capacity for the foreseeable future.
The choice of purchaser was critical, and a confidential process was undertaken from which Dentex, an expanding UK based dental group, was chosen. A pioneer of the dental partnership model in the UK, Dentex has itself recently announced a merger of its business with Portman which is the third largest dental group in the UK.
Andrew and Susan comment, “We are delighted to be moving forward in partnership with Dentex through this next phase of our professional journey, excited to be able to focus more upon our patients, referrers, and our clinical activities.”
Oliver Snowden, Director of Partnerships & Acquisitions at Dentex, comments, “Dawood & Tanner is a practice well known for its exceptional quality, and when I first met Andrew and Susan this reputation was only enhanced further. We are delighted that they chose to partner with Dentex, and we look forward to working with them and the wider team to continue developing their exceptional practice in the years to come.”
The sale was handled by Simon Hughes and Steve Darbon at Christie & Co.
Simon Hughes, Managing Director – Medical at Christie & Co, comments, “It has been a privilege working with Susan and Andrew over the past few months to broker the sale of their amazing practice to Dentex. Over the last 30 years, they have worked tirelessly to create a unique business which is truly a centre of excellence and is admired across the dental profession. We wish them both the very best for the next exciting chapter with their new partner, Dentex.”
Legal advisors in the sale were David Meisel at Shoosmiths for the vendors, and Charles Russell Speechlys on behalf of Dentex.
The sale completed in September 2022 – terms were undisclosed.