ProPractices news – Sale of high profile Welsh dental implant business to BUPA Dental

Smiles Better Dental Partnership has been acquired for an undisclosed sum by BUPA Dental. Smiles Better is a high profile and leading dental and implant practice based in Abergavenny. Headed up by the renowned Dental Implant expert Nigel Jones, he established the practice over 25 years ago along with his partners David Latcham and Martin Kenyon. Over that period of time they have grown an impressive private practice undertaking both general dentistry as well as Implant referrals working with a network of close to 100 dental practitioners throughout Wales and the West

Said Nigel Jones, of Smiles Better Partnership

“We felt it was th right time to move onto the next chapter for Smiles Better with the support and investment of BUPA Dental. Along with my partners Martin and David and our excellent team led by Jill we look forward to continuing to provide our patients as well as our referral partners with outstanding clinical care and service. It has been a seamless process and I am particularly grateful to the leadership team at BUPA Dental and our advisor Hywel Loveluck of ProPractices who have managed the transaction process on our behalf.”

BUPA Dental was founded in 2016 when BUPA acquired Oasis Dental Care. BUPA Dental now comprises  of 350 dental practices and 2500 dental professional across the UK providing a range of Dental services in both the private and NHS context.

The parties to the transaction were introduced by ProPractices Advisory Ltd, who managed the process on behalf of the vendor and Nick Moore, Regional Acquisitions Manager at BUPA Dental.

Hywel Loveluck, a Director of ProPractices commented that

“ProPractices were delighted to be able to assist Nigel, David and Martin on their plans for Smiles Better and to introduce, BUPA Dental. It was quickly clear to us that the two businesses were a logical fit.”

The legal advisors on behalf of the vendors were Jon Lawley, Madeleine Chapman and Damien Cann of Acuity Law. Jonathan Tyson and Brendon Whalley of Knights PLC acted on behalf of BUPA Dental.