Buying or selling a care home

Specialist care & nursing homes acquisitions & disposals accountants

Hawsons has a dedicated team of experienced Healthcare Care Home Corporate Finance specialists who provide the full range of independent deal advisory and transaction support services to care & nursing homes.

What does the next 12 months hold?

With a growing number of smaller home owners thinking of exiting the sector, new entrants continuing to show interest, improved willingness for banks to lend and an attractive tax regime, we expect the next year to involve an increasing number of acquisitions and disposals, both nationally and locally. If you have been waiting for a healthy environment to sell your care home or enter the sector, then the next 12 months may be a great opportunity for you to make that move.

The care sector is also set to become a gradually more competitive and uncertain environment, as the new entrants challenge the status quo. It is therefore crucial that care home owners within the sector see the increased compliance and growing emphasis on financial sustainability as an opportunity to highlight key areas where their home can improve and, critically, implement new policies and procedures to work towards a stronger, sustainable financial future.

Whether you’re thinking of buying a home, selling a home or raising finance, Hawsons can help. We are experienced deal-makers and have been helping care & nursing homes buy and sell homes for many years.

Buying a care home

Our specialist Healthcare Corporate Finance team provides practical, proactive advice throughout the process, starting from a strategic review of acquisition targets, through to post-acquisition integration.

  • Research and identification of target businesses
  • Key early-stage valuation and negotiation with the target
  • Assistance in the preparation of a business plan
  • Introduction and negotiations with funders
  • Negotiating Heads of Terms and advising on tax planning
  • Focused due diligence investigations
  • Advice on the legal documentation

Selling a care home

Our specialist Healthcare Corporate Finance team provides practical, proactive advice throughout the process, starting from a strategic review of potential purchasers, through to post-disposal completion.

  • Key early-stage valuation
  • Research and identification of potential purchasers
  • Valuable advice on preparing the business and the owners personal tax affairs for disposal
  • Assistance in preparing the Information Memorandum
  • We have specialists in managing the distribution of information to potential acquirers
  • Assistance in negotiations with the acquirers
  • Advice on legal documentation
  • Maximise the after tax disposal proceed

Raising finance

Our strength lies in our experience and our excellent relationships with banks and other finance providers. Our strong relationships and assistance in preparing a robust and accurate business plan will help make your application for finance more successful. The recent economic downturn has resulted in an increasingly stringent lending criteria, meaning that only the most robust businesses are now able to access the finance they need to help their business grow.

As part of a multi-disciplined advisory firm, we also work closely with other in-house specialists and, in particular, with our tax team on tax planning and effective structuring for each transaction. Transactions tend to have complex tax implications, so this part of our service is extremely important.

We have a long  history and highly-regarded reputation in advising clients on buying and selling their businesses. We recognise that every assignment is different and by adopting an approach tailored to the specific needs of each individual client we are able to add commercial value to your transaction. With a wealth of practical experience and technical skills we will work with you every step of the way to successfully complete the transaction.

Contact us for a free initial meeting

To find out more about how one of the leading firms of accountants in Sheffield, Doncaster and Northampton can help you, please contact one of our specialists. We believe in long-term client relationships and understand the importance of meeting to establish that you like us and we like you. This is why we offer all new clients a free initial meeting which will enable you to have a discussion about you and your business issues.

Free initial meeting

Scott Sanderson

Partner, Sheffield

Dan Wood

Partner, Doncaster

David Owens

Partner, Northampton