Equine veterinary group bought out by CVS

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 | DIVISION SALE

A Gloucestershire veterinary practice has been bought out by CVS, the largest UK player in the industry.

B&W Equine Veterinary Group, which was established in 2009 when equine practices Bushy Equine Vets and The Willesley Equine Clinic merged, is set to become part of the CVS family but will remain a separate business division.

The company is described as the largest horse-specialised veterinary practice group in the South West of the UK, with practices in Cardiff, Gloucestershire and Bristol, employing more than 100 staff.

B&W also has a cutting-edge referral hospital in Breadstone, Gloucestershire, which caters for a range of equine illnesses and is “one of the Europe’s most advanced diagnostic and surgical centres”, according to the group’s website.

CVS’s chief executive, Simon Innes, has described the move as “strategically important” for the firm, giving it a foothold in the UK equine care market. He also cited the quick growth of the division as a key motivator, with CVS keen to develop and grow B&W to reach its potential.

Innes added: “The team at B&W bring enormous expertise to the CVS Equine group, and we are thrilled to have them join us, particularly as we are growing so rapidly in our equine division.”

As the largest veterinary group in the UK, CVS maintains more than 420 practices, staffed by 1,000 vets and 1,500 nurses, across the UK. It focuses on four main areas: veterinary practices, diagnostic laboratories, pet crematoria and a burgeoning e-commerce division.

B&W’s shareholders were advised by Momentum Corporate Finance around the deal, with many anticipating good returns following CVS’s successful purchase of Highcroft Veterinary Group earlier this year.

Subscribe to Business Sale Report here.


Share this article



Latest Businesses for Sale

Pharmacy
Cambridgeshire, UK Wide

Long established community pharmacy. First time on the market in 30 years. Now occupying exemplary new purpose built accommodation. Standard hours. Offers invited.

Asking Price: Offers Invited
Turnover: £885,000

LEASEHOLD


Creative Consultancy & Interior Design Solutions
UK Wide

Works closely with clients to produce interior design solutions for educational institutions, which could be marketed to more sectors.Additionally offers an array of creative media, including videos,presentations, websites, branding and full direct m...

Asking Price: Offers Invited
Turnover: £873,000

RELOCATABLE


Health Centre Pharmacy
Devon, UK Wide

Unopposed health centre pharmacy. Semi-rural location. In receipt of Pharmacy Access Scheme payments. Offers invited.

Asking Price: Offers Invited
Turnover: £845,000

LEASEHOLD



View more businesses for sale

News Search

Latest News

 
24
 
Jan
 

Hawkin’s Bazaar enters administration | ADMINISTRATION

Norwich-based novelty toy retailer Hawkin’s Bazaar has...

 
23
 
Jan
 

MBO at Bristol-based media training firm | MBO/MBI

Mentor Media Training has been acquired by lead consultant D...

 
22
 
Jan
 

Chelmsford warehouse management firm bought by software provider | BUSINESS SALE

Chelmsford-based warehouse management solutions provider Min...

Free guide: 10 Biggest Buyer Mistakes

Sign up to receive our acquisition alert emails to get your FREE guide

Email


Want access to the latest businesses for sale?

Business Sale Report is your complete solution to finding great acquisition opportunities.

Join today to receive:

  • Comprehensive range of businesses for sale
  • Make direct contact with business sellers or their intermediaries
  • Access to all UK administrations, liquidations and winding-up petitions
  • Daily email alerts for the latest businesses for sale & distressed notifications
  • Business Sale Report publication posted to you every month
  • Advertise your acquisition requirements on our "business wanted" section

All this and much more, including the latest M&A news and exclusive resources