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Travel clinic deal is just the medicine for international acquirer

25th Jul

A Sussex-based travel clinic, a one-stop shop for all travel vaccinations and health needs, has been sold in a deal advised on by EMC Corporate Finance.

Sussex Travel Clinic Limited, in Hove and Worthing, has been acquired by Vaccination UK Limited, a subsidiary of Denmark’s Danish Doctors Vaccination Service (DVDS), which was founded in 1998 in Copenhagen. It brings the number of clinics in the group to more than 40, seven of them in the UK, making it one of the largest specialists in Europe. EMC advised the Sussex Travel Clinic directors, Jane Bell and Helen Thorpe, on the sale. Jane is remaining with the company and will continue to lead it on its next, exciting phase of development.

EMC Director Michael Pay said: “It was a delight to work with Jane and Helen, alongside the team from DVDS, to facilitate the transfer of ownership.

“It is important for many owners that their legacy lives on, providing continuity for customers and staff alike, and with DVDS’s ambitious plans, this sale provides an excellent way to achieve succession to the benefit of all involved.”

Jane Bell said: “I would like to thank Michael and the team at EMC for helping us to move to the next stage of our development as part of one of Europe’s leading specialists in travel health needs. Michael’s experience in deal making, practical view and direct approach kept the deal on track. We are excited to make the move into the DVDS business, bringing benefits to both our customers and our staff.”

EMC acted as corporate finance advisers to Sussex Travel Clinic with legal advice coming from Ismail Groves of Coole Bevis LLP and accountancy advice being provided by MHA Carpenter Box. Laura Clarke of HRJ Foreman Laws acted for  Vaccination UK Limited.

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