Gordon Vets

  • Date of Transaction: Nov 2019
  • Acquirer: Independent Vetcare
  • Service: M&A
  • Sector: Healthcare

"We're delighted to have used AHCF to advise us on this transaction. Gordon and his team were extremely professional and immensely helpful at guiding us through the process and securing a successful deal with IVC." - David Gordon, CEO Gordon Vets

Alpha Helix Corporate Finance “AHCF” were approached in June 2019 to the run the sale process of Gordon Vets Limited, a family business run by David Gordon with 8 full-time and 4 part-time vets practicing across 3 sites in Central Scotland. Gordon Vets main surgery is located in Musselburgh with branches in Bonnyrigg and Penicuik.

AHCF commenced a competitive auction process on the 30th July 2019 and approached the four main corporate consolidators in the market with Independent Vetcare Ltd “IVC”, a portfolio company of EQT, being the successful bidder. IVC is the UK and Europe’s leading veterinary care provider formed in 2011 with over 1,000 clinics spread across ten countries, employing over 13,000 people.

AHCF acted as the exclusive financial adviser to the shareholders of Gordon Vets Limited. The transaction completed on 15th November 2019 and terms of the transactions are not to be disclosed.

Gordon Hamilton, Managing Director and Founder of AHCF, commented, “We are delighted to have advised David on the sale of his business to IVC. The sale represents a great outcome for the business and sees the team transition to a supportive long-term partner that will keep the values and culture of the business.”