Irwin Mitchell Advises On Latest Deal For Family Run Healthcare Provider
Corporate lawyers at Irwin Mitchell in Birmingham have advised fast-growing Redditch-based Knights Pharmacy on the acquisition of the Cecil Jones Pharmacy Group.
Established in 1955, Cecil Jones is a family owned independent pharmacy business comprising of four pharmacies across South Wales.
Knights is continuing to grow its business via acquisition and last year bought Pearn’s Pharmacies Limited. Following this latest deal, it now operates 98 community pharmacies across England and Wales.
Nick Dawson, Tom Wisniewski and Aidan Clucas from Irwin Mitchell’s Corporate team led on the deal. They were supported by Gurpreet Hayer (property) along with Akhil Sharma, Daniel Campbell and Shanice Begum from the Banking & Finance team.
Expert Opinion“The Irwin Mitchell team has worked with Knights for many years and we are delighted to advise them on this latest deal as the business continues to build its presence.
“Knights has almost 100 pharmacies in the group and this is another important milestone for its ambitious growth plans for the future. The business prides itself on serving the local community and following its values as a family run firm, ensuring all customers are treated as individuals and receive the highest level of service. Cecil Jones provides a great cultural fit as it shares these values and I have no doubt they will be a great addition to the group.”
Tom Wisniewski - Associate Solicitor
Anand Sodha, director at Knights, said:
“Cecil Jones is another family run group of pharmacies made up of teams that have patient care at their centre just like Knights. After getting to know the business and having met our new colleagues, it’s clear they will fit in well with the rest of the Knights family. As ever Irwin Mitchell were a great support throughout the process on commercial, banking, and property fronts.”