Courtyard Dental Practice in Essex sold to Dentex
Established in 2007 as a single-surgery squat practice, Courtyard Dental Practice has developed into a high-end, five-surgery practice spread across three floors. The business employs five dentists and five hygienists who provide comprehensive dental care including general and preventive dentistry, aesthetic dentistry, implants, Invisalign and facial aesthetics.
The practice is located in the heart of Saffron Walden, a picturesque medieval town in Essex near the Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire borders. Courtyard Dental Practice sits in a stunning listed building which overlooks the common with lovely views. The building was originally a Victorian boys’ school and has since been converted into commercial premises.
Previously owned by its founder, Dr Carla Jones, the practice was brought to market with the idea that she would remain post-completion. It has been purchased by leading dental group, Dentex.
Dr Jones comments, “I’m really excited about becoming part of Dentex and how it will help us continue to grow and develop as a practice. The whole team is on board and looking forward to a bright future together.”
Speaking on behalf of Dentex, director of partnership and acquisitions, Ollie Snowden, comments, “We are absolutely delighted Carla decided to partner with Dentex. She and her team have established a fantastic practice over the last 14 years, and we can’t wait to start working with her to build on Courtyard Dental’s exceptional reputation. This acquisition is also rather special for us as it marks the 100th practice to partner with Dentex. Our growth as the corporate dental group of choice has been incredible and we look forward to growing further in the future. Thank you to all involved in helping deliver this deal and welcome Carla and the team at Courtyard Dental.”
Tom Morley, senior business agent at Christie & Co who handled the sale, comments, “It was an absolute pleasure to act on behalf of Carla in relation to her sale to Dentex. This partnership between them promising to be successful for both parties. This is further proof that quality private dental practices are highly sought after by the corporate acquisitors and is a further key acquisition in Essex for Dentex. The Courtyard demonstrates that the market continues to be buoyant for practices in Saffron Walden and the surrounding areas.”
Courtyard Dental Practice was sold for an undisclosed price.