Southview Dental Care in Kent sold to Dentex

Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co, has announced the sale of Southview Dental Care in Edenbridge, Kent, to nationwide practice operator, Dentex.

Established over 50 years ago, Southview Dental Practice is a reputable, five-surgery mixed income dental practice. To meet rising patient demand for private dental services through the years, the team has adapted the practice offering, from small cosmetic treatments through to whole smile makeovers, whilst maintaining an ongoing focus on preventive care, including hygiene services.

Ransley Morenas, Southview’s former owner and Principal, has been providing dental services at the practice for over 17 years and decided the time was right to pass on the administrative responsibilities of practice ownership to focus on his clinical work and patients. Ransley is also keen to assist in the future growth of the practice and in partnership with the new owners.

The business has now been purchased by the highly acquisitive national dental group, Dentex, taking its portfolio to 99 predominantly private-led practices.

Ransley Morenas comments, “Deciding to sell the practice was a significant personal decision and sourcing the right future partner for the patients, the staff and clinicians, was of the utmost importance to me. I very much look forward to the next phase in my career and to the continued growth and development of the practice, in partnership with Dentex.”

Director of Partnership and Acquisitions at Dentex, Oliver Snowden, comments, “So delighted to have Ransley and his team partner with Dentex. I’ve known him for a few years now and I’m convinced he will thrive in our collaborative approach. The team at Southview Dental Care are passionate about preventative and cosmetic dentistry, offering a range of innovative treatments to keep their patients smiling. We can’t wait to work with them. This marks the 99th practice to join our community so there are some exciting milestones still to come.”

Steve Darbon, Director at Christie & Co who handled the sale, comments, “The sale of Southview Dental Care further highlights the ongoing demand for quality dental opportunities in the market across Greater London and the South East, which are delivering sustainable dental services in both the private and NHS segments more generally.

“It was an absolute pleasure working with Ransley on the sale of Southview Dental Care, and I wish him all the very best in the next chapter of his dental career. I would also like to congratulate Dentex on its latest acquisition and have no doubt that the future partnership will prove to be extremely successful for both.”

Southview Dental Care was sold for an undisclosed price.

Christie & Co

About Christie & Co

Head of Valuation – Medical Chris joined Christie & Co in 2008 and was appointed Director in 2010. Chris has overall responsibility for valuation work undertaken across our medical business with particular expertise in the GP, pharmacy and dental sectors. With a client base of leading corporate and independent operators together with key banks and lending institutions, Chris has been integrally involved in all of Christie & Co’s major medical advisory instructions since joining the business and is frequently invited to speak at industry events and conferences. Chris also attained his FRICS status in 2016 emphasising his expertise within the sector and industry.