Award-winning Edinburgh practice sold￼
Dentex buys Meadowbank Dental
With an even mix of NHS and private income, Meadowbank Dental Practice comprises eight surgeries and sits in a converted Grade 3 listed building in an area of the capital which is seeing continued growth and investment, including the development of thousands of new homes as part of various city regeneration projects.
The practice has been owned by Dr Martin and Dr Humsha Rice since 2006. The award-winning practice was recognised by a motion in the Scottish Parliament citing its involvement in health improvement in Edinburgh.
After a confidential sale process and multiple offers received, Meadowbank has sold to Dentex, one of the largest dental corporates in the UK.
Martin commented: “We started the practice in 2006 after taking on the premises which had previously been an antique shop and fireplace showroom. It was an amazing property in the right location. The east end of Edinburgh is a thriving multicultural location and was exactly where we wanted to put down roots and establish our own practice. It grew from two surgeries to eight surgeries over the course of 15 years, with the help of our amazing team.
“We feel so lucky to have become an integral part of the local area and to have been able to provide such an essential service to a diverse community. We realised that, as the practice had grown, so had the administrative burden, and that a practice like ours needed the support of a bigger organisation to continue to thrive. We are delighted to have found a partner that we know is the correct fit for Meadowbank Dental Practice and are excited about developing our team and the services we provide further.”
Chris Lekkas, Partnership & Acquisition Manager at Dentex, said: “We are so pleased to be partnering with Martin, Humsha and the team at Meadowbank Dental Practice. The practice has an exceptional reputation, is situated in an extremely desirable location, and the highly skilled team offer a wide range of treatments for all patients, both NHS and private.
“Our fifth partnership in Scotland and the first in Edinburgh, Meadowbank Dental Practice is the one-hundred-and-tenth practice to join Dentex. We are very excited to have the team on board and look forward to working with them to continue their success and growth. Thank you to everyone involved in helping deliver this deal.”
Paul Graham, Head of Dental at Christie & Co, who handled the sale, added: “I worked with Martin and Humsha over a number of years before they decided to bring the practice to the market, so it was fantastic to be part of this high-profile sale. The sale process was competitive and was not hindered in any way by the pandemic which is both a testament to the brilliance of the practice and the incredibly strong appetite from buyers in the market.”