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Supporting your health and care business strategy is our priority. Our specialist health and care team can provide you with a full range of advisory services across accounts, tax and corporate finance.

As a business in the healthcare industry, the development of your business requires tailored accountancy advice, and we have over 25 years’ specialist sector experience for you to benefit from. 

Understanding you

We act for care providers, including individual care home owners, corporate groups, not-for-profit organisations and private equity investors. 

Hazlewoods Healthcare Corporate Finance Lead Advisory and Transaction Services teams have continued to see an increase in deal volumes in 2017.

During the year, the team advised on 60 completed transactions valued at £408 million, representing an increase of 57% over 2016. Deal flow remained high in 2017 despite the pressures and potential implications of back dated sleep-in payments, and the ongoing uncertainty on medium to long-term recruitment, as we still wait to see the shape of the agreement negotiated in leaving the EU. 

How can we help you?

If you are looking for support in the healthcare sector, our team have unrivalled experience and can provide you with sales, acquisition, accounting, due diligence and tax advice across the following: 

  • Residential and nursing homes for the elderly
  • Learning disability/challenging behaviour
  • Specialist needs education colleges
  • Assisted living/close care/extra care
  • Drug, alcohol and eating disorders independent hospitals
  • Domiciliary care
  • Supported living
  • Childrens’ services
  • Secure units
  • Foster care agencies
  • Primary healthcare

Making a difference

By working with us, you will be working with health and care accountants who:

  • have over 25 years' experience in the sector.
  • are ranked the number one corporate finance adviser in sub £50m health and care transactions*, for the twelfth year running.
  • support a number of regional care associations.
  • are recognised as consistently providing high quality, innovative advice to operators in the sector.

*source – http://www.experian.co.uk/marketiq/ - Number of healthcare transactions in the UK from January 2000 to December 2018”.

Helping you achieve your goals


For clients wishing to expand or exit their business, we are able to offer a comprehensive service, which includes:



Care Workers Charity

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    We had no experience of selling a business and had already spoken to another agent before Hazlewoods were recommended to us. We never looked back. John Lucas felt we could achieve a significantly higher value than previously suggested by others and he was proved correct. The quality of the purchaser was also important to us and Hazlewoods did not disappoint. His team helped us through the process and we achieved a much better result than we could have anticipated. We cannot recommend them highly enough.

    Neil Davis and Clair Leonard
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    John Lucas and the team at Hazlewoods showed commitment and commerciality throughout the process. They had a clear understanding of our short and long term objectives, which enabled them to successfully arrange appropriate financing and structure the transaction in line with our requirements.

    Mr Dave Giles
    Abbey Business Equipment Limited
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    Hazlewoods gave me an organised, efficient and professional service when I was selling my business. John and his team have extensive knowledge of the healthcare sector, which gave me the sense of reassurance that I needed to reach the difficult decision to go ahead and sell my business. They offered support and advice regarding the sale of the business from start to completion.

    Ms Dawn Field
    Chosen Care Limited
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    As a social work professional, when it came to selling my foster care agency I was concerned about the financial process and implications of selling a business. John & the team at Hazlewoods were able to guide me through the process in a clear and simple manner, which allowed me to focus on choosing the buyer which most closely matched our own values.

    Mrs Kate Davies
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    I approached a few companies with knowledge of the care sector, but it was only after speaking with John Lucas at Hazlewoods that I felt really comfortable about taking the next step towards my retirement. A phone call swiftly led to a meeting with John and a reassuring conversation made me feel that John really understood Supported Living and the type of service that I had been so passionate about.

    Ms Katherine Aucott
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    Hazlewoods demonstrated a deep knowledge of the sector and were able to quickly identify and introduce us to Prime Care Community Services - an ideal opportunity that closely matched our acquisition criteria. Throughout the transaction Hazlewoods provided first rate advisory support and tax advice that was crucial to the successful completion of the transaction.

    Mr Robert Greene
    Assistant Director of Commercial Finance and Acquisitions
    Circle Care & Support
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