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Top 10 reasons for an up-to-date dental practice valuation

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TOP 10 REASONS WHY - Every practice owner should have an up-to-date annual practice valuation

Most practice owners tend to value their practice only when they are ready to make a change, which could be selling or refinancing the business, buying another practice of similar. Really savvy business owners value their practice(s) regularly, as this allows them to make more informed decisions about their (usually) most valuable asset and take action to improve its value.


  1. INCREASE PRACTICE VALUE – Measure your performance against other similar dental practice and identify opportunities to increase profitability and value of your dental practice.


  1. EMERGENCY EXIT STRATEGY – Protect the equity in your practice for your family, should the unexpected happen. It can make the difference between selling your practice and having it become unsaleable.


  1. FUTURE PLANNING – Develop a plan of action 5 to 10 years before you plan to retire or sell.


  1. ADDITIONAL PRACTICE ACQUISITION FINANCING – Many lenders require this to support a purchaser’s loan request and enable your ability to expand your ownership portfolio.


  1. ASSOCIATE/PARTNER ADDITION – To attract the best candidates who have a vested interest in eventual ownership. Need to determine the buy-in price and proof that the buy-in price is realistic for candidates.


  1. TAX PLANNING – Allows you to make the right choices for your business based on the budget driven changes and HMRC policy adjustments used to determine tax allocations.


  1. INSURANCE FUNDING – To ensure adequate insurance coverage.


  1. ESTATE AND FINANCIAL PLANNING – A critical part of wealth planning as well as thinking about funding your retirement.


  1. PRACTICE SALE/SET ASKING PRICE – An assessment of what your practice is worth in the current market will help you set a realistic asking price.


  1. PRACTICE MERGER VALUE – Be ready to decide or instigate a merger, so you are ahead of the game.



If the above resonates with you, MediEstates have been valuing practices for over a decade and the information from each transaction is part of the data used to value future transactions. As the largest dental practice broker in the UK market, we have our finger on the pulse to ensure you benefit from this experience.

For an up-to-date evidence-based valuation please contact the MediEstates team on 01332 609318, contact@mediestates.co.uk or visit www.mediestates.co.uk

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  1. Definitions
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    3. any information which is in its entirety already in the public domain.
  4. Duties of Prospective Purchaser
    1. The Prospective Purchaser shall take such a reasonable security measures to protect the Confidential Information and trade secrets.
    2. The Prospective Purchaser shall not, without the prior written consent of the Vendor, permit any of the Confidential Information:
      1. to be disclosed, other than in confidence to its legal or professional advisors;
      2. to be copied or reproduced;
      3. to be commercially exploited in any way;
      4. to be used for any purpose other than in connection with the prospective purchase of the Business;
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    3. The Prospective Purchaser agrees to keep a record of Confidential Information received.
    4. The Prospective Purchaser will return to MediEstates or the Vendor all documents containing Confidential Information and all copies of those documents on demand at any time which are in its possession or under its control, and for this purpose the term “documents” includes computer discs and all other materials capable of storing data and information. The Prospective Purchaser agrees that such documents remain the property of the MediEstates on behalf of the Vendor.
    5. The Prospective Purchaser must not jeopardise or re-direct the sale under any circumstances.
    6. The Prospective Purchaser must not contact the Local Area Team or CCG regarding any practice sale, by any means of media unless written permission is granted from the Vendor.
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  6. Duties of Prospective Purchaser
    When buying Dental practices, finance is normally needed. Our organisation operated over more than one of the MediHoldings brand, by completing this from you agree that the information can be shared to our other organisations to avoid the need to register independently and provide the best possible service.

    MediEstates will refer you to the specialist dental lending team and MediFinancial who will contact the necessary banks, whom have preferential healthcare lending rates in some cases, to ascertain which funding is available to you.
    By signing this agreement you do not have to use any of the banks MediFinancial contact, it is just another service which we provide.
  7. Deposit for Dental Practice
    If you are interested in putting forward a formal offer in for a practice, once the offer is accepted there will be a deposit required to secure the practice sale which is dependant of the practice size. This deposit is held in a client account and will be returned to the buyer on completion of the practice sale. You the buyer, will be required to sign a deposit schedule which will cover the buyer and the seller in the event that the practice sale does not proceed.
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