Eversheds Sutherland advises Medequip on its acquisition of Ross Care

Eversheds Sutherland has advised long-standing client Medequip, the UK’s leading provider of community equipment services, on the acquisition of Ross Care, a wheelchair services specialist, from Millbrook Healthcare Group.

The acquisition is aimed at enhancing Medequip’s scope and range of services offered nationwide, with the in-house ability to provide solutions across community equipment and now wheelchair services.

Eversheds Sutherland advised on all legal elements of the transaction. The team was led by partner Robin Skelton and principal associate Russell Naglis who were supported by partners Paul Castle (banking) and Colin Askew (tax), principal associate Charlie Markillie (competition), senior associates Gillian McKechnie (corporate), Matt Cummings (tax) and Amy Franks (banking) and associates Robyn Thompson and Danielle Gibbon (both corporate). The core team was further supported in due diligence by colleagues from our commercial contracts, data protection, intellectual property, environmental health & safety, employment, pensions, insurance and compliance teams.

The synergy between Medequip and Ross Care is already proven as both have existing partnerships in place. The two organisations have already worked together to offer combined community equipment and wheelchair service contracts for some years.

Robin Skelton, Eversheds Sutherland, said:

“We have had the pleasure of advising Medequip for many years, getting to know and fully understand their business and strategic objectives. We are thrilled to have been able to apply that knowledge in order to help them to successfully deliver this most recent transaction, enhancing the services they’re able to provide across communities. We look forward to continuing to build on our successful relationship with Medequip and supporting them on future opportunities.”

Commenting on the deal, James Ibbotson, CEO of Medequip said:

“This is a notable transaction – one that will expand our existing service portfolio to better meet the increasing needs of the communities that we already support. Eversheds Sutherland has been fantastic throughout – a trusted legal advisor that never fails to provide us with consistently high quality advice and results. We look forward to continuing our work with them.”