International legal practice Osborne Clarke has advised Vimian Group on the acquisition of Freelance Surgical, one of the leading providers of veterinary surgical products in the United Kingdom. Freelance Surgical has 17 employees and revenues of around GBP 6 million on an annual basis.

Founded in 1987, Freelance Surgical is a family-owned business based in Bristol, UK, that distributes and markets high-quality surgical products for the British veterinary market. The company serves 1,500 veterinary clinics across the UK with orthopaedic implants as well as other surgical products. In addition to distribution of surgical products, Freelance Surgical offers trainings for veterinarians in a newly built facility in Bristol.

The Osborne Clarke team was led by Partner Pippa Byrne and Associate Director William Nicolson with support from Associate Harshna Patel and Trainee Solicitor Mirshad Ahani in the Corporate team. Senior Associate Bridget Baillie (Tax), Senior Associate Lara Flynn (Employment) and Partner David North (Real Estate) also advised.

The vendors were advised by Cook Corporate Solicitors.

Osborne Clarke’s Corporate team is considered a go-to practice for many companies in the life sciences and healthcare sector, working with global businesses to fast-growth start-ups and market challengers. The team advises at every stage of company development across all corporate issues, from equity and debt fundraisings to M&A, IPOs and JVs.

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