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13 December 2017 | Firm News | Article by Greg Williams

Hugh James advises Wales’ largest independent pharmacy group on its latest acquisition

Hugh James has advised Sheppards Pharmacy, the largest independent pharmacy group in Wales, on its acquisition of Emersons pharmacy.

This deal will add to Sheppards’ business taking them to 33 branches in total, serving a large community in South Wales.

The team, led by Partner Greg Williams, acted for Sheppards on the purchase of shares in Andoj limited the company operating Emersons Pharmacy and advised on the share purchase agreement and property purchase and related employment issues on the purchase.

John Sheppard, Financial director at Sheppards said:

“We are pleased with the new branch, which further strengthens our presence in South Wales. Greg obviously has a lot of experience in this sector and he and his colleagues at Hugh James provided a seamless service to ensure that the transaction went smoothly.”

Greg commented:

“We are delighted to have acted for Sheppards on its latest acquisition. It’s clear that despite some challenges for the pharmacy sector, quality providers such as Sheppards, which offers a first class service, is still going from strength to strength. There was significant interest in this pharmacy which proves that the funding cuts being faced in England aren’t reflective of the welsh market; there continues to be a very high demand for pharmacies in Wales.”

Author bio

Greg Williams


Greg is a partner within the corporate and commercial team. He has a wealth of experience advising on a wide range of corporate transactions with a focus on domestic and international M&A, advising investor and investee companies on private equity investments, particularly in the life science sector. Greg’s clients include Development Bank of Wales, Creo Medical and FP Hurley. He has acted as the lead on a number of standout corporate transactions including Voltcom on its reorganisation and multimillion pound investment by Beechbrook Capital and sale of Amber Engineering of Biffa Plc.

Greg also leads the dedicated healthcare team. He is highly regarded within this sector as has a wealth of experience acting for the healthcare and the life sciences businesses.

Disclaimer: The information on the Hugh James website is for general information only and reflects the position at the date of publication. It does not constitute legal advice and should not be treated as such. If you would like to ensure the commentary reflects current legislation, case law or best practice, please contact the blog author.


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