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How to sell a care home

Care homes operate in an environment of high regulation, and with deepening debt levels and lack of funding across this sector, it can be difficult to survive. If you’re considering selling your care home or nursing home business, it’s vital to prepare well in advance.

You’ll need to address the inherent challenges of operating in this sector so you can achieve your financial goals and ensure a smoother process. So what issues might you face prior to selling your residential care home?

Staff retention problems

A generally high turnover of staff within the sector means care home businesses incur significant recruitment costs, with overall employment costs also being a high percentage of total business expenses. Retaining qualified nurses in nursing homes is another key issue given the ratio of nurses to residents required in this setting. 

High capital costs and debt levels

Care homes and nursing homes must operate with specific equipment to care for their residents in properties that are ‘fit for purpose.’ This requires considerable investment and incurs high running and maintenance costs, with resulting debt levels and operational expenses a significant financial burden for many care homes businesses.  

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The decline in local government funding has made it difficult for care home owners to grow their businesses. It’s also a challenging operating environment when you’re legally obliged to provide the necessary level of care for residents when funds are limited.

Do you want to place your care home business for sale?

If you’re thinking of selling your residential care home it’s important to plan well ahead so you can address inherent issues that could potentially decrease its value. Updating technology, improving working processes, and ensuring you meet all regulatory requirements will enhance your offering, and help to achieve a higher price.

Initially, you should articulate clearly why you’re placing your care home or nursing home for sale, as this is typically one of the first questions prospective buyers ask. Maybe you’re retiring, or you’ve built up the business and simply feel it’s time to reap the rewards of your investment.

Value my Care Home business

We have a proven track record of selling care homes, residential homes and specialist nursing homes, so we understand the possible areas of concern when selling your care home, such as discreet marketing, associated consequences to clientele and the process of ownership transfer. To sell your business at a fair market value price, valuing your care home business is vital and should be carried out in the first instance. We offer a care home business valuation service to calculate the worth of your business and true business value.                                            

How to value a Care Home business

At Selling My Business, we have an in-house, valuation team who are highly experienced in the trade of business transfer and company valuations. The SMB has over 100 years’ collective experience so we’re more than confident that we can source a buyer for your business and answer – how much is my care home business worth? We require 3 years’ of historic/recent accounts to begin the valuation process of your business and our team will support you through each stage of the process, providing unmatched customer service.

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"The advisors were well versed in the challenges faced by my sector and provided support throughout every stage, from initial marketing, reaching interested buyers to successful completion."

Clare – Retirement Care Home, Derby

Valuing residential care homes for sale

The valuation of elderly care homes relies on various factors, including but not limited to:

  • Location
  • Whether the property is freehold or leasehold
  • Accurate valuations of specialist equipment, fixtures and fittings
  • The scope for extending the property to provide greater capacity
  • Financial performance
  • Staff qualifications
  • Whether it’s a ‘forced sale’

Other factors to consider when selling your care home business

Provision of information and associated confidentiality

A sales memorandum provides the initial information about your business to interested parties, and confidentiality is key when this is distributed. A non-disclosure agreement should be signed before the information is released - this protects your business from unscrupulous rivals, or other parties seeking to adversely influence the business sale.

Buyer due diligence

When a retirement home business is for sale, potential purchasers with serious interest will take due diligence measures to ensure the information you’ve provided is accurate, so it’s important to present reliable figures that stand up to scrutiny.

Seeking expert help

Selling a care home business is a complex affair, but professional assistance can smooth the process and help you avoid costly mistakes. Selling My Business specialises in helping business owners achieve their goals, and boasts more than £500m worth of successful completions in the last 10 years.

We can help you at every stage of your care home or nursing home sale, providing professional support in drafting and producing legal documents, negotiating with prospective buyers on your behalf, and ensuring you’re fully aware of the implications of any warranties or indemnities demanded by the buyer. Please call one of our partner-led team to arrange a free consultation.

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