• Founded in 1999, Inflexion Private Equity Partners (Inflexion), is a UK-based mid-market private equity firm
  • A family owned and run practice since 1980, Village Vets is Ireland’s largest independent first opinion veterinary group, focusing solely on small animals
  • Led by CEO, Charles Cosgrave, Village Vets operates 19 practices across the Greater Dublin Area, supported by central functions and internal clinical specialists


  • DC Advisory was appointed by Inflexion as exclusive financial advisor in September 2023 to provide buy-side M&A services to support Inflexion’s investment in Village Vets
  • Working closely with Inflexion and their other advisors, DC Advisory provided valuation support, strategic and sector insight as well as a detailed exit review


  • On 5 January 2024, Inflexion's investment in Village Vets was completed 
  • Inflexion’s investment aims to enable Village Vets to continue its track record of growth, and further accelerate its strategic expansion through M&A and greenfield developments. The incumbent management team will remain in place to drive the business into its next phase of growth
  • The transaction further enhances DC Advisory’s track record in the multisite Healthcare space


“Inflexion is very happy to have worked with DC Advisory on this transaction. Their sector knowledge, technical input, commitment and hard work allowed us to efficiently execute a complex transaction. We thank DC Advisory for their efforts and look forward to working with them in future.”

Mark Williams
Partner, Inflexion

“We are very pleased to have completed another transaction in veterinary services and are delighted to have advised Inflexion. Village Vets is an exceptional business with strong momentum, and the investment from Inflexion gives Village Vets a great partner to achieve its tremendous growth potential. This transaction again underlines our strong track record in the multisite healthcare space”

James Pople
Managing Director, DC Advisory

“It was a pleasure to have advised Inflexion on its investment into Village Vets. They are a leader in the Irish veterinary services space, and we are confident the business will continue its exciting growth story with Inflexion as its new partner.”

Amish Bakhai
Managing Director, DC Advisory