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September Newsletter


The Samera Chronicles – September 2017

Well the summer holidays are finally over and although they started off a little wet and wind it’s back to school and back to work for all of us.

My summer consisted of juggling work with children but also getting the Mehra campervan across Europe. Highlights included sleeping under a glacier in the Swiss Alps, camping on the Tuscan Coast, and ever faithful Cinque Terre in Italy.

But now the children are back at school we can focus back on business. We have an extremely busy run up to Christmas at Samera, with new ideas, events, team members to name just a few!!

In this newsletter, a Inheritance tax, Practice sales updates, plus details of Max’s holiday antics!

Samera Boot Camp

November 17-18 in Manchester

Our next Samera Bootcamp is in Manchester in November, please click here or call Juliette on 0203 747 3296 to find out more and book!

We have a great offer for Foundation Dentists, so please get in touch to get your space!

Samera Practice Sales Update from Max and Farisa

In our work we see many practices and always try to learn from our experiences of meeting successful principals. Over the summer we have been taking on new clients looking to sell their practices, whilst at the same time completing on a few practices too. We are constantly working on valuations and marketing practices and we have 12 practices coming to market in the first week of September alone.

Get in touch to find out more about all our practices for sale and the value of your practice and how to market your practice.

Please visit our Samera Practice Sales practice website, with all the latest practices for sale.


FAQ Practice Sales Videos

Max and Farisa have been ever so busy recording FAQ videos for buyers and sellers. They are all on our Youtube channel. For any frequently asked questions (FAQ’s) around practice sales we have a video for it !!! Please watch and share.

More and more videos are being added regularly.

Samera Accountancy + Tax Webinar

Inheritance tax – Working out how much you need

Inheritance tax (IHT) is a one-off tax paid on the value of the deceased’s estate above a set threshold – currently £325,000. The tax is set at 40% of any value over that threshold therefore it is important to plan ahead as with efficient planning to tax bill can be reduced significantly.

Please join us on Wednesday 20th September for our webinar on this subject. We will cover questions such as the below;

  • What do you need to think about for your residential property?
  • What about my dental practice – what happens to this?
  • What should I do with my cash saving and investments

Please click here to register

Update from Nigel Samera Finance

Having returned to the UK from Sunny Greece it was great to see that in my absence my support team drew down a tax facility and prepared the cases for two other deals.

Just before I left we completed on a million pound plus deal for a dental practice with one of the major lenders and we are now looking at five other practice purchases. Two are awaiting valuations and the rest are either with credit teams or in the process of being submitted.

We recently submitted and had agreed a case for a chiropractor and we are awaiting the valuation on that one as well as currently working on two day care nursery cases. All in all a busy return from holiday.

I can be contacted directly on 07715 668267.

Take a look at our blogs for further advice.


Max’s Holiday Antics

After an extraordinary vacation last Summer to the South of Tenerife , where I attended a scientific and artistic festival, we decided to head to Italy this year for our summer holiday. We flew to Roma and from there we went south towards the Amalfi coast and Sorrento with its huge lemonand fantastic views, before heading back to see my family in Umbria.

As expected our holiday was full of fun, precious family time, lots of food, sunshine and red wine and because I am driven by an immense curiosity about the world and people in general, I always try to learn something new. For example in the Pantheon in Roma, the Romans celebrated April 21 as the founding date of the city, and the impressive sight of their Emperor standing at the entrance of the Pantheon surrounded by light coming from inside the pantheon might have been seen as something that raised their emperor to the level of the gods. Extraordinary!

Something else I learnt was that my favourite wine , Brunello di Montalcino , cannot be released for sale until at least five years after the harvest.

Knowing this might not be useful , obviously , but there is a big idea here. The idea is my approach to holiday and to work and life in general ; Everyone you will ever meet knows something that you don’t. This is troubling for many of us know it-alls , but its always a lesson, a reminder to respect everyone’s knowledge and learn from them, an exercise that will help to bring out the best in you!

Our You Tube page is doing really well, we have 100 videos, offering advice and tips, and over 150 subscribers which is now growing well. Please take a look and get in contact if you have any questions.

Samera Youtube Channel

We have a very active September ahead of us, but always available. For any Dental Business advice please get in touch!



About the Author:

Arun Mehra
Arun is the founder of the Samera Group, starting the business with just one client sitting at his father’s dining table. Fifteen years on, Team Samera now service hundreds of Dental clients across the globe, by helping clients start, scale, sell and succeed in their dental businesses.