G Square Healthcare buys majority of Dental Care Group

G Square Healthcare Private Equity LLP said April 8 that acquired a majority of Dental Care Group. Financial terms weren’t announced. Dental Care is comprised of 21 dental practices in East and South East of England.

PRESS RELEASE

G SQUARE HEALTHCARE PRIVATE EQUITY
ACQUIRES DENTAL CARE GROUP

London, 8 April 2019 – G Square Healthcare Private Equity LLP, a London-based private equity firm with an investment strategy exclusively dedicated to healthcare companies in Europe, announces the acquisition of Dental Care Group (“DCG” or “the Company”), a high-performing, clinician-led business comprised of 21 leading dental practices in East and South East of England. G Square’s investment in DCG is the first investment by G Square Capital III, the third Fund managed by G Square.

G Square has acquired a majority stake in partnership with the Founders who retain a significant shareholding and will continue to manage the company.

The Company provides a range of both NHS and private dental services, delivering the highest quality care at affordable prices, evidenced by remarkable patient feedback. DCG prides itself on having strong ethos of world class training, resulting in industry-leading recruitment and delivery rates.

Sanjay Shah, Co-Founder & CEO of Dental Care Group, comments: “G Square as an investor was the perfect fit for DCG. It is unique to find a private equity firm that is purely healthcare focused. We were extremely impressed by their in depth understanding of high-quality patient care being paramount to the success of the business. This creates true alignment to our vision and naturally G Square were the perfect partner.”

Oliver Hoenich, Investment Director at G Square, adds: “We are impressed by the tremendous achievement so far by the clinically led Management team of Dental Care Group and are determined to help them pursue their ambitious buy & build strategy. DCG is G Square’s 4th investment in the Dental Sector: we have implemented dental buy & build strategies in Switzerland, The Netherlands and France prior to acquiring DCG. We believe that DCG’s Management passion for delivering the best quality dental care as well as focus on the customer experience and dentist training makes them a highly valuable partner not only for the NHS, but also for private customers and for dentists joining the Group.”

The Board of Directors will be Chaired by Ted Smith, Operating Partner of G Square; Laurent Ganem, Founder and CEO of G Square and Oliver Hoenich, Investment Director of G Square will also join the Board alongside Sanjay Shah, CEO of DCG and Parish Vaid, co-Founder of DCG.