Riverside invests in North American Dental Group

The Riverside Company has acquired a minority stake in North American Dental Group, a dental services provider. No financial terms were disclosed for the transaction in which ABRY Partners was the major backer. Jones Day advised Riverside on the deal.


The Riverside Company has made a minority investment in North American Dental Group (NADG), a provider of comprehensive dental services with 70 clinics in Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania. ABRY Partners is the majority investor in the transaction.

Driven by its unsurpassed service and care delivered to patients and comprehensive practice support provided to dentists, NADG has grown rapidly since its establishment in the Youngstown, Ohio area in 2010.

“NADG is an exemplary dental service organization that has made a true commitment to quality of care,” said Riverside Partner Hal Greenberg. “The dental practice management industry continues to grow rapidly as both dentists and patients see the inherent value and convenience of the model, and we are excited to partner with a true leader in the space.”

Riverside plans to work with ABRY and NADG’s strong management team to help the company continue to grow, particularly through strategic acquisitions of additional dental practices. Other growth opportunities at NADG include de novo clinic launches and service expansions at existing locations.

“We are excited to partner with Riverside in this investment,” said ABRY Partner John Hunt. “We have had a great, longstanding relationship with the Riverside team that made this investment and view them as a value-added partner.”

Working with Greenberg on the deal for Riverside were Principal Jeffrey Gordon and Vice President Jay Reynolds.

Riverside was advised by Jones Day.

About The Riverside Company
The Riverside Company is a global private equity firm focused on acquiring and investing in growing businesses valued at up to $300. Since its founding in 1988, Riverside has invested in more than 390 transactions. The firm’s international portfolio includes more than 80 companies.