Smile Brands Files for $143 Million IPO

Smile Brands Group Inc., a Santa Ana, Calif.-based provider of support services to dental groups in the U.S., has filed for a $143.75 million IPO. It plans to trade on the NYSE, with Credit Suisse and Jefferies & Co. serving as co-lead underwriters.

The company reports around $341 million in revenue for the first nine months of 2009, compared to $333 million during the same period in 2008.

Private equity firm Freeman Spogli & Co. holds a 77.3% pre-IPO ownership position. Other shareholders include CalSTRS (9.8%), Gryphon Investors (6.5%) and ASF Co-Investment Partners (6.5%).