Nordic Capital forms a leading European dental clinic platform
February 19 2018
Funds advised by Nordic Capital (“Nordic Capital”) today announced the formation of a leading European dental clinic group, comprising the acquisition of three fast-growing and quality focused dental clinic chains in the Netherlands, Switzerland and Germany, as well as an innovative dental technology and laboratory company with a strong base in the German market (the “Group”).
As part of the transactions, Nordic Capital has signed agreements to acquire Top Mondzorg BV, the owner of Dental Clinics Nederland and TopOrtho (“Dental Clinics”) with a combined 88 clinics in the Netherlands and Adent Cliniques Dentaires Groupe SA (“Adent”) with 22 clinics in Switzerland. Nordic Capital acquired Adent and Dental Clinics from Oaktree Capital Management. In addition, Nordic Capital has agreed to acquire DPH Dental Partner Holding GmbH, Germany’s largest dental laboratory operator and SFE Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH, the owner of Zahnstation, the Cologne-based dental clinic chain with 6 locations.
Nordic Capital intends to continue the investment into the Group’s leading quality standards, best-in-class operating model and strong local brands, which are recognised for the best clinical environments, leading edge technology and highly trained staff by patients and dentists alike. With its scale and expanding presence in the most attractive European dental care markets, the Group will be at the forefront of innovation, remaining focused on providing the best dental care for its patients.
“Through these acquisitions Nordic Capital will establish a leader in the European dental services markets with best in class operational capabilities and a strong track record of organic and acquisitive growth. The European dental care markets remain very fragmented and there is significant potential to continue to actively drive consolidation. We aim to draw on Nordic Capital's extensive experience from ownership of high quality and rapidly expanding healthcare clinic chains, including the leading European veterinary care provider AniCura, to capitalise on this growth opportunity. We look forward to working together with management to continue to grow the Group in its existing markets in the Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany, and beyond" says Jonas Agnblad, Partner, Advisor to the Nordic Capital Funds.
Nordic Capital is a leading healthcare investor with a 25-year track record of building high quality, sustainable healthcare businesses in Europe and the US.
The transactions are subject to customary regulatory approvals.
Katarina Janerud, Communications Manager
Advisor to the Nordic Capital Funds
Tel: +46 8 440 50 50
About Dental Clinics
Dental Clinics is an innovative, leading dental care provider in the Netherlands with 88 dental and orthodontic clinics operating under the Dental Clinics and TopOrtho brands. The modern clinics offer a full range of general and specialist dental treatments and serve more than 500,000 patients annually. The Company was founded in 2007 and has subsequently expanded through organic growth and a successful clinic acquisition strategy. Dental Clinics’ patient-oriented operating model is underpinned by strong focus on team work, relentless quality management and an efficient organisation. The Company is focused on offering high quality dental care in a modern and safe environment.
Adent is a quality focused dental chain with 22 large clinics in Switzerland, and the only Swiss dental care provider operating across the French and German speaking regions of the country. The Company was founded in 1997 when the first clinic was opened in Ecublens, and has subsequently expanded through clinic acquisitions and the opening of new sites. Adent’s clinics offer a full range of general and specialist dental treatments, and operate extended opening hours in accessible locations to ensure best service and quality of care for its patients.
About Dental Partner Holding
Dental Partner Holding is a leading European provider of high technology dental laboratory services, operating a country-wide network of 35 laboratories in Germany under the Flemming Dental brand together with 3 locations in Norway under the Artinorway brand. Founded in 1998, the Company is headquartered in Hamburg with a technology centre in Leipzig for the modern, digitally enabled manufacturing of dental prostheses. The Company’s operations are based on the highest quality standards, comprehensive local services to dentists and efficient centralised manufacturing using the latest digital technologies.
Zahnstation is a fast-growing dental chain in Germany, currently operating a network of 6 dental clinics in the Cologne area. Zahnstation’s clinics offer a range of general and specialist dental treatments, with a focus on high quality care and patient convenience through extended opening hours and accessible locations.
About Nordic Capital
Nordic Capital is a leading private equity investor in the Nordic region with a resolute commitment to creating stronger, sustainable businesses through operational improvement and transformative growth. Nordic Capital focuses on selected regions and sectors where it has deep experience and a proven track record. Core sectors are Healthcare, Technology & Payments, Financial Services, Industrial Goods & Services and Consumer & Retail, and key regions are the Nordics, Northern Europe, and globally for Healthcare. Since inception in 1989, Nordic Capital has invested EUR 11 billion through eight funds. The Nordic Capital Funds are based in Jersey and are advised by advisory entities, which are based in Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Germany and the UK. For further information about Nordic Capital, please visit www.nordiccapital.com