Dental Deals Draw PE Investors
August 23, 2012
The Riverside Company has purchased Orthodontic Design and Production as an add-on to G&H Wire, a Riverside portfolio company since December 2010. ODP manufactures orthodontic brackets, bands and buccal tubes, so the company complements G&H in terms of products. G&H manufactures and supplies orthodontic products.
Manufacturer of orthodontic brackets, bands and buccal tubes
Since the beginning of 2007, private equity investors have invested in 73 U.S. dental-related companies in the Healthcare industry, according to the PitchBook Platform. With 11 such deals completed so far this year, 2012 is closing in on last year's final count of 13. Almost half (44%) of the investments since 2007 involved target companies engaged in the Clinic/Outpatient Services sector. Another popular sector for dental-related investments is Practice Management with a 14% share.