Grant Thornton advises The Dental Directory Limited The Dental Directory has been sold to Integrated Dental Holdings

April 2014
The Dental Directory
Adviser to The Dental Directory on their sale to Integrated Dental Holdings
£undisclosed
Grant Thornton team
  • Darren Bear
    Darren Bear
    Partner, Head of Deals and Business Consulting
Private sector healthcare
Sell side
Corporate finance
UK

We are delighted to have advised The Dental Directory on their sale to Integrated Dental Holdings.

Established in 1971, by the father of current Managing Director, Martin Mills, The Dental Directory Ltd has grown steadily to become one of the largest suppliers of dental products and services in the UK.

With nearly 300 employees across four UK sites, the business supplies dental consumables, equipment and hand piece repairs to dentists through a multi-channel offering encompassing field sales, a call centre, online presence and mail order capability.

The new partner for the business, Integrated Dental Holdings Limited, is one of Europe's largest corporate dental practices, operating over 600 dental surgeries in the UK.

The deal delivers significant synergies to Integrated Dental Holding's current procurement operations, and gives The Dental Directory a market leading platform from which it can continue to grow and diversify its activities. The business will remain an independent company, led operationally by the same management team and from its existing location in Essex.

We advised the shareholders of The Dental Directory in structuring the deal, ensuring that issues arising out of negotiations and due diligence were addressed, and shareholder value was not eroded. Our deal team project managed the transaction to meet a very demanding timetable.

Transaction