- Julie Ross, CEO of Portman Dental Care UK and Ireland, will head the merged company
- Portman Dental Care is a private-focused dentistry group
- Core Equity is an investment firm targeting long-term private equity investments
Portman Dental Care, backed by Core Equity Holdings, has completed its merger with Dentex Health, a dental care platform.
Dentex Health is headquartered in London.
The combined business will operate over 375 practices in the UK and Ireland, with over 2,400 clinicians and 4,600 employees, according to a release.
“When we invested in Portman in 2018, Portman was operating 84 UK practices and we saw a significant potential for further expansion; over the past five years Portman has tripled the size of its business, expanding in both the UK and Europe,” Arthur Delesenne, principal at Core Equity Holdings.
Julie Ross, CEO of Portman Dental Care UK and Ireland, will head the merged company.
Dentex’s Barry Lanesman and Nick Neto will retain important roles on the executive team and board of the newly combined company.
Portman currently has operations in 5 European countries and plans to expand further in the future.
The deal was completed on 13 April.
Core Equity is an investment firm targeting long-term private equity investments. The firm has €2 billion of gross assets and is based in Brussels, Belgium.
Portman Dental Care is a private-focused dentistry group that offers several dental services. The company is based in Cheltenham, England.