Breaking news: IDH and ADP acquired by Carlyle Group

The Carlyle Group, in partnership with Palamon Capital Partners, is to acquire Integrated Dental Holdings and merge it with Associated Dental Practices
Global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group (Carlyle) announced today that it has signed a binding agreement to acquire Integrated Dental Holdings (IDH), from Bank of America Merrill Lynch Capital Partners (BAML CP), and simultaneously merge it with Associated Dental Practices (ADP) in partnership with private equity firm Palamon Capital Partners (Palamon). Carlyle will hold a majority of the newly combined entity and Palamon will share joint governance. BAML CP is fully exiting its stake in IDH. The proposed merger of IDH and ADP is subject to the receipt of relevant regulatory approval.
IDH and ADP are the two leading providers of dental care in the UK, primarily focused on NHS dentistry, with close to 450 practices treating more than 3.5 million patients per year. Carlyle and Palamon will invest in the business to expand the number of practices, enhance the quality of patient care and grow NHS, private and specialist dental services.  Furthermore, this investment will facilitate the company’s diversification into other primary care services and cosmetic treatments.


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Chris Barrow

Chris Barrow has been active as a consultant, trainer and coach to the UK dental profession for over 20 years. As a writer, his blog enjoys a strong following and he is a regular contributor to the dental press. Naturally direct, assertive and determined, he has the ability to reach conclusions quickly, as well as the sharp reflexes and lightness of touch to innovate, change tack and push boundaries. In 2014 he appeared as a “castaway” in the first season of the popular reality TV show “The Island with Bear Grylls”. His main professional focus is as Coach Barrow, providing coaching and mentorship to independent dentistry.