Willkie represented Midwest Dental, a portfolio company of FFL Partners, in the transaction.
Midwest Dental, a Dental Services Organization and portfolio company of Willkie client FFL Partners, was acquired by Smile Brands Inc., a portfolio company of Gryphon Investors. Midwest Dental is a top 10 Dental Services Organization (DSO) nationwide and a long-standing market leader with over 230 offices located primarily in the upper Midwest and New England regions.
The combined company is one of the largest DSOs in the US, representing 650 offices and over 8,000 employees, including 2,200 dentists and hygienists operating in 30 states.
The Willkie deal team was led by partners Neil Townsend and Dave Cosgrove.