December 23, 2022

On December 19, Willkie client Avista Capital Partners announced its acquisition of Spear Education, a tech-enabled provider of digital and in-person clinical training, practice analytics and consulting solutions for the dental market. 
Headquartered in Scottsdale, AZ, Spear is the industry's leading dental education provider. Spear offers unmatched breadth of content including 5,000+ on-demand videos, 300+ hands on workshops annually, and 100+ study club modules. Spear's solutions enable dentists to learn higher acuity skills and generate new revenue streams, providing a high ROI to dental practices and practitioners across the spectrum of experience.
Avista Capital Partners is a leading New York-based private equity firm with over $8 billion invested in more than 40 growth-oriented healthcare businesses globally.
The Willkie team was led by partner Dvir Oren and associate Reginald St. Louis and included partner Andres Mena and counsel Najeh Baharun.