DFW Capital Partners (“DFW”) is pleased to announce that it recently completed an equity investment in Children’s Dental Health Associates (“CDHA Holdings, LLC” or “CDHA”). CDHA is a dental service organization, providing management and support services to pediatric dentists throughout the state of Pennsylvania. The Company’s CEO and founder, Dr. Eric Felix, management, and each of the current dentist partners will remain significant shareholders in CDHA. CDHA is DFW’s second portfolio investment in its newest fund, DFW Capital Fund V, LP (“Fund V”), which held its closing in April 2016 with $360 million in aggregate commitments.
“Since its inception, CDHA has been focused on quality and providing children the best dental experience possible. I am thrilled to find a partner that is similarly dedicated to these foundations. We are excited about the opportunity to expand our brand to new markets and look forward to working with DFW on taking our business to the next level,” said Dr. Eric Felix, CEO and founder of CDHA. Brett Prager, a partner at DFW commented, “We are excited to partner with the CDHA team and look forward to further expanding this unique and innovative dental service offering to pediatric populations across the country.”
CDHA, based in West Chester, PA, is a dental service organization, providing management and support services to pediatric dentists. The Company was founded with a focus on quality and child safety and is committed to serving the unique needs of all children by providing a welcoming and safe environment for specialized dental care. The Company has been providing quality dental care to children dating back to 1970 and has provided dental care to over 60,000 children in the last year alone. CDHA is currently seeking to grow its innovative care delivery model across Pennsylvania and into new states, both organically and via acquisitions/partnerships with other dentists and orthodontists.
Freeport Financial Partners provided debt financing and three Fund V Limited Partners co-invested alongside DFW in the transaction.
About DFW Capital Partners
DFW Capital Partners is a private equity investment firm focused on lower middle-market companies. The firm concentrates on service companies, with an emphasis on healthcare and outsourced business and industrial support services. DFW has established a 20+ year track record of success in both building leading companies, and recognizing outstanding returns for its investors. DFW is headquartered in Teaneck, NJ, and maintains an office in Chevy Chase, MD.