For Immediate Release
January 12, 2022
DFW Capital Partners successfully exits its investment in Children’s Dental Management
DFW Capital Partners (“DFW”) is pleased to announce that it has completed the sale of its portfolio company, CDHA Holdings, LLC (“Children’s Dental Management”, “CDM” or the “Company”). CDM is the largest pediatric specialist-led dental support organization (“DSO”) nationally, focused on the pediatric and orthodontic markets while uniquely positioned to address access to care and patient safety issues via Company-owned ambulatory surgery centers (“ASCs”). The sale represents a significant liquidity event for the firm’s 2016 vintage fund, DFW Capital Partners V, LP.
In December 2016, DFW invested in partnership with a significant rollover investment from the Company’s founding dentists and developed a plan to build a DSO to facilitate the expansion of the high quality, specialist-led pediatric dentistry model into additional underserved markets. Additional investments were made in accounting, billing and collections, human resources, marketing, IT, operations, training and compliance. During this investment period, CDM achieved significant growth, completed four new strategic acquisitions, built an orthodontics business and expanded into multiple new states, doubling the number of locations.
“Partnering with DFW gave us the ability to grow from a regional group of pediatric dental offices into a multi-service and multi-state dental support organization,” stated Michael O’Donnell, Chief Executive Officer of CDM. “I’m incredibly grateful for their support and backing, enabling us to be the company we are now with continued growth on the horizon.”
“Working with Mike and his team has been a great pleasure. We are proud to have partnered with Children’s Dental Management in building the industry leading provider of high quality pediatric dental services. The team’s commitment to clinical excellence, superior patient care, and patient service is making a meaningful difference in the lives of the children and communities they serve. We wish the Company great success in its next phase of growth,” said Brian Tilley, Partner at DFW.
Houlihan Lokey served as exclusive financial advisor to CDM.
About DFW Capital Partners
DFW 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 is backed by both institutional and high net worth individual investors and has established a more than 20-year track record of success in building leading companies. DFW is headquartered in Teaneck, New Jersey.
Children’s Dental Management is a Dental Support Organization dedicated to providing the highest level of business and operational support to our affiliated pediatric dental practices, allowing our dental care teams to focus on patient-centered care. From financial management to human resources and marketing, our professionals work to improve patient experience and expand access to dental care. We’re proud to make a difference in the lives of children in the communities we serve. To learn more, visit ChildrensDentalManagement.com.