DSO Gets Bigger in Texas

Blue Sea Capital LLC announced that its portfolio company, Deca Dental Holdings LLC has acquired Brush 32, further expanding the company’s geographic footprint within Texas. Founded in 2008, DECA Dental is a dental services organization that supports dentists in providing a comprehensive suite of services, including general, orthodontic, surgical, cosmetic and restorative dental treatments, across more than 40 affiliated practices with a leading presence across Texas.

The latest aquistion of Brush 32 comes on the heals of a Houston based acquisition, Esteem Dental. Esteem Dental, a dental services organization with four office locations, including Kingwood, Crescent, Stone Park and Richmond, continues to provide dental services to new and existing patients under its Ideal Dental brand. Dr. Sulman Ahmed, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of DECA Dental said, “Esteem’s quality focus, convenient locations and talented clinician-base represent a complementary fit to DECA Dental.”

Based in Austin, Texas, Brush 32 is a dental services organization with two offices in the Austin market, including Cedar Park and Round Rock. Following the transaction, DECA Dental will continue to provide dental services to new decadentaland existing patients at the current locations under the Brush 32 brand.  “The addition of Brush 32 to the DECA Dental platform represents our initial entry point into the Austin market. We look forward to working closely with the Brush 32 team and continuing the organization’s success, while providing additional resources to further enhance patients’ experience and service levels,” said Ahmed.

Dr. Sulman Ahmed, Founder and CEO of Deca Dental

DECA Dental is the exclusive provider of dental services to the Kidd’s Kids & the Emmitt Smith Charities organizations. Pat & Emmitt Smith Charities partnered with DECA Dental to host a dental screening for over three hundred 3rd – 5th grade students at George H.W. Bush Elementary School in Addison, Texas (cover picture). The school gym was converted into a “dental lab” for students where they were screened by dentists. “We truly believe that children deserve the opportunity to achieve their own goals in life. DECA wants to give that child the first chance to have the beautiful smile they deserve. This is a golden step in achieving the self confidence the child needs to achieve their goals and be successful in school and life,” said Ahmed.

Blue Sea Capital is a private equity firm based in West Palm Beach, Florida, that invests in growth-oriented lower middle market companies valued up to $200 million. The firm has $327 million in assets under management and invests across three industry verticals: aerospace & defense, healthcare and industrial growth. Blue Sea Capital’s strategy is to partner with talented managers and differentiated companies, typically as the first or second institutional investor, and deliver strategic and operational value-add that drives growth acceleration, industry outperformance and business transformation. J.R. Davis, Partner at Blue Sea, added, “Brush 32 represents Deca’s fourth successful acquisition in Texas, and its first in the Austin market, evidencing Dr. Ahmed’s and the Deca team’s proven ability for connecting and partnering with other clinician-founders.”

Source: Provident, DECA Dental, Kidd’s Kids