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IDH Group

IDH Group

June 2021
UK, > £500m

Liberty advises the management team of IDH Group on its Partnership with Palamon

The Palamon-backed buy-out, in partnership with management, is expected to complete in the third quarter of 2021 following receipt of the necessary regulatory approvals and will result in a full refinancing of the company’s third-party borrowings.

IDH Group is the largest provider of NHS dentistry in the UK, offering treatments to more than five million patients every year through its network of almost 600 dental practices operating under the {my}dentist brand. IDH also owns Dental Directory (now branded DD), one of the UK’s largest suppliers of dental and beauty products, which services more than 12,000 dental practices and 6,000 beauty clinics.

Over the past four years, IDH has been transformed under the leadership of its new management team, who have focused on creating the leading dental consumer brand in the UK, which today has some of the highest patient satisfaction scores in the sector. The service offering is augmented with a new and unique affordable private treatment range, marketed as ‘{my}options’, which has been a significant driver of growth for the company, as well as improving access to care for patients and  helping clinicians to build long-term, diverse careers within the business.

The existing executive management team will remain in place to guide IDH through the next stage of its journey, led by Tom Riall, CEO, and Nilesh Pandya, CFO, who will both continue in their existing roles and as members of the new Board.

The transaction was a long and challenging process throughout which Liberty Corporate Finance provided outstanding advice. I cannot praise them enough for their support to me and my team

Tom Riall
CEO of IDH Group

Mick McDonagh
It was great to work with Tom and Nilesh and the IDH team throughout a complex and interesting process. The outcome of that process is the business is well positioned to continue to deliver on the strategic plan put in place by the team helped by an aligned and attractive management incentive programme. We wish Tom, Nilesh and the entire shareholder group every success.

Michael McDonagh
+44 (0) 7715 705 000