West Coast Dental Announces Strategic Capital Investment by Court Square Capital Partners

ANGELS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–West Coast Dental (“WCD”), a leading provider of high quality multi-specialty dental and orthodontic care in California, announced today that Court Square Capital Partners (“Court Square”), a middle market-focused private equity firm with $7.6 billion in assets under management, has made a major investment in the WCD support organization. With Court Square’s support, WCD will be best positioned to accelerate its plans to provide greater access to high-quality family dental and orthodontic care throughout the communities it serves.

WCD currently has 40 multi-specialty dental and orthodontic offices throughout California, including West Coast Dental and Magicland brand offices, and employs over 130 highly skilled general dentists and specialists who provide care to more than 425,000 patient visits each year. year. In 2021, WCD celebrated its 30th anniversaryth the anniversary of its establishment in 1991.

“As dentists, our patients will always be at the core of our mission to provide high-quality comprehensive dental care through a combination of high standards of care, the expertise of our general and specialist dentists and orthodontists, and the use of state-of-the-art technology. up. – art technology”, he said Dr. Payam Sohrab, CEO & President of West Coast Dental. “We are excited to partner with Court Square because of their deep industry knowledge and successful track record in working with founders and management-owned businesses.”

The capital investment comes after a period of significant growth for WCD. Since its founding, WCD has invested heavily in its infrastructure and people to address the growing need in the California dental care market and to steadily support its plans for significant expansion and consolidation in the sector. WCD is well positioned for the next phase of its growth strategy through the partnership with Court Square.

“We have been impressed by the strong platform the West Coast Dental team has created and are excited to partner with Dr. Sohrab and the WCD team to help achieve the next phase of the company’s growth plans. This investment is a testament to our 40-year history of successfully partnering with founders, families and owner-managers to help create significant value while remaining committed to their core values ​​of excellence and quality,” said. Jeff Abramoff, Partner at Court Square. “WCD has all the hallmarks of a Courthouse Square Deal, and we are confident in its ability to deliver on its exciting strategic vision for the future.”

After the completion of the capital investment, the founders of WCD, Dr. Farid Pakravan, Dr. Soleyman Cohen Sedgh and Dr. Farhad Manavi, will remain investors along with Court Square, and Dr. Payam Sohrab will remain CEO & President of the company.

SVB Securities served as exclusive financial advisor to West Coast Dental and Harris Williams as financial advisor to Court Square.

About West Coast Dental

Founded in 1991 by a group of dedicated dental professionals, West Coast Dental is a leading provider of multi-specialty dental and orthodontic care primarily serving the Southern California market. Through 40 of the most advanced dental care practices in the state of California, West Coast Dental provides the highest standard of care to over 425,000 patient visits each year using the latest technologies with a team of talented dentists and general specialists. For more information, visit www.westcoastdental.com.

Around Court Square

Court Square is a middle market private equity firm with one of the most experienced investment teams in the industry. Since 1979, Court Square has completed over 245 platform investments, helping managers, families and founder-owners develop their companies into leaders in their respective markets. Court Square invests in companies that have compelling growth potential in the business services, industrial, healthcare and technology and telecom sectors. Court Square has $7.6 billion in assets under management and is based in New York, NY For more information on Court Square, please visit www.courtsquare.com.

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