TUSK Partners advises Spark Orthodontics on its recapitalization and growth capital led by Rock Mountain Capital

“TUSK has worked on a number of specialty transactions this year and we especially enjoy working in the orthodontic specialty. It’s rare to work with someone like Dr. Jason hartman who has both a passion for clinical care and the patient experience and the ability to balance those passions with profitability and a commitment to growth and scale. We are delighted to have helped form a new PE-supported DSO in the dental economy. Dr. Hartman and his partners at Rock Mountain Capital are on track to create the preeminent new group in the specialist space, ”said Kevin cumbus, Managing Director of Mergers and Acquisitions and President of TUSK Partners. “This is the sixth orthodontic group that we have represented recently with more opportunities in our pipeline. As a result, orthodontics is an area of ​​interest and expertise in our practice. Spark Orthodontics is an impressive group with performance well above industry standards led by Dr. Hartman’s dynamic strategy for future growth. Spark’s new partnership with Rock Mountain Capital will allow the company to move forward in its growth strategy with speed and certainty.

Although Rock Mountain Capital is a new investor in the dental industry, they have a long history of successful investments in owner-managed businesses and multi-site consumer and healthcare platforms. David scharf, Managing Director of Rock Mountain Capital added, “Dr. Hartman has demonstrated significant leadership and expertise in the field of orthodontics and we look forward to working together to support Spark’s growth strategy.

The transaction was led by Kevin cumbus, Ryan mingus, Alex Tcherniavsky, and Georges may at TUSK Partners. Virgil Ochoa of Dykema LLP acted as legal counsel to Spark Orthodontics. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

About Spark Orthodontics
Spark Orthodontics was founded in 2010 by Dr. Jason M. Hartman, DMD, MS With 10 sites in Pennsylvania, the practice is known for its innovative office designs and is widely recognized as a leader in orthodontics. Dr Hartman graduated from Muhlenberg College, Magna Cum Laude; a DMD of University of Pennsylvania School of Dentistry; and an MS from Columbia university College of Dentistry. He was appointed Certified Diplomat of the American Board of Orthodontics, a recognized degree of excellence. In 2012, Dr. Hartman was named one of the “40 Best Dentists Under 40” in the United States by Incisal Edge Magazine. Spark Orthodontics has offices in Reading, Camp hill, Harrisburg, Bethlehem, Schnecksville, Pottsville, Lancaster, York, Hazleton West and Danville, Pennsylvania. For more information visit https://sparkorthodontics.com.

About Rock Mountain Capital
Rock Mountain Capital is a private equity firm founded by an industry veteran David Stonehill, who brings more than 20 years of experience in investing and growing middle market companies. Rock Mountain is focused on working with entrepreneurs and leadership teams in the consumer goods and services, technology, media and telecommunications (TMT), and consumer health services industries to accelerate the organizational development, seize organic growth opportunities and pursue strategic mergers and acquisitions. ramp-up / consolidation strategies. For more information visit https://rockmountaincapital.com/.

About TUSK Partners
TUSK Partners (“TUSK”) provides merger and acquisition advisory services to the dental industry. TUSK finished $ 500 million transactions in all specialties. With a deep understanding of the market and access to hundreds of buyers across the country, we help our clients confidently pursue M&A transactions that maximize their long-term value. With our significant collective experience of over 40 years of dental practice transactions, we provide our clients with solutions that help them achieve their strategic and financial goals. For more information visit https://tusk-partners.com.


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