DENTAL CARE GROUP

Company overview

Dental Care Group (DCG) is a rapidly growing, clinician-lead business comprising 27 leading dental practices in the East and South East of England. Founded in 2010, they provide a range of NHS and private dental services, delivering the highest quality care at affordable prices. DCG prides itself on having a strong ethos of world class training, resulting in industry-leading recruitment and delivery rates.

Early 2019, G Square Healthcare Private Equity invested in the company to support their ambitious development plans and buy and build strategy in the fragmented UK dental market.

Brief 

Following the acquisition, Directorbank’s Lewis Buckley  was approached by CEO Sanjay Shah to source a CFO for the business. With a strong FC already in place, and a highly capable supporting team, DCG required a commercially-minded finance specialist to drive future M&A strategy and manage the relationships with G Square and other advisors.  The preferred candidate profile included experience of working for a multi-site growth businesses in the healthcare sector, solid PE understanding and a track record in M&A.

Process

A full search exercise was conducted combining fresh research and targeted mapping. The strength of Directorbank’s Chair network in this area facilitated an accelerated process and several high calibre candidates were introduced for client interview culminating in Marcus Moir being successfully appointed to the role.

Result

After a full search process combining detailed market mapping and Directorbank’s own candidate network, Lewis – supported by researcher Tom Warrack – presented a shortlist of five candidates to Sanjay for review. Following the interview process, Colin Stokes was successfully appointed to the role.

Colin is a highly commercial FD with extensive multi-site experience. He has worked across a range of family-led, PE and listed firms and has taken businesses through to a successful exit. He has a strong track record in working with management teams to drive profitability, margin improvements and new growth opportunities through M&A activity.