DENTAL CARE GROUP
Dental Care Group (DCG) is a rapidly growing chain of dental clinics comprising 27 sites in East and South East England. Founded in 2010, they provide a range of NHS and private dentistry services, delivering the highest quality care at affordable prices.
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.
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 and 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.