Microbrush International Announces Acquisition of DentiSmart
Grafton, Wisconsin, May 4, 2015 – Microbrush International, a leading developer, producer and marketer of high-quality consumables used in dental restorative procedures, today announced the acquisition of DentiSmart LLC. DentiSmart is a producer of an innovative sectional matrix system used in dental restorative procedures.
“We are excited about the opportunity to add DentiSmart to our growing portfolio of restorative accessories,” said John Frymark, VP and General Manager of Microbrush. “DentiSmart’s products are well known for their superior clinical benefit and ease of use, which aligns closely with the rest of our best-in-class restorative accessories brands, including Microbrush Brand micro-applicators along with the new TRU by Microbrush and recently added DryTips moisture control products.”
“We are thrilled to join the rapidly expanding restorative accessories platform at Microbrush and to partner our innovative product system and portfolio of ideas with Young Innovations’ manufacturing, sales and marketing expertise,” added John Boos, President and CEO of DentiSmart. “Young is the ideal partner for us, and we are looking forward to working collaboratively in the next phase of DentiSmart’s growth.”
“This acquisition represents our continued commitment to strategically expand our restorative accessories platform at Microbrush,” said Dave Sproat, CEO of Microbrush parent-company Young Innovations. “We will continue to be acquisitive in our core categories of preventive, restorative and endodontics as we seek to partner with attractive companies and add innovative products to our global portfolio.”
DentiSmart President and CEO John Boos and Senior VP of Marketing Heath O’Leary will join Young as part of the transaction. Current DentiSmart customers and vendors will receive updates from DentiSmart and Microbrush in the next few days; there are no immediate changes to ordering and customer service procedures.
Microbrush International is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Young Innovations, Inc., which is a portfolio company of Linden Capital Partners.
About Young Innovations, Inc.
Young develops, manufactures and markets supplies and equipment used by dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants and consumers. The Company’s consumables product offering includes disposable and metal prophy angles, prophy cups and brushes, dental micro-applicators, moisture control products, infection control products, dental handpieces (drills) and related components, endodontic systems, orthodontic
toothbrushes, flavored examination gloves and other products. In addition, the Company offers a line of diagnostic products that includes panoramic X-ray machines and related supplies.
About Linden Capital Partners
Linden Capital Partners is a Chicago-based private equity firm focused exclusively on leveraged buyouts in the healthcare and life sciences industries. Linden’s strategy is based upon three elements: i) healthcare and life science industry specialization, ii) integrated private equity and operating expertise, and iii) strategic relationships with large corporations. Linden invests in middle market platforms in the medical products, specialty distribution, pharmaceutical, and services segments of healthcare.