Healthcare organisation Bupa is to acquire private dental care organisation Oasis Dental Care.
Bupa will acquire Oasis Dental Care from Bridgepoint, a European private equity group, in a £835 million transaction.
The acquisition forms part of Bupa’s strategy to offer high quality dental services. Following the transaction, Bupa will have a network of more than 1,800 dental clinicians and 420 clinics in the UK.
David Hynam, managing director at Bupa UK, said: “There’s strong customer demand for high quality, value-for-money dental services that are convenient and easy to use. Bupa and Oasis have a shared commitment to putting customers first, and we look forward to working together and welcoming the Oasis team into Bupa.”
Justin Ash, chief executive officer at Oasis Dental Care, added: “Our growth is accelerating and enthusiasm is building amongst dentists and customers. As part of the Bupa family, we can really develop further and continue to transform the UK dentistry market.
“Above all, the success of Oasis is built on the talent and commitment of our clinicians and staff, and the loyalty of our two million customers. We will continue to focus on their needs every day.”