Daily News: November 23, 2016

Deloitte Advises Advantage Community Holding on Sale to DentaQuest

Deloitte Corporate Finance acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Advantage Community Holding Company, a dental managed care provider, on its majority stake sale to DentaQuest. The transaction closed on September 30, 2016.

Redmond, OR-based Advantage Dental is a Medicaid-focused dental managed care provider, offering services to patients through its established network of dentists and company-owned clinics.

“Deloitte Corporate Finance was instrumental in not only navigating a complicated transaction process, but also educating and reassuring Advantage Dental’s unique shareholder base as the deal progressed,” said Dr. Mike Shirtcliff, president and founder, Advantage Dental.

”Drs. Shirtcliff and House, along with the rest of Advantage Dental’s leadership team, have built a market-leading company providing care for some of Oregon’s most in-need residents,” said Jason Porter, senior vice president, Deloitte Corporate Finance. “We were happy to help secure the strategic partner Advantage Dental needed to help continue its growth and success.”

Boston-based DentaQuest is one of the largest oral health companies in the Medicaid space. Along with its charitable DentaQuest Foundation, its clinical DentaQuest Care Group, and its educational DentaQuest Institute, its mission is to improve the oral health of all.