Daily News: January 13, 2014

Huron Wins M&A Middle Market Deal of the Year

Huron Capital Partners announced The M&A Advisor awarded the firm with the M&A Deal of the Year in the $25-$50 million category. The award was announced at the 12th Annual M&A Advisor Awards Gala held on December 17, 2013 at the New York Athletic Club.

Huron won the M&A Deal of the Year award for its investment in Dynamic Dental Partners (DDP), a dental services organization (DSO) based in Sarasota, FL that provides operational support to a network of dental practices. The transaction marked Huron’s second investment in the dental industry, following its acquisition of a majority interest in short-term cosmetic orthodontics provider Six Month Smiles in January 2013.

“Since 2002, we have been honoring the leading M&A transactions, companies and dealmakers. Huron was chosen from over 400 finalists to receive the award. It gives us great pleasure to recognize Huron and bestow upon them our highest honor for M&A firms and professionals,” said David Fergusson, president, The M&A Advisor.

“We are honored to receive this award which recognizes the challenge of putting together five separate companies comprising thirty-one dental practices,” said Nick Barker, a Huron Partner. “With a solid platform for a buy-and-build strategy now in place, DDP will continue to pursue acquisitions to build density in its core markets and enter new states over time.”