Daily News: May 14, 2012

Topspin LBO, AUA Private Equity Invest in Brighter Dental Care

Topspin LBO and AUA Private Equity announced that they have invested in Brighter Dental Care (BDC), a regional dental practice management company that operates and manages seven affiliated dental practices in New Jersey. Topspin LBO led the investment in BDC.

BDC’s affiliated dental practices provide comprehensive, multi-specialty dental care from routine dental visits to the most complicated of dental procedures, including orthodontic, periodontic, endodontic and oral surgery procedures.

Topspin and AUA partnered with the existing owner-operators of the company, brothers Scott and Todd Singer, who will continue to manage the company going forward. Scott Singer will run all non-clinical aspects of the business in his capacity as CEO. Dr. Todd Singer will run the clinical side of the company, serving as chief clinical officer. Scott Singer stated, “We are excited to have Topspin and AUA as our partners. Dr. Singer and I have built this company successfully over many years, and wanted to team with like-minded partners to help drive its continued growth.”

Leigh Randall, managing director at Topspin LBO, said, “This is a great addition to our portfolio. Brighter Dental has a recognizable brand name and an outstanding reputation in the New Jersey market. The Company has significant growth opportunities as it opens new locations for managed practices and the right team to capitalize on them.”

David Benyaminy, partner at AUA Private Equity Partners, added, “Brighter Dental is a unique opportunity to partner with a well-respected management team with a proven business model, and we look forward to teaming with management and Topspin to grow it.”

Topspin LBO is a Long Island, NY-based private equity fund that makes control investments in profitable and established lower middle-market businesses.

AUA Private Equity Partners, based in New York, is an operationally focused, private equity firm that makes control and significant minority equity investments in companies in the consumer, media, and business services sectors.