Palo Alto & Alisa Viejo, CA – Norwest Venture Partners, a leading investment firm, completed a recapitalization of Onsite Dental LLC, a company bringing comprehensive dentistry directly to organizations and universities. FocalPoint Securities, LLC served as exclusive investment banker to the Company. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Onsite Dental was founded in 1997 to bring state-of-the-art, full-service dental care to the workplace and today is the national leader, serving some of the world’s most respected employers, unions and universities. The company currently provides on-site dental care in fixed-site and mobile practices to more than 230,000 staff members at leading organizations in technology, manufacturing, healthcare, finance, entertainment and higher education.
Nearly 40 percent of Americans do not visit a dentist regularly. Studies show that patients who see a dentist annually have lower costs for diabetes, heart disease, stroke and low-birthweight babies compared to those who do not have annual dental visits. With its convenient on-site services, Onsite Dental helps organizations lower their long-term dental and overall health costs. Affiliated dentists are committed to evidence-based dentistry, taking advantage of the latest technologies and practices.
James Castro, Managing Director at FocalPoint, commented, “We are thrilled to have supported Onsite’s exceptional management team in identifying the ideal partner with which to execute its growth strategy. Ern Blackwelder has assembled a forward-looking corporate team that leverages population health data to enhance the patient experience. Offering convenient access to care and integrating preventive measures also materially reduces employer healthcare costs.”
“Norwest’s healthcare team focuses on research and outcome-based solutions to critical healthcare needs,” said Dr. Ryan A. Harris, general partner at Norwest. “Onsite Dental stands out not only for its exceptional quality of dental care and patient satisfaction, but also because the company saves money for patients and employers.”
“Choosing the right dental partner is critical for an organization’s overall wellness strategy, and Onsite Dental is privileged to be the clear industry leader,” said Ern Blackwelder, CEO of Onsite Dental. “We are thrilled with Norwest’s investment, which will help us expand nationally and continue to improve the support we provide to our affiliated dentists.”
About FocalPoint Partners
FocalPoint is an independent investment bank specializing in mergers and acquisitions, private placements, financial restructurings and special situation transactions. With offices in Los Angeles and Chicago, the firm serves middle market clients throughout the U.S. and has a dedicated focus on the business services sector. FocalPoint’s dedicated healthcare group approaches M&A advisory from a deep healthcare policy and strategy perspective, ultimately supporting organizations delivering higher quality of care while containing costs. For more information about FocalPoint Partners, visit focalpointllc.com.
About Onsite Dental
Onsite Dental, LLC pioneered the concept of delivering in-network dental care straight to the workplace in 1997. The company enables affiliated dentists to care for staff members of major employers, unions and universities in the United States. Onsite Dental’s delivery models are customized to meet each client’s needs, from traditional fixed-site practices to sophisticated mobile practices. They offer general dental services so a company’s employees can use Onsite Dental for the vast majority of their dental care at the workplace. The company is based in Aliso Viejo, California. Learn more at Onsite Dental.
About Norwest Venture Partners
Norwest is a leading venture capital and growth equity investment firm managing more than $6 billion in capital. Since its inception in 1961, Norwest has invested in more than 600 companies and currently partners with over 140 active companies across its venture and growth equity portfolio. The firm invests in early to late stage companies across a wide range of sectors with a focus on consumer, enterprise, and healthcare. Norwest has offices in Palo Alto and San Francisco, India and Israel. For more information, visit www.norwest.com and follow Norwest on Twitter @NorwestVP.