Sentinel teams with Altima Dental Centres


Represents Sentinel's Fifth Dental Industry Platform


NEW YORK, January 3, 2017 – Sentinel Capital Partners, a private equity firm that invests in promising companies at the lower end of the middle market, today announced a new partnership with Altima Dental Centres, one of the largest dental services organization in Canada. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Headquartered in Toronto, Altima's clinic network includes offices across six provinces in Canada. Altima-affiliated practices have an excellent reputation for providing high-quality dental services and always putting patients first. Altima's strategy is to continue growing through affiliation with other dental offices throughout Canada.

"Altima is well known throughout the Canadian market for second-to-none care, top notch providers and staff, and a broad suite of convenient services," said Paul Murphy, a partner at Sentinel. "Altima's founders, Drs. Grail and Christodoulou, have built an impressive business during the past 23 years and we're thrilled to be their partners for Altima's next phase of growth."

"During our search for an ideal investment partner, we determined there were three must-haves to ensure success for Altima's patients and employees: a close cultural alignment between Altima and our partner, deep and successful dental industry experience, and a complementary skill set to help us accelerate Altima's growth trajectory," said Dr. Sven Grail, co-founder and co-CEO of Altima. "We are confident we have found all three qualities in Sentinel."

"Sentinel has shown great respect for the service standards we have built at Altima," said Dr. George Christodoulou, co-founder and co-CEO of Altima. "Together, we will become even stronger as we continue to improve upon our culture of gold-standard patient care, while providing a thriving environment for our valued team members."

The past year has been highly productive for Sentinel. Besides Altima, Sentinel has made five other new platform investments: The Luminaires Group, a leading North American manufacturer of specification-grade lighting products; Marketplace Events, the largest operator of consumer home and garden shows in North America; Quick Weight Loss Centers, a multistate provider of highly differentiated weight loss management services; Revenew International, a leading provider of cost recovery and cost containment services; Revenew International, a leading provider of cost recovery and cost containment services; and Sonny's Enterprises, the worldwide leader in conveyorized car wash systems.