The Wesleyan Group has announced the acquisition of DPAS, provider of practice-branded dental plans.
The Wesleyan Group already incorporates Practice Plan, another provider of practice-branded dental plans, and this latest acquisition will strengthen Wesleyan’s position in the dental plan market, subject to regulatory approval.
‘Our vision is to be the best in our chosen markets and we have been growing the Wesleyan Group to increase the range of services we can offer our customers,’ Craig Errington, Wesleyan Group chief executive, said.
‘The acquisition of DPAS will enable Wesleyan to strengthen its commercial offering in the dental market where we have a strong presence through other parts of the group including Practice Plan.
‘We can now take the best of both Practice Plan and DPAS to deliver a first class customer service.
‘We have been offering personal financial advice to dentists for over 100 years.
‘It’s a market we understand well and we’re pleased to have this opportunity to expand our presence within it.’
This latest move from Wesleyan comes following the aquisition of Syscap Holdings earlier in the year.
Syscap is a provider of short term business loans, IT leasing and asset finance, to help extend Wesleyan’s range of services available to dentists.
‘DPAS is a strong and successful business and well established within the dental market,’ Wesleyan chairman, Bryan Jackson CBE commented.
‘It has a strong affinity with the Wesleyan brand and an excellent reputation within the dental profession.
‘As a financially strong organisation we are growing our business to benefit customers and members, while remaining focused on what we know and what we do well – serving the financial needs of our core customer groups.
‘This acquisition is a clear indication of our commitment to be the provider of choice for dental professionals.’