Oasis Healthcare has added Smiles Dental into its portfolio for an undisclosed sum.
Established in 2005 in Ireland, Smiles currently provides comprehensive dental care to patients from 77 practices throughout the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, England, Wales and Scotland, the deal will see Oasis enter the dental market in the Republic of Ireland.
Justin Ash, CEO at Oasis Healthcare Group, said: 'We believe this is outstanding news for the 2.5 million patients of the combined group and all patients seeking high quality, easily accessible dental care.
'We are also pleased to be extending our partnership with the NHS across the UK and to be providing care under the HSE in the Republic of Ireland.
'We are very excited about this deal and the prospects for the larger group.
'We are well funded to continue our growth, and are actively seeking further complementary acquisitions, as well as new openings to at least double the size of Oasis.'
The addition of Smiles will increase Oasis’s turnover from £160 million to over £210 million, through the provision of quality NHS, private and specialist dental care to over 2.5 million patients, as its practice network grows by 37% from 204 to 281.
Emmet O’Neil, CEO at Smiles Dental, said: 'We were looking for a partner to help Smiles reach the next level and had examined a number of options.