Jacobs Holdings AG’s Acquisition of North American Dental Group


Jefferies LLC served as exclusive financial advisor to North American Dental Group through its Global Retail Healthcare franchise. Ropes & Gray advised Jacobs Holdings AG on the deal.

Jacobs Holdings AG, a global professional investment firm based in Zurich, executed the acquisition of Pittsburgh-based North American Dental Group, a network of more than 200 dental practices in 11 states and 23 regional markets.

The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of 2019 and is subject to regulatory approval.

The founding partners and the company’s dentist partners will retain a significant equity position following the closing of the transaction. Additionally, the partners will remain actively engaged in the expansion across the United States. The partnership with NADG significantly expands the footprint of Jacobs Holding’s dental care activities and creates the first transatlantic dental group.

Ropes & Gray advised Jacobs with a team led by private equity partners Neill Jakobe (Picture) and Timothy Castelli, and included health care partner Deborah Gersh (all of Chicago), benefits partner Josh Lichtenstein (New York), tax partner Leo Arnaboldi (New York), finance partner Michael Lee(Boston), IP transactions counsel Thomas Burke (New York), private equity associate James Davis (Chicago), labor and employment associate Jennifer Cormier (Boston), finance associate Daniel Coyne (Boston), and health care associate Jennifer Romig (Chicago).

Involved fees earner: Leo Arnaboldi – Ropes & Gray; Thomas Burke – Ropes & Gray; Timothy Castelli – Ropes & Gray; Jennifer Cormier – Ropes & Gray; Daniel Coyne – Ropes & Gray; James Davis – Ropes & Gray; Deborah Gersh – Ropes & Gray; Neill Jakobe – Ropes & Gray; Michael Lee – Ropes & Gray; Joshua Lichtenstein – Ropes & Gray; Jennifer Romig – Ropes & Gray;

Law Firms: Ropes & Gray;

Clients: Jacobs Holdings AG;