Western Dental Services’ Acquisition of Dental Service Organization

Bass, Berry & Sims advised on the deal

Premier Dental Holdings, Inc., a parent of Western Dental Services, has signed a definitive agreement with The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America® to acquire its Dental Service Organization operations, which currently support 63 offices in Texas, California, and Alabama.

The acquisition will add 36 supported offices in Texas currently branded South Texas Dental, 13 in Northern and Central California under the Access Dental brand, 8 in Northern and Southern California branded Blue Hills Dental, and 6 Vital Smiles offices in Alabama. The transaction is expected to close by the end of 2018. Terms were not disclosed.

When complete, the transaction will bring to 312 the number of Western Dental and Brident supported offices in five states.

Bass, Berry & Sims advised Western Dental Services with a team including Philip F. Berg, Stefanie P. Carter, David Cox (Picture), Ali Deatherage, Richard Eiler, Curtis L. Fisher, Anna M. Grizzle, Maleaka N. Guice, Andrew Hard, Ashleigh Karnell, Brianna R. Powell, Lucas Ross Smith, Jonathan D. Stanley, Rodrigo N. Valle, Kimberly S. Veirs and Lora A. Wuerdeman.

Involved fees earner: Philip Berg – Bass Berry & Sims; Stefanie Carter – Bass Berry & Sims; David Cox – Bass Berry & Sims; Ali Deatherage – Bass Berry & Sims; Richard Eiler – Bass Berry & Sims; Curtis Fisher – Bass Berry & Sims; Anna Grizzle – Bass Berry & Sims; Maleaka Guice – Bass Berry & Sims; Andrew Hard – Bass Berry & Sims; Ashleigh Karnell – Bass Berry & Sims; Brianna Powell – Bass Berry & Sims; Lucas Ross Smith – Bass Berry & Sims; Jonathan Stanley – Bass Berry & Sims; Rodrigo Valle – Bass Berry & Sims; Kimberly Veirs – Bass Berry & Sims; Lora Wuerdeman – Bass Berry & Sims;

Law Firms: Bass Berry & Sims;

Clients: Western Dental Services Inc;

Author: Ambrogio Visconti