February Newsletter

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Riverdale Celebrates the New Year with New Acquisition

Framwellgate Dental Surgery, which was formerly owned by dentists Mark Warner and Panos Plevrakis, has joined Riverdale Healthcare.

Riverdale Healthcare currently operates 18 dental practices around the North East of England delivering both NHS and private dental care. The acquisition of Framwellgate enables the group to support the region’s next generation of dentists as the practice is a Foundation Training centre.

Mr Warner said, “After meeting with Riverdale, I was convinced joining the group would provide the best support and fit for the practice going forward. We are an ambitious practice and want to continue to develop the practice and with support from Riverdale, we can continue to grow and develop for the benefit of both our team and patients.”

Chris Aylward, Chief Investment Officer of Riverdale Healthcare commented, “We are really excited to have the team at Framwellgate join our group. Mark and Panos have developed a great dental practice with a fantastic team of professionals who share the same passion and commitment as we do. We are really looking forward to supporting the team in developing their patient focused dental service.”
Riverdale Healthcare is a dental investment group formed in 2019, with an industry-leading management team led by CEO Mark Seekings and backed by a leading healthcare investment fund, Apposite Capital. The team are selectively investing in ambitious dental practices which share the same ethos and core values of Riverdale Healthcare of providing high quality, ethical dentistry.

Middlesbrough Dental Practice is Latest Acquisition for Riverdale Healthcare

A dental practice in Middlesbrough has become the latest acquisition for an expanding northern dental group.

Eston Dental Practice, which was formerly owned by father and son team, Asif and Shabir Hussain, for over 30 years, is now part of Riverdale Healthcare, a young dental group which has been running for just under a year.

Riverdale Healthcare operates 17 dental practices around the North East of England delivering both NHS and private dental care. The acquisition of Eston Dental Practice, with its 9 treatment rooms, further strengthens the group’s commitment to delivering high quality, ethical dental care.

Mr Asif Hussain said, “After several meetings with Riverdale, I was convinced joining the group would provide the best support and fit for the practice going forward. I feel the practice needed to be part of a bigger family and network that shared the same ethos and principles. I believe with the support of the Riverdale Team, we can continue to grow and develop for the benefit of both our team and patients.”
Chris Aylward, Chief Investment Officer of Riverdale Healthcare commented, “We are really excited to have Eston Dental Practice join our group. Asif and Shabir have developed a great dental practice with a fantastic team of professionals who share the same passion and commitment as we do. We are really looking forward to supporting the team in continuing to deliver a patient focused dental service.”

Ian Gordon, Managing Director of Alpha Vitality Group and Director of Riverdale Healthcare said “I am delighted to welcome Eston Dental Practice to the Group. It is testament to the team at Eston that the current practice managers Gill and Becky were both working for Shabir 30 years and 26 years ago respectively! I am confident Riverdale can give the same support to the Eston team as has been afforded to the Alpha Group since we joined Riverdale 12 months ago.”

Riverdale Healthcare is a dental investment group formed in 2019, with an industry-leading management team led by CEO Mark Seekings and backed by a leading healthcare investment fund, Apposite Capital. The team are selectively investing in ambitious dental practices which share the same ethos and core values of Riverdale Healthcare of providing high quality, ethical dentistry.

Riverdale Healthcare Appoints Head of Clinical Advisory Board

ARaj-Rattanmbitious dental group, Riverdale Healthcare, has announced the appointment of Raj Rattan MBE to head up its Clinical Advisory Board.

The appointment of Raj is a huge coup for the recently formed dental group which currently operates 14 practices in the North of England.
With over 30 years’ experience in clinical practice, Raj is Dental Director at Dental Protection, and previously Strategic Associate Dean at the London Deanery.

In 2008, Raj was appointed MBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List for services to dentistry and he is former policy adviser to the Department of Health.
Riverdale Healthcare’s Chairman and CEO, Mark Seekings said, “We are thrilled that Raj is joining the team on our exciting journey. He is a highly respected clinician with a wealth of knowledge to support our teams as we grow the company.”

Raj added, “I am delighted to join the team at Riverdale Healthcare. Their vision for delivering high quality, ethical dental care whilst providing patients with the very best experience resonated with my personal values. I am particularly looking forward to supporting our dental colleagues to ensure they are well appointed to deliver high standards of clinical care to patients in a safe and happy environment.”

Riverdale Healthcare’s ambition is to grow through the acquisition of dental practices which share their passion for people and high-quality, ethical dental care. Their focus is the personal touch, creating friendly, harmonious teams who support each other and who ultimately provide their patients with the best experience.

Riverdale Healthcare are actively seeking like-minded dental practices to join the group. Chief Investment Officer, Chris Aylward, has a passion for acquisitions specialising in healthcare, and understands the unique aspects of dealing with the sale of a dental practice. Please contact Chris in confidence, Chris@riverdalehealthcare.com or call 07768 352884.

Riverdale Healthcare Acquires 2 Tyne & Wear Dental Practices

A new dental investment group has acquired two dental practices in Tyne & Wear, comprising Hebburn Dental Practice and Pelaw Dental Practice.

The practices, which are located within two miles of each another, comprise a total of five surgeries and offer significant opportunity to expand the range of private and specialist treatments.

Established for over 50 years, the practices have been operated by Julie Coates since 2005, who decided to sell in order to free herself from practice ownership so that she can focus on other ventures and comments, “I was very pleased to sell to Riverdale. They were hugely supportive throughout the acquisition, not only in assisting me and making the transition as easy as possible, but also engaging themselves with all of the practice team. Selling a dental practice can be quite a daunting process, but Riverdale were very easy to deal with.  Chris Aylward was extremely supportive, keeping in regular contact throughout.  Any issues which arose were dealt with smoothly and efficiently and enabled the acquisition to be completed in less than 6 months. I was genuinely thrilled to hand over to such a lovely team as Riverdale”.

Riverdale Healthcare is a new dental investment group with an industry-leading management team led by CEO Mark Seekings and backed by a leading healthcare investment fund. The team are selectively investing in ambitious dental practices that share the same ethos and core values of Riverdale Healthcare to provide high quality, ethical dentistry.

Chris Aylward, Chief Investment Officer of Riverdale Healthcare comments, “We are really excited to have Hebburn and Pelaw Dental Practices join our group. Julie’s practices are a perfect fit with the vision we have for Riverdale and we are looking forward to working with the practice teams to continue to deliver a patient focused dental service.”

New Dental Group Acquires Second Practice in North Yorkshire Town

Dental group, Riverdale Healthcare, which is based in the North East of England, has acquired Archway Dental Practice located in the busy market town of Stokesley, a location which also includes Vitality Dental Care, a private dental practice which along with Alpha Dental Group joined with Riverdale Healthcare at the end of 2018.

Archway Dental Practice was founded by dentist, Mark Amos and moved into its current building in 2009, providing NHS dental care via three treatment rooms. The acquisition of the practice will secure the future for the team, with plans to expand the number of treatment rooms to accommodate the needs of the patients.
Ian Gordon, Managing Director said, “Having worked closely with Mark and his team for several years it is a pleasure to have them join the wider group on a formal footing. We have lots of exciting projects coming up which will expand the treatment offered to patients and the opportunities available to the Archway team.”

Chris Aylward, Chief Investment Officer of Riverdale Healthcare comments, “We are thrilled with the smooth acquisition process provided by Christie & Co. The team have once again ensured that all parties involved, including Apposite Capital, were clear in communication and expectations.”

Riverdale Healthcare is a new dentistry investment group with an industry-leading management team led by CEO Mark Seekings and backed by the leading healthcare investment fund, Apposite Capital. The team is selectively investing in ambitious dental practices that share the same ethos and core values of Riverdale Healthcare to provide high quality, ethical dentistry.
For further details, in confidence, contact Chris Aylward Chris@riverdalehealthcare.com or call 07768 352884