TUSK Partners Advises Farina Orthodontic Specialists in its sale to Smile Doctors, a portfolio company of Linden Capital Partners…

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CHARLOTTE, N.C., August 29, 2022 — TUSK Partners (“TUSK”) the premiere dental-focused M&A Advisor, advised Farina Orthodontic Specialists in its affiliation with Smile Doctors, a portfolio company of Linden Capital Partners. The transaction was led by Kevin Sauer, Director of Mergers & Acquisitions at TUSK Partners. Alex Cherniavsky, and George May, spearheaded the diligence and analytics efforts for TUSK.

Under the leadership of Dr. Mark Farina, Farina Orthodontic Specialists is a leading Orthodontic group in the greater Tampa, Florida area. With 3-clinic locations, Farina Orthodontic Specialists has provided first-class orthodontic care to the tens of thousands of patients in the surrounding community for over 25 years.

Dr. Mark Farina, Founder of Farina Orthodontic Specialists, commented, “TUSK did an incredible job finding the right partner for my business. They brought diverse and rich offers from multiple DSOs, OSOs, and Private Equity Groups, creating tension between the buyers, which resulted in a deal structure I highly desired. Their team has a unique knack for simplifying the complex and ensuring I understood every facet of the multiple offers I received.  It goes without saying, I couldn’t have done this on my own. TUSK helped me find the perfect partner for every aspect of my business.”

Michael Kruspe, Sr. VP of Business Development at Smile Doctors said, “We couldn’t be more pleased with our new partnership with Farina Orthodontic Specialists. Dr. Farina and his highly talented staff were the perfect fit for our acquisition growth plan, but more importantly, the business resembled the same core values as Smile Doctors.  We look forward to providing the necessary support resources to enhance Dr. Farina’s business as we grow together over the coming years.”

About Farina Orthodontic Specialists

Farina Orthodontic Specialists has brought an unmatched blend of expertise and experience, spanning two and a half decades and caring for more than 20,000 smiles in the Tampa Bay Community. Farina Orthodontic Specialists continues to pioneer some of the industry’s latest innovations to provide top-tier care for its patient base. For more information, visit https://farinasmiles.com.

About Smile Doctors

Smile Doctors is the largest ortho-focused dental support organization (OSO) in the U.S. The company has the fastest-growing network of award-winning orthodontists. With more than 325 convenient locations in 25 states, Smile Doctors has a rich history of developing and growing affiliated practices by providing tools and technology that allow their orthodontists to focus entirely on patient care.  For more information, visit https://smiledoctors.com.

About TUSK Partners

TUSK Partners (“TUSK”) provides M&A Advisory services in the dental industry. TUSK has completed over $650M of transactions across all specialties. With an in-depth understanding of the marketplace and access to 100’s of buyers nationwide, we help our clients confidently pursue M&A transactions that maximize their long-term value. With our significant collective experience of over 40+ years of dental practice transactions, we offer our clients solutions that help them achieve their strategic and financial objectives. For more information, visit https://tusk-partners.com.