TUSK Partners Advises Mundo Dentistry in its sale to Guardian Dentistry Partners…

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CHARLOTTE, N.C., February 28, 2023 — TUSK Partners (“TUSK”) the premiere dental-focused M&A Advisor, advised Mundo Dentistry Orthodontics in its affiliation with Guardian Dentistry Partners. The transaction was led by Kevin Sauer, Director of Mergers & Acquisitions at TUSK Partners. Alex Cherniavsky, Sam Lupton, and George May spearheaded the diligence and analytics efforts for TUSK.

Under the leadership of Dr. Matthew Howell, Mundo Dentistry & Orthodontics is a leading Orthodontic group in the greater Fort Mill, South Carolina area. Mundo Dentistry & Orthodontics has provided premier dental care to the tens of thousands smiles of the Carolinas.

Dr. Matthew Howell, CEO of Mundo Dentistry & Orthodontics, commented, “When it came time to find a trusted advisor, TUSK was the first to come to mind. I have known Kevin Cumbus (Founder of TUSK) since working with him at Mundo when he owned the business.  I also knew TUSK had a proven track-record in maximizing value through a marketed sales process, a crucial piece to pursuing a partnership. The TUSK team was exceptional in bringing a diverse and rich set of offers from a multitude of strategic and financial partners. We couldn’t have asked for a better team to guide us through this pivotal moment in our lives. In Guardian, we have found a true partner with local infrastructure that puts doctors and their dreams first. I’m excited for what the future holds for Mundo and GDP.”

Kevin Cumbus, President of TUSK partners added, “This transaction is a special one for me personally.  I had the pleasure of working with Dr. Howell when I owned the business with my business partner, Dr. Blake Kingsbury.  I loved getting to know him personally and watch him grow professionally as an associate and then as a business owner after he bought the business in 2018.  Matt is an incredible entrepreneur (who happens to be a dentist) and I could not be happier for him with his new partnership with Guardian.”

Max Van Vliet, VP of Partnership Development at Guardian Dentistry Partners said, “We couldn’t be more pleased with our partnership with Mundo Dentistry & Orthodontics. Dr. Howell, his experienced staff, and his incredible doctors who are becoming partners with GDP as part of our path to partnership program have built a successful practice with a culture mirroring ours. We look forward to a seamless partnership and providing all necessary support for the continued success of Mundo Dentistry & Orthodontics.”

About Mundo Dentistry & Orthodontics

Mundo Dentistry & Orthodontics has served North and South Carolina communities since 2015. They have provided expert dental care while utilizing best-in-class dental technology, championing a modern and safe practice of dentistry. For more information, visit https://mundodentistry.com .

About Guardian Dentistry Partners

Founded by a group of passionate dentists and a family office, Guardian Dentistry Partners is a premier Dental Partnership Network dedicated to providing world-class support services and growth opportunities for its network of dentist partners. Founded in 2018, Guardian has expanded rapidly and now supports dental entrepreneurs in Alabama, Florida, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas and Virginia. For more information, visit https://www.guardiandentistry.com .

About TUSK Partners

TUSK Partners (“TUSK”) provides M&A Advisory services in the dental industry. TUSK has completed over $800M 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.