DETROIT, Mich., December 30, 2013 – Huron Capital Partners LLC (Huron) announced today that the national journal M&A Advisor awarded the firm with the M&A Deal of the Year in the $25-$50 million category. This award was announced at the 12th Annual M&A Advisor Awards Gala held on December 17th at the New York Athletic Club.
Huron won the M&A Deal of the Year award for its investment in Dynamic Dental Partners (DDP), a dental services organization (DSO) based in Sarasota, Fla. that provides operational support to a network of dental practices. The transaction marked Huron’s second investment in the dental industry, following its acquisition of a majority interest in short-term cosmetic orthodontics provider Six Month Smiles, Inc. in January 2013.
“Since 2002, we have been honoring the leading M&A transactions, companies and dealmakers. Huron was chosen from over 400 finalists to receive the award. It gives us great pleasure to recognize Huron and bestow upon them our highest honor for M&A firms and professionals,” said David Fergusson, President, The M&A Advisor.
“We are honored to receive this award which recognizes the challenge of putting together five separate companies comprising thirty-one dental practices,” said Nick Barker, a Huron Partner. “With a solid platform for a buy-and-build strategy now in place, DDP will continue to pursue acquisitions to build density in its core markets and enter new states over time.”
The Awards Gala is the celebration of the year for the industry’s leading M&A dealmakers and is held in conjunction with the 2013 M&A Advisor Summit that featured over 500 of the industry’s leading M&A professionals participating in exclusive interactive forums led by over 50 M&A media, academics and stalwarts.
Since 1998, The M&A Advisor has been presenting, recognizing achievement of and facilitating connections between the world’s leading mergers and acquisitions, financing and turnaround professionals with a comprehensive range of services.