Los Angeles, CA (May 5, 2019)—Today, Avante Capital Partners, a women-owned private credit and structured equity fund, announced it has partnered with Inverness Graham Investments for Vista Dental’s acquisition of Apex Dental Materials, Inc. Avante provided unitranche debt for the deal.
Vista Dental, an Inverness Graham Investments portfolio company, is a leading manufacturer in dental and endodontic product solutions, small equipment, and ancillary consumable products. Founded in 1998, Apex Dental Materials, Inc. provides restorative dental materials for practicing clinicians. Combined, Vista and Apex provide a robust line of value-oriented endodontic and restorative dental solutions.
“Vista represents our fourth investment alongside Inverness Graham, and we are pleased to support continued growth with the acquisition of Apex Dental. The combination positions the company well as a full-service endodontic solutions provider,” said Ivelisse Simon, Managing Partner, Avante Capital Partners.
About Avante Capital Partners
Avante Capital Partners is a woman-owned private credit and structured equity fund headquartered in Los Angeles. Avante invests in high-quality, lower middle market businesses generating $3 million+ in cash flow in the form of unitranche debt, traditional mezzanine and minority equity.
About Vista Dental Inc.
Founded in 1997 and headquartered in Racine, Wisconsin Vista Dental designs, manufactures, packages and distributes more than 300 cataloged items, many of which offer significant clinical advantages. The company is best known for its endodontic irrigating solutions that outperform traditional medicaments, leading to better patient outcomes. More recently, with the introduction of the Phasor composite heating gun and the Valiant curing light, Vista has become a leader in dental material handling technology.
About Inverness Graham Investments Inc.
Inverness Graham Investments is a private investment firm that acquires tech-enabled product and service companies at the growing intersection of technology and traditional industry. As a strategic platform build specialist, Inverness Graham Investments acquires high growth companies and further accelerates their growth through highly targeted organic and acquisitive initiatives. The firm draws on a 50-year plus operating heritage as part of the Graham Group, providing transformational capital and the operational support necessary to accelerate growth while enabling owners to achieve their key liquidity objectives. Headquartered in Newtown Square, PA, with over $950 million of assets under management, Inverness Graham Investments has invested in over 50 tech-enabled companies since its founding over 15 years ago. Inverness Graham Investments is currently investing out of its $415M fourth fund, Inverness Graham IV.