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Ropes & Gray Advises Jacobs Holdings AG in Its Acquisition of North American Dental Group

Practices: Private Equity, Health Care, Tax, Finance, Intellectual Property Transactions, Labor & Employment

Ropes & Gray advised Jacobs Holdings AG, a global professional investment firm based in Zurich, in its acquisition of Pittsburgh-based North American Dental Group, a network of more than 200 dental practices in 11 states and 23 regional markets.

The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of 2019 and is subject to regulatory approval. As reported in the press release available here, the founding partners and the company’s dentist partners will retain a significant equity position following the closing of the transaction.

The Ropes & Gray team was led by private equity partners Neill Jakobe and Timothy Castelli, and included health care partner Deborah Gersh (all of Chicago), benefits partner Josh Lichtenstein (New York), tax partner Leo Arnaboldi (New York), finance partner Michael Lee (Boston), IP transactions counsel Thomas Burke (New York), private equity associate James Davis (Chicago), labor and employment associate Jennifer Cormier (Boston), finance associate Daniel Coyne (Boston), and health care associate Jennifer Romig (Chicago).

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