August 11, 2015

MSouth Closes the Acquisition of Children & Teen Dental Group

Atlanta, GA (August 11, 2015) – MSouth Equity Partners, an Atlanta-based private equity firm, announced the closing of its newest investment. In partnership with management, MSouth completed the acquisition of C&TDG Holdings, LLC, dba Children & Teen Dental Group.

Children & Teen Dental Group, headquartered in Alpharetta, GA, provides dental support organization services to pediatric dental and orthodontic offices. The Company currently provides services to five practices in Georgia. As a part of this transaction, the Company expanded into the Florida market for dental support organization services through its acquisition of certain dental practice assets and entry into a suite of management services and related agreements for a Lakeland, Florida dental practice.

The predecessor of Children & Teen Dental Group was formed in 2011 as an investment platform to acquire pediatric dental practices and open de novo offices in attractive, east coast markets. The Company seeks to acquire proven successful pediatric dental practices and expand their service offering to include orthodontics. The Company’s dental service model will centralize all administrative services in order to enable the clinical staff to focus 100% of their time and energy on patient care while also improving productivity.

Peter Pettit, an MSouth Partner, said, "We are excited about our investment in Children & Teen Dental Group. The management team has built a scalable investment platform and has identified an attractive opportunity to be an early leader in the pediatric dentistry consolidation. We look forward to partnering with this management team and continuing to grow the business."

MSouth Equity Partners is a private equity investment firm that provides equity capital and expertise to support management teams in acquisitions and recapitalizations of lower middle market companies typically valued between $25 and $150 million. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, MSouth invests primarily in the South with a consistent focus on management buyouts of companies in sectors where the firm has significant investment, management and transactional experience. MSouth invests with the objective of increasing operating cash flow through growth initiatives and active ownership. A key element of MSouth's investment strategy is partnering with proven management teams to create value. With $1.3 billion under management across three funds, MSouth is a successor to Cravey, Green & Wahlen, Inc., which was founded in 1984.