DD Group acquires a leading European dental distribution platform DPI

  • Acquisition creates a pan European dental distribution platform with more than 40,000 customers in Europe.
  • Transaction provides springboard for further European consolidation.

DD Group today announces that it has acquired 100% of the shares in Dental Promotion & Innovation SA (“DPI”), a leading dental distribution platform in continental Europe.

DPI is the largest dental distributor in Belgium, the third largest in France, and has a strong presence in Germany and the Netherlands.  The transaction expands DD Group’s distribution coverage beyond the UK and Ireland into Western Europe and offers significant potential for synergies between the two businesses. DPI’s distribution capabilities will be added to DD Group’s current infrastructure, creating a pan-European leader in the distribution of dental consumables, equipment, laboratory services, aesthetics, and related services.

CEO of DD Group, Sam Tyrer, said “this acquisition represents a transformational moment in our company’s long history, being our first foray into continental Europe, enabling us to continue the company’s expansion and consolidate our presence in the European dental market. DD Group is acquiring a high-quality business with an outstanding team who have made an important contribution to the success and consistent growth of DPI over the past 20 years.”   

David Vancutsem, DPI’s Founder and CEO, added “As founder of DPI, I am delighted to have found a like-minded and supportive partner in DD Group. We share the same ambitious aspirations for the business, and I look forward to working alongside DD Group as we aim to create Europe’s leading dental distribution platform.”

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About DD Group

Founded over 50 years ago, DD (formerly branded Dental Directory) is the only integrated distribution and demand creation platform for products and services for both dental and medical aesthetics customers. Through a unique ‘one-stop shop’, customers have access to over 30,000 dental and medical aesthetics products, prescription medicines, equipment and technology alongside dental engineering and compliance services. DD Group is an affiliated portfolio company of Sun European Partners, LLP.

For more information, please visit www.ddgroupcorporate.com

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About DPI

Founded in 2004, DPI is a leading European distributor of dental consumables and has its own laboratory to produce crowns and bridges. Headquartered in Anderlecht, the group services nearly 30,000 customers across Belgium, France, Germany, Netherlands and Luxembourg, with a strong focus on long term relationships with the leading dental product manufacturers, and complimented by excellent customer service and strong product availability.