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When selling your group dental practice, you need to know "Your Number"

Posted by Perrin DesPortes on Feb 18, 2018 6:00:00 AM

We work with clients all over the U.S. and inevitably hear comments like: “My five-location group generates about $12,000,000 in revenue.  I’d like to build it up over the next five years and sell it for $50,000,000.” 

OK…if you say so. 

Do you want to borrow $49,000,000 to make that happen?  I kinda doubt it.

What do you care more about: the amount of the sale or the amount you put in your bank account?  If your answer is the latter, then you need to pay more attention to the amount of debt you take on and the impact that the tax rate will play because both of those will be paid off before the sale proceeds are deposited into your account.

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Tags: Selling your dental practice DSO, Growing Your Dental Practice or DSO

Selling a Group Dental Practice?  Here's What Private Equity looks for...

Posted by Perrin DesPortes on Feb 7, 2018 10:59:57 AM

Wisdom & Wandering from the Herd

Last fall, my partners and I all attended the McGuireWoods Healthcare Private Equity Conference here in Charlotte.  While most of the southeast was still battling the remnants of what was Hurricane Irma, we had an opportunity to listen to sector experts as they tried to navigate the swirling winds of the healthcare industry.  Make no mistake – healthcare is hot.  There is a lot of opportunity, but it doesn’t come without an equal amount of risk.

Here’s what we learned…

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Tags: Company News, Selling your dental practice DSO, Growing Your Dental Practice or DSO

Which Dental Corporate Structure - S, C or LLC?

Posted by Perrin DesPortes on Dec 7, 2017 8:09:26 PM

We have had the honor of speaking at many conferences this year and have fielded too many questions to count.  Having said that, one particular question seems to come up with great frequency among those who own group practices:

“What’s the difference if I’m an S, C or LLC as it relates to the tax impact of selling my business?”

Well, we’ve also closed several deals recently (and have several others in the works) where the corporate election will have a major tax impact on the outcome of the deal.  There are structural considerations of the transaction that can offset some – not all – of the tax impact, but make no mistake – corporate entity election swings major dollars at the closing table. 

 

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Tags: DSO vs group practice, Growing Your Dental Practice or DSO, Selling your dental practice DSO

Would You Ever Try to Sell Your DSO on Shark Tank?!

Posted by Perrin DesPortes on Nov 7, 2017 7:37:49 PM

Doubtfully, but the Dentist Entrepreneur Organization led by Dr. Marc Cooper and CEO Jacob Puhl recently created a similar experience – and let me assure you, it was an EXPERIENCE – for four of their lucky members.

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Tags: Company News, Growing Your Dental Practice or DSO, Dental Practice Brokerage, how much is my dental practice worth?

DSO Fundamentals & Industry Trends (Video)

Posted by Perrin DesPortes on Oct 18, 2017 8:55:53 PM

Are DSOs really going to take over the practice of dentistry? 

No, but there are a number of legitimate reasons why they've become so incredibly popular over the last several years.  We've been asked to speak to numerous groups of people over the last year and all of them - regardless of whether they were dentists, industry consultants, sales professionals or clinical professionals - have had the same questions:

  • How did all of this start?
  • What are the reasons behind it?
  • Why is everyone so interested in forming a group or DSO?
  • And, most importantly, do I want to get involved in it? 
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Tags: Growing Your Dental Practice or DSO, Selling your dental practice DSO, how much is my dental practice worth?

Selling Your DSO?  Here's What Private Equity looks for

Posted by Perrin DesPortes on Sep 15, 2017 2:41:28 PM

Wisdom & Wandering from the Herd

Last fall, my partners and I all attended the McGuireWoods Healthcare Private Equity Conference here in Charlotte.  While most of the southeast was still battling the remnants of what was Hurricane Irma, we had an opportunity to listen to sector experts as they tried to navigate the swirling winds of the healthcare industry.  Make no mistake – healthcare is hot.  There is a lot of opportunity, but it doesn’t come without an equal amount of risk.

Here’s what we learned…

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Tags: Company News, Selling your dental practice DSO, Growing Your Dental Practice or DSO

Launch of TUSK Partners

Posted by Perrin DesPortes on Sep 6, 2017 2:50:07 PM

“The day before something is a breakthrough, it's a crazy idea.” ~Peter Diamandis 

Today we're excited to announce the official launch of the TUSK Partners website.  

TUSK Partners provides Buy-Side and Sell-Side Advisory Services, Strategic Consulting and Capital Raising Alternatives to Middle Market Dental Groups and DSOs.  We are passionate about working with transformative businesses and the management teams who drive their growth.  We build long-term relationships focused on maximizing shareholder value.   

You can download more details about our service offering here.

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Tags: Growing Your Dental Practice or DSO, Selling your dental practice DSO, how much is my dental practice worth?

Wisdom & Wandering from the Herd: Human Capital - Marketing

Posted by Perrin DesPortes on Aug 29, 2017 8:11:19 PM

“Leaders of companies that go from good to great start not with “where” but with “who.” They start by getting the right people on the bus, the wrong people off the bus, and the right people in the right seats.” ~Jim Collins, Good to Great

We’re going to take a slight break from our normal discussions of ROI, growth rates, scale and finances to delve deeper into the most important capital in your business – human capital.  All of your Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) don’t add up to much if your team can’t execute the plan, so we’re going to talk about five critical roles in the typical DSO and how the responsibilities of each need to scale right along with the person who is accountable for it. 

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Tags: Growing Your Dental Practice or DSO, Selling your dental practice DSO, how much is my dental practice worth?

Wisdom & Wandering from the Herd: To DSO or Not to DSO?

Posted by Perrin DesPortes on Aug 9, 2017 11:51:10 AM

“I have a memory like an elephant.  In fact, elephants consult me.” ~Noel Coward

We have had the honor of speaking at many conferences this year and have fielded too many questions to count.  Having said that, one particular question seems to come up with great frequency among those who own one to three or four offices: “What’s the real difference in a group practice versus a DSO, and when does it make sense to form an actual DSO?”

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Tags: Growing Your Dental Practice or DSO, Selling your dental practice DSO, how much is my dental practice worth?, DSO vs group practice

Wisdom & Wandering from the Herd: You're Not Time-Broke

Posted by Perrin DesPortes on Jul 31, 2017 4:22:32 PM

“I have a memory like an elephant.  In fact, elephants consult me.” ~Noel Coward

I recently wrote a blog post about creating time in your schedule to work ON your business instead of always working IN your business.  Let’s face it: we’re all time-broke – and nobody sees that changing any time soon.  Strategic planning is critically important for any business, but there’s one aspect of working on your business that often goes neglected: working on YOU.

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Tags: Growing Your Dental Practice or DSO, Selling your dental practice DSO, how much is my dental practice worth?

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