Bupa to acquire Oasis Dental Care

Healthcare group Bupa has agreed to acquire Oasis Dental Care, the UK's leading private dental provider, from Bridgepoint, the European private equity group, in a transaction totalling £835 million. Bupa says the move is a significant milestone in its strategy to offer customers high quality dental services.

Bupa will become a major dental provider in the UK's £7.1bn dental market, with more than 2m customers, over 1,800 clinicians and 420 clinics.

Bupa UK managing director, David Hynam, said: "There's strong customer demand for high-quality, value-for-money dental services that are convenient and easy to use. Bupa and Oasis have a shared commitment to putting customers first, and we look forward to working together and welcoming the Oasis team into Bupa."