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New Deal: Envisage Dental

Kartesia completes £32m debt funding to Envisage Dental in third UK deal

Kartesia, the European specialist provider of capital solutions for small and mid-sized companies, is pleased to announce debt funding to Envisage Dental (“Envisage” or “The Company”), a UK dental group operating private pay clinics across the country. 

Founded in 2014 by husband and wife team Dr Sandy Dau (Clinical Director and Dentist) and Harry Gill (CEO), the Company focuses on private pay denistry with high clinical quality care and customer service at the heart of its proposition. The proceeds of Kartesia’s debt investment will be used to support the Company’s buy and build strategy.  

Kartesia has provided £32m of Committed Facilities to the Company from its KSO I fund, the third tranasaction for its senior debt strategy in the UK since Nick Holman joined as a Director in February this year. This financing also represents Kartesia’s third in the dental health sector, following previous investments in Vitaldent in Spain (September 2018) and Efficentres in France (December 2019), meaning the deal team brings significant existing sector expertise. 

The deal team at Kartesia comprised Jaime Prieto, Nick Holman and Karan Patole. 

Harry Gill, co-founder and CEO at Envisage, said: “This flexible solution provided by Kartesia, will allow us to continue to pursue both acquisitions and local organic growth. We are committed to building a company for the long term and therefore remain focussed on selecting the right clinics to join the group and then operating those clinics with a localised approach. We are looking forward to working closely with Nick and the team during this next stage of growth.” 

Nick Holman, Director and Head of KSO UK at Kartesia, commented: “We are excited to announce the third deal for the KSO strategy in the UK.  We continue to identify and execute on compelling investment opportunities in sectors we know well. In particular, we have been impressed by the Envisage management team’s proactive approach to dealing with the operational challenges presented by the coronavirus. The senior facility provided to Envisage will allow the management team to finance their ambitious buy & build strategy.” 

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