Stout acted as exclusive financial advisor to the founders and shareholders of PlusDental (Sunshine Smile GmbH) in connection with its sale to Straumann Group.
The healthtech start-up PlusDental is present in several European countries and is a leading provider of doctor-led clear-aligner treatment solutions. PlusDental combines consistent digitalization and high medical standards with the goal of making innovative dentistry accessible to more people. In addition to working with experienced partner dentists across Europe, the company is supported by an independent medical advisory board. The company relies on in-house development and production of the aligners in its Berlin dental laboratory and on medical checks by registered dentists. In total, over 50,000 patients have already successfully completed treatment with PlusDental, and in 2021 there were more than 20,000. Together with its Europe-wide network of clinics, the company has digitalized the entire treatment process for mild to moderate malocclusions. In 2021, PlusDental was named test winner in the aligner provider category by the German Institute for Service Quality (DISQ).
The Straumann Group (SIX: STMN) is a global leader in tooth replacement and orthodontic solutions that restore smiles and confidence. It brings together global and international brands such as Anthogyr, ClearCorrect, Dental Wings, Medentika, Neodent, NUVO, Straumann, and other fully or partially controlled companies and partners that represent excellence, innovation, and quality in tooth replacement as well as corrective and digital dentistry. In collaboration with leading clinics, institutes, and universities, the Group researches, develops, manufactures, and supplies dental implants, instruments, CADCAM prosthetics, orthodontic splints, biomaterials, and digital solutions for tooth correction, tooth replacement, tooth restoration, and tooth loss prevention.