Dental Group Sitting Pretty after Latest Acquisition

Independent dental group, Riverdale Healthcare, has announced its latest acquisition with the arrival of Prettygate Dental into the group.

Located in the historic town of Colchester in Essex, Prettygate Dental offers both NHS and private dental treatment to patients across the Southeast of England through its two practices.

Speaking of the acquisition, Chief Investment Officer for Riverdale, Chris Aylward said, “This is another exciting investment and further strengthens our proposition across the group. Prettygate Dental has been established for over 40 years; therefore, we are delighted to be welcoming their experience into the group.”

Chris added, “The acquisition has been a smooth process. The teams at Apposite Capital, Pinsent Masons and Hazelwoods have yet again provided an outstanding service as we continue our growth strategy.”

Emma Barnes, Chief Executive Officer for Riverdale, said, “The addition of Prettygate Dental emphasises how we continue to effectively implement our growth strategy, and is exciting as it forms part of our planned strategy to extend our offering in the South of the country.  We are pleased to welcome them into our great team at such a positive time on our journey.”

The new acquisitions will be clinically led by Neeraj Diddee as part of his new role as Group Clinical Director for Riverdale Healthcare.

This latest acquisition takes Riverdale to 40 practices plus a dental laboratory.

It has been a busy month for the dental group after it also added a further three practices in the Northeast to the group during May.

Riverdale Healthcare is a dental investment group which was formed in 2019, with an industry-leading management team led by CEO Emma Barnes and backed by specialist healthcare investment fund, Apposite Capital. The team continue to actively source ambitious dental practices which share Riverdale Healthcare’s ethos of providing high quality, ethical dentistry.

Dental practice owners interested in finding out how they can secure the future for their team should contact, in confidence, Chris Aylward at