Roaring Start to the Year with Latest Acquisition

Riverdale Healthcare has today announced its first acquisition of the new year with the arrival of Lion House Dental Practice into the group.

Located in the market town of Richmond in North Yorkshire, Lion House Dental Practice offers both NHS and private dental treatment to patients across the North of England.

Speaking of the acquisition, Chief Investment Officer for Riverdale, Chris Aylward said, “This is another exciting investment and strengthens our proposition in the North Yorkshire region.

Having practices in close proximity to each other is conducive to delivering outstanding care to the people in our communities. Lion House Dental practice has been established for over 25 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 provided an outstanding service as we continue our growth strategy.”

This latest acquisition takes Riverdale to 35 practices plus a dental laboratory.

Emma Barnes, Chief Executive Officer for Riverdale, said, “The addition of Lion House Dental Practice emphasises how we continue to implement our growth strategy. We are pleased to welcome them into our great team at the start of what promises to be an exciting year ahead.”

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