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Dentist Tim Milligan and assistant Tracy McCaughan treat patient Doc Maclean at Mlliagan's offices in Toronto on Jan. 9, 2009
Dentist Tim Milligan and assistant Tracy McCaughan treat patient Doc Maclean at Mlliagan's offices in Toronto on Jan. 9, 2009
(KEVIN VAN PAASSEN/THE GLOBE AND MAIL)

Private equity invests in world of Canadian dentistry

Private equity activity is heating up in the Canadian health care space in the form of a $121-million investment in Dental Corp. of Canada Holdings Inc.

Mid-market private equity group Imperial Capital joined with the private markets group of pension fund OPTrust to make the investment Monday, after identifying that dental service businesses have been growing quickly in other developed markets.