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The Dawson Academy Acquired By Valencia Capital

Dawson Academy


Dec 2016



Valencia Capital recently acquired Dawson Center, LLC, dba The Dawson Academy, a Generational Equity client. The deal closed on Dec. 30, 2016.

Dr. Peter E. Dawson, DDS, founded The Dawson Academy in 1979 to provide his fellow dentists with post-graduate education that improved their practice both clinically and financially. Today, a faculty of more than 20 practicing dentists from around the world teach clients in all 50 states and across 40 countries. The academy offers in-person lectures and workshops, online courses, treatment planning software, discussion boards and local study groups.

Valencia Capital is a private equity firm that typically targets investments of $500,000 to $5 million. Currently, their portfolio includes positions in companies providing health and beauty products, specialized packaging, thermal and pressure related controls, online limousine booking and niche food product manufacturing.

Generational Equity Managing Director Julie Sandoval and her team, headed by trusted affiliate Mario Dieckmann, and Vice President Mark Breheny, led the deal to a successful close.

“It was a pleasure working with the dedication and focus of Dawson’s President, Joan Forrest, and Valencia Capital’s Will Rose,” said Dieckmann.

Read more on the acquisition here.