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Tyree & D’Angelo Partners Announces Strategic Minority Investment in Signature Dental Partners by Mitsui & Co.

Signature Dental Partners (“SDP”), a Phoenix, Arizona-based provider of dental practice management services with operations in over 8 western states of the United States, has closed a strategic minority investment with Mitsui & Co., Ltd. (“Mitsui”). With this investment, Mitsui has partnered with Tyree & D’Angelo Partners (“TDP”), SDP’s private equity sponsor and control investor, along with SDP’s management team and board to support the company’s future growth prospects.

SDP is a fast-growing Dental Support Organization (“DSO”) that provides non-medical practice management services to more than 60 dental practices in the western United States, fostering a collaborative work environment that allows dental professionals to focus on their medical practice and deliver high-quality clinical care. SDP plans to use the funds from this strategic investment to continue to execute on its rapid growth plans through additional dental practice acquisitions and affiliations in the western United States. Through this investment, Mitsui will provide added value by leveraging the knowledge and expertise it has accumulated in Japan through its investments in the orthodontic aligner business, the manufacture and sale of silicon-processed dentures, and the operation of dental clinic groups, as well as by leveraging Mitsui’s comprehensive strengths to contribute to the enrichment of people’s lives in the United States, the largest healthcare market in the world.

While working to reinvent healthcare with more patient-centered approaches, Mitsui has focused its efforts on the prevention of illness before medical intervention becomes necessary, and, above all, the creation of an environment that ensures individuals’ physical and mental well-being. Mitsui is also working to create a world of wellness in which healthcare, disease prevention, and well-being needs are all fully met, by pursuing a range of business activities that combine practical expertise gained at the healthcare frontlines with the power of digital technology. TDP as well as SDP’s management and board are excited to partner with Mitsui to help achieve this mission and expand Signature’s footprint and support offerings to a greater number of dentists and oral healthcare professionals.
About Mitsui & Co., Ltd.

Mitsui & Co., Ltd. (8031: JP) is a global trading and investment company with a diversified business portfolio that spans approximately 63 countries in Asia, Europe, North, Central & South America, The Middle East, Africa, and Oceania. Mitsui has about 5,500 employees and deploys talent around the globe to identify, develop, and grow businesses in collaboration with a global network of trusted partners. Mitsui has built a strong and diverse core business portfolio covering the Mineral and Metal Resources, Energy, Machinery and Infrastructure, and Chemicals industries. Leveraging its strengths, Mitsui has further diversified beyond its core profit pillars to create multifaceted value in new areas, including innovative Energy Solutions, Healthcare & Nutrition, and through a strategic focus on high-growth Asian markets. This strategy aims to derive growth opportunities by harnessing some of the world’s main mega-trends: sustainability, health & wellness, digitalization, and the growing power of the consumer. Mitsui has a long heritage in Asia, where it has established a diverse and strategic portfolio of businesses and partners that gives it a strong differentiating edge, provides exceptional access for all global partners to the world’s fastest-growing region, and strengthens its international portfolio. For more information on Mitsui & Co’s businesses visit