Created Exclusively for Dykema’s Definitive Conference for Dental Service Organizations
Wednesday, July 15 from 11am – 5pm

Dykema is proud to partner with TUSK Partners to offer a one-day workshop with two distinct tracks, created specifically for companies that are not yet backed by private equity funding, to aid entrepreneurs in scaling and exiting their business. TUSK Partners has worked with hundreds of entrepreneurs to help them START, GROW and SELL their group practice or DSO and will bring that experience to you in Dallas. Whether you are in the formative stages of building a group, working on scalability and infrastructure as you look to add your sixth location or are thinking about an exit in the next three to five years, there is something here for you.


NOW FOR A LIMITED TIME: Use discount code MAXIMIZE and receive $50 off your workshop registration!

Additional workshop fee is applied when registering for the conference. Each workshop is limited to 100 participants.
Workshop Discount Code can be combined with other conference registration discounts. 

Track 1 — Growth Strategies through Human Capital & Market Expansion (Limited to 100 people)

Speakers: Perrin DesPortes and Diwakar Sinha


Session includes discussions on:

  • Partnership Buy-In Models
  • Acquisitions vs Affiliation Strategies
  • Growth Modeling & Debt Funding
  • Associate Equity Strategies (Associate Equity Strategies)


Who Should Attend?

Building a DSO is simple, but far from easy.  If you are contemplating starting a group or are already well on your way and looking for tools to increase stability and scale in your organization, this track is for you.  The course will teach attendees how to attract and retain associate talent through various associate equity models, provide insight on gaining access to a consistent source of debt funding and Monday Morning Action Items to begin adding systems and scale to your organization.

Track 2 — Scale & Exit through M&A (Limited to 100 people)

Speakers: Kevin Cumbus, Dykema Representative, Ryan Mingus, Kevin Arnold


Session includes discussions on:

  • What is My Group Worth?
    –  Current trends: Who is buying?, deal structures, etc.
    –  Valuation drivers in M&A today
  • Growing Your Practice Through Acquisition
    –  How to WIN deals in a competitive M&A market
  • Dissecting the Deal
    –  Adj. EBITDA, multiples, value of equity
  • Preparing Your Business for Exit
    –  Strategic or PE
    –  How to achieve a 10x deal


Who Should Attend?

The dental M&A market is white hot and there are more buyers than sellers creating a sellers’ market!  Deal structures have evolved rapidly, and sellers are weighing much more than cash at close driven by a multiple of EBITDA.  The majority of deals today involve partnerships and cashflows over periods of two to five years, so it is important that you frame your business in a manner that maximizes the value you bring.