August 19, 2014

Brentwood Capital Partners has invested an undisclosed amount in Spear Education, an Arizona-based dental education company.

Linden Capital Partners, a Chicago-based private equity firm, led the recent recapitalization of eight-year-old Spear, which specializes in postgraduate classes. Brentwood Capital Advisors served as the financial advisor to Spear. Through a subscription-based platform as well as a Scottsdale campus (pictured here), Spear offers staff training, treatment advice and practice growth tools.

“Spear’s full continuum of dental education tools, growth characteristics, recurring revenue model and market-leading position enabled BCA to position the company as an attractive opportunity for investors,” Nick Carteaux, Brentwood Capital Advisors managing director and partner, said in a release. “We believe this investment will provide the resources necessary to drive significant future growth of dental education and the Spear platform.”

Brentwood Capital Partners is a $15 million fund that also has invested in Hendersonville-based revenue cycle play Xtend Healthcare and diagnostic lab company PathGroup.