Bupa completes acquisition of Oasis Dental Care

10 February 2017
Bupa today announces it has completed its acquisition of Oasis Dental Care, the UK's leading private dental provider, following regulatory referral from the European Commission to the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).
This is an important milestone for Bupa, with the acquisition playing a significant part in Bupa's strategy to offer customers high quality dental services across the UK. Bupa will become a major dental provider in the UK's £7.1bn dental market, with over 2m dental patients and more than 400 clinics.

David Hynam, Bupa UK Managing Director said: “We’re delighted to announce that Bupa’s acquisition of Oasis Dental is now complete. There’s strong customer demand for high-quality, value-for-money dental services that are convenient and easy-to-use. Bupa and Oasis have a shared commitment to putting patients first, and we look forward to welcoming the Oasis team into the Bupa family.” 

Justin Ash, Oasis CEO said: “Bupa is a fantastic permanent home for the Oasis business; both organisations care deeply about patients and people, and both are focused on delivering high quality clinical care. We look forward to the continued success of Oasis under Bupa ownership.”

In November 2016, Bupa announced it had agreed to acquire Oasis. The acquisition is subject to final clearance from the CMA. Oasis will continue to operate as a separate business from Bupa until clearance is granted.

For more information, please contact:


Media: Sally Pain or Jo Simmons on +44 (0) 207 656 2454 or email bupapressoffice@bupa.com

Investors: Gareth Evans +44 (0) 207 656 2316


Damian Reece +44 (0) 7931 598 593 or email damian.reece@instinctif.com

Notes to editor

  • Bupa completed the acquisition of Oasis Dental Care on 09 February 2017 with an enterprise value of £835m
  • The UK dental market was estimated as £7.1 billion in 2015/16 (52% private and 48% NHS). It is forecast to grow by 2.1% (CAGR) per year by 2020/21. Underlying long-term growth is driven by structural factors including favourable demographics such as ageing and a growing population, government policy trends as dentistry becomes a higher profile public service, and the growth in cosmetic dentistry.
  • Oasis Dental Care is the second largest dental provider in the UK with 380 practices and over 1,800 dentists, serving both the private and public sectors in equal measure. Oasis Dental Centre has annual revenue of £277m for the financial year 2015/16, more than 6,000 people and serves 2m active patients in the UK.

About Bupa

Bupa's purpose is helping people live longer, healthier, happier lives.

With no shareholders, our customers are our focus. We reinvest profits into providing more and better healthcare for the benefit of current and future customers.

We have 15.5m health insurance customers, provide healthcare to over 14.5m people in our clinics and hospitals, and look after over 22,900 aged care residents.

We employ over 78,000 people, principally in the UK, Australia, Spain, Poland, Chile, New Zealand, Hong Kong, the USA, Brazil, the Middle East and Ireland. We also have associate businesses in Saudi Arabia and India.

Health insurance is around 70% of our business. In a number of countries, we also run clinics, dental centres, hospitals and care homes and villages.

For more information, visit www.bupa.com.

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