Bupa UK’s acquisition of Oasis cleared by the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA)

17 March 2017
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has cleared Bupa’s acquisition of Oasis Dental Care, the UK’s leading private dental provider. This means that Bupa can now begin integrating the two businesses.

David Hynam, CEO, Bupa UK said: "Today is an exciting milestone that marks Bupa and Oasis coming together to serve millions of dental patients across the UK.

“Our focus is on integrating the businesses so that we can continue to offer quality, value-for-money dental services at hundreds of convenient locations.
"I’m delighted to welcome the Oasis team to Bupa UK."

Notes to editor

Bupa Dental UK will comprise around 420 Oasis and Bupa dental practices, with more than 1,800 clinicians serving over two million patients.

Oasis Dental Care is the second largest dental provider in the UK, and the only branded operator of scale in its market with 380 practices and over 1,800 dentists, serving both the private and public sectors in equal measure. Oasis Dental Care 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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