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October 23, 2015

American Capital Equity Taps King & Spalding to Advise on the Sale of Affordable Care

ATLANTA, Oct. 23, 2015 — King & Spalding advised American Capital Equity on the sale of Affordable Care, Inc. (“ACI”), the largest denture-services provider in the U.S. with more than 200 affiliated practices in 39 states, to Boston-based investment firm Berkshire Partners.  Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

A $1.1 billion private equity fund focused on acquiring control equity positions in companies with $5 to $25 million of EBITDA, ACE III is managed by a subsidiary of American Capital Asset Management, LLC, which is wholly owned by American Capital, Ltd., and based in Bethesda, MD. 

The King & Spalding team was led by partner and head of the firm’s Corporate group, Ray Baltz, with corporate counsel Michael Cubell in New York and associate Brian Park in Atlanta. Additional assistance on tax matters was provided by New York partner John Sweet and Atlanta counsel Mark Kelly; partner Sam Choy and associate Ryan Gorman in Atlanta provided benefits expertise; and New York partner Ellen Marie Snare provided assistance on leveraged finance matters.

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