Peakstone Advises Tess Oral Health on its sale to ArchStar Capital

M&A Advisor

May, 2024. Peakstone served as exclusive M&A advisor to Tess Oral Health in connection with its sale to ArchStar Capital, LLC.

Founded in 1989, Tess Oral Health (Tess) is a leading manufacturer of personalized toothbrushes and other dental products for private practices and their patients. Headquartered in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, it serves over 2,400 clients nationally with tremendous opportunities for continued growth.

Rob Conner, CEO of Tess noted, “We engaged Peakstone to find a partner with the right background, reach and cultural fit to take our business to the next level, smarter and faster than we would achieve independently. Peakstone conducted a very thorough process providing us with options that allow us to find the right partner in ArchStar. We commend Peakstone in expertly positioning our business and advising us throughout the process.”

Founding ArchStar partner, Tom Mingo, noted “We are excited to utilize our resources and expertise in value creation to assist Tess Oral Health attain the next level of growth. We eagerly anticipate collaborating with their stellar team to enhance their already strong reputation and solidify their unique position as the leader in the oral care space.”

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

For additional information please contact:

Peter Melloni, Managing Director, 630-664-3457,

Jeff Temple, Managing Partner, 312-346-7301,


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About Tess Oral Health

Tess is a leading, USA manufacturer of brushes, personalized with our client’s logo to promote their practice. Tess continues to add other demanded dental products delivered direct to dental offices with fast turnaround on even custom orders.

About ArchStar Capital

ArchStar Capital, based in the Midwest, invests in lower middle market companies, typically in partnership with founders and management teams. With a focus on establishing long-term partnerships, the company provides capital and operational support to businesses across various industries. The firm’s mission is to empower entrepreneurs and management teams, fuel transformative growth, and deliver exceptional returns for investors.