The Beekman Group has announced it has partnered with Riccobene Associates Family Dentistry.

The Beekman Group, based in New York, is a private equity firm that seeks investments in lower middle-market companies in several industries, including healthcare. Within healthcare, businesses targeted include those in dental, dermatology, diagnostics and monitoring, emergency room and urgent care, eye care, hospital outsourcing and physical therapy.

Riccobene Associates, based in Cary, N.C., provides general and multi-specialty dental services in a network of 16 North Carolina dental offices.

Beekman’s investment in Riccobene Associates creates a regionally focused dental services organization to support the network.