Henry Schein Inc, Melville, NY, has acquired 100% ownership of five European businesses from Arseus NV, Rotterdam, Netherlands. The transaction includes a French software company that handles dental practice management, as well as four distributors serving dental professionals in France, the Netherlands, and Belgium.

The recently acquired companies include Logiciel Julie, a dental practice management software company in France with more than 8,000 installed systems; Arcade Dentaire, a French distributor of dental equipment, related consumables, and IT solutions; Arseus Dental Solutions BV and NV, which distributes dental equipment, related consumables, and IT solutions to dental practices and universities in the Netherlands and Belgium, respectfully; and Arseus Lab, a distributor of specialist products to dental laboratories in Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, and France.

“The Arseus businesses operate in attractive markets with good growth prospects, and have achieved strong market positions and excellent brand value,” said Stanley M. Bergman, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Henry Schein. “We look forward to welcoming nearly 230 new Team Schein members, including industry leaders, highly skilled sales and technical teams, as well as top software engineers.”