Healthcare group Bupa is to acquire Dental Corporation, Australia and New Zealand's largest dental group, comprising 190 clinics and more than 560 dentists.

It will pay £244 million for 84% of Dental Corporation Holdings – owned by Fortis Healthcare International – with the rest payable over a three-year period.

Bupa has interests in health insurance, care homes, retirement villages, personal medical alarms, health coaching and opticians in Australia.

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