Linden Capital Partners Completes Acquisition of Young Innovations, Inc.

   Linden Capital Partners Completes Acquisition of Young Innovations, Inc.

PR Newswire

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 31, 2013

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Young Innovations, Inc. ("Young" or
the "Company") today announced the completion of its acquisition by affiliates
of Linden Capital Partners ("Linden") in an all-cash transaction valued at
approximately $314 million.

As previously announced, the transaction was approved by Young shareholders at
a special meeting of shareholders held January30, 2013. Pursuant to the terms
of the agreement and plan of merger, Young's shareholders are entitled to
receive $39.50 in cash, without interest, less any applicable withholding
taxes, for each share of Young common stock owned by them. As a result of the
acquisition, Young's common stock will no longer be listed for trading on

Shareholders of record will receive a letter of transmittal and instructions
on how to surrender their shares of Young common stock in exchange for the
merger consideration. Shareholders of record should wait to receive the letter
of transmittal before surrendering their shares.

Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated served as financial advisor, and provided a
fairness opinion, to the Board of Directors of Young in connection with the
transaction. McDermott Will & Emery LLP served as legal advisors to Young in
connection with the transaction. Kirkland & Ellis LLP served as legal counsel
to Linden in connection with the transaction.

About Young Innovations, Inc.:

Young develops, manufactures and markets supplies and equipment used by
dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants and consumers. The Company's
consumables product offering includes disposable and metal prophy angles,
prophy cups and brushes, dental micro-applicators, moisture control products,
infection control products, dental handpieces (drills) and related components,
endodontic systems, orthodontic toothbrushes, flavored examination gloves,
children's toothbrushes, and children's toothpastes. In addition, the Company
offers a line of diagnostic products that includes panoramic X-ray machines
and related supplies. The Company believes it is a leading U.S. manufacturer
or distributor of prophy angles and cups, liquid surface disinfectants, dental
micro-applicators and obturation units designed for warm, vertical

About Linden Capital Partners:

Linden Capital Partners is a Chicago-based private equity firm focused
exclusively on leveraged buyouts in the healthcare and life science
industries. Linden's strategy is based upon three elements: i) healthcare and
life science industry specialization, ii) integrated private equity and
operating expertise, and iii) strategic relationships with large corporations.
Linden currently has investments in middle market platforms in the products,
distribution, and services segments of healthcare.

SOURCE Young Innovations, Inc.

Contact: Tony Davis, +1-312-506-5600, Bill Drehkoff, +1-312-506-5600
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