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May 30, 2024

Marriott & Co. Serves as Exclusive Financial Advisor to Dontage, LLC

Richmond, Va. — Marriott & Co., a premier middle market investment banking firm based in Richmond, VA, is pleased to announce that it served as the exclusive financial advisor to Dontage, LLC (the “Company”), a renowned medical aesthetics practice located in Fairfax, VA in its partnership with Alpha Aesthetics Partners. Alpha Aesthetics Partners is a portfolio company of Thurston Group, a healthcare-focused private equity firm headquartered in Chicago, IL. The transaction closed on May 14, 2024. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Since its founding in 2017, Dontage has become highly respected for its unparalleled expertise and precise techniques in advanced injections and laser treatments. The Company is led by its Founder, Waseem Garbia, PA-C, an Allergan Certified Master Injector and one of the leading injectors on the East Coast. Mr. Garbia has trained thousands of aesthetic medical providers across the U.S. and Canada, serving as a national trainer for both Allergan and MedAesthetics.

By partnering with Dontage, Alpha strengthens its dedication to empowering aesthetic practices. This collaboration ensures that these practices can leverage a national platform’s benefits while preserving their unique clinical identities and operating independently.

Waseem Garbia, PA-C, Founder and Master Injector at Dontage, praised the Marriott & Co. team for their crucial role in achieving a remarkable outcome for his Company. “This transaction was a significant milestone for both my company and myself, so having an experienced M&A advisor was essential,” Mr. Garbia stated. “Marriott & Co.’s hands-on approach, responsiveness, and expertise in managing an efficient transaction process were vital to the success of this transaction. This collaboration positions us perfectly to enhance our growth and continue delivering outstanding care to our patients.”

Justin Marriott, Managing Director of Marriott & Co., commented, “The medical aesthetics sector is currently undergoing rapid expansion, accompanied by heightened levels of sustained M&A activity. It was an honor to facilitate the significant transaction for Dontage with Alpha Aesthetics Partners. Working with Waseem and his team was a pleasure. We extend our best wishes to Dontage for continued success in their new partnership.”

About Dontage, LLC:

Established in 2017, Dontage is a distinguished medical aesthetics practice located in Fairfax, VA. It offers advanced injections and laser treatments, serving patients in Northern Virginia and the Greater Washington, D.C. area. The practice is led by its Founder, Waseem Garbia, PA-C, an Allergan Master Injector and a national trainer for Allergan and MedAesthetics. For more information, please visit

About Alpha Aesthetics Partners:

Alpha Aesthetics Partners is a premier Medical Aesthetics platform, offering partners the best in clinical training, administration support, strategic insights, team culture, leadership development, marketing, industry connections, and partner experience. Alpha Aesthetics Partners is backed by Thurston Group, a private equity firm specializing in growing healthcare companies. For more information, please visit

About Marriott & Co.:

Headquartered in Richmond, VA, Marriott & Co. ( is a premier, independent boutique investment banking firm focused on advising privately-held companies across a wide variety of industries. The firm provides merger and acquisition advisory and capital raising services primarily to family-held businesses and entrepreneurial business owners in the middle market.  Marriott & Co.’s unique entrepreneurial culture enables the firm to tailor its services to meet the needs of its clients, and the firm’s professionals have an unparalleled understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing these companies and their owners today.  By delivering senior banker attention, a high-touch approach to client service and best-in-class process execution to every assignment it undertakes, Marriott & Co. has established a long track record of closing successful transactions for clients all over the U.S.

Contact:  Justin Marriott
Phone: (804) 344-0952