How a thesis on the obesity crisis led to Varsity’s orthopedics deal

David Alpern, Varsity Healthcare Partners, private equity, healthcare, Orthopaedic Institute, merger, M&A
  • Orthopaedic Institute one of first in segment to partner with PE
  • Varsity mulls gastroenterology, women’s-health opportunities
  • Currently investing out of Fund II, $300 mln fund
Varsity Healthcare Partners’ longstanding thesis around the threat of obesity led it to a largely uncharted area for private equity: orthopedic services. If history repeats itself, more consolidation is poised to follow as the PE community looks to deploy capital ...
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