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The private equity community will continue to flock to healthcare regardless of how the Affordable Care Act is modified or whether it is replaced, several sources told Buyouts. But as the House debates Speaker Paul Ryan’s recently introduced American Health Care Act, experts say the proposed changes to Obamacare, if passed, would create even more opportunity […]
Altasciences Clinical Research and QPS Holdings, two private-equity-backed pharmaceutical-services companies focused on early-phase drug development, are exploring potential sales, according to sources. Wells Fargo has the mandate to sell Argentum Group’s QPS, three sources said. Two said Kilmer Capital Partners’ Altasciences is the midst of its own process via middle-market investment firm Fairmount Partners. QPS was said to be on […]
Centre for Neuro Skills, one of the nation’s largest pure-play providers of rehab for traumatic brain injury, is in the midst of a sales process, according to two sources. Los Angeles middle-market advisory firm Intrepid is conducting the auction for closely held CNS, the sources said. First-round bids for the Bakersfield, California, company came in north of 10 […]
New Mountain Capital has put the nation’s largest soft-contact-lens distributor, ABB Optical Group, on the auction block, according to three sources. Harris Williams is offering financial advice to the sellers, according to two of the sources. William Blair is co-advising on the process, one said. William Blair knows ABB Optical well, having run the strategic-alternatives […]
Healthcare sponsors and dealmakers are calling the highly-fragmented ophthalmology universe the “next dental” or the “next derm,” and sources say there’s no shortage of buyers looking through the lens of opportunities. Indeed, the space that remained untouched for a long time is now commanding a high level of interest from the PE community. The past […]
Air Medical Resource Group, private equity, merger, M&A
Medical-transportation company Air Medical Resource Group is navigating its way toward a sale, according to three sources. An auction for the provider of emergency air medical services is being conducted by Wells Fargo Securities, according to two sources, one of whom said the sales process is in its late stages. A number of large private equity […]
As Grand Rapids Eye Care on Feb. 24 emerged as the latest ophthalmology company to trade hands following a robust sales process, a slew of other vision companies continue to set their sights on a financial partner. Among those currently on the block are New England’s Claris Vision and Chesapeake Eye Care of Annapolis, Maryland, according […]
H.I.G. Capital is negotiating a pair of deals for two medically focused Arizona eye-care companies, according to two sources. The Miami sponsor is in discussions to acquire SouthWestern Eye and Barnet Dulaney Perkins with the intention of merging the two, the sources said. Combined, the two ophthalmology providers would account for north of $10 million […]
An auction process for Parthenon Capital-backed healthcare-engagement company Eliza Corp is underway, according to five sources familiar with the matter. Middle-market-focused Parthenon retained William Blair to explore a potential sale of Eliza in the fall and a process was formally launched this year, sources said. Management presentations were expected to take place in February, one source said. […]

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