Healthcare Private Equity

Our results-oriented, business-minded deal attorneys work seamlessly with our nationally ranked healthcare regulatory attorneys to help private equity clients and their portfolio companies achieve their strategic goals. Clients rely on our deep understanding of healthcare law and our significant experience navigating the unique regulatory and business environment of the healthcare industry.

Since 2015, we have served as deal counsel in more than 150 private equity related transactions in the healthcare industry. We regularly assist private equity firms and their healthcare portfolio companies in structuring, negotiating and executing acquisitions and financings and in dispositions of healthcare investments through sales, recapitalizations and public offerings. Private equity firms utilize our comprehensive due diligence of healthcare targets to help uncover and assess key issues and regulatory and compliance risks associated with an investment and rely on the sophisticated guidance of our healthcare regulatory and compliance and investigations counsel. In addition, we have extensive experience representing private equity funds providing senior and subordinate credit facilities in connection with their investments, as well as negotiating credit facilities on behalf of sponsors, including acquisition and capital call facilities.

We advise investors, portfolio companies and management teams in the following:

  • Acquisitions and exits including:
    • Platform and add-on acquisitions.
    • Due diligence and risk analysis.
    • Leveraged dividends and recapitalizations.
    • Leveraged buyouts.
    • Going private transactions.
    • Sponsor-sponsor transactions.
    • Initial public offerings and exit transaction services and preparation.
    • Management team representation and executive compensation matters.
  • Healthcare regulatory and operations.
  • Healthcare compliance and investigations.
  • Financing including minority interest transactions and mezzanine and senior financings.

We also know that our private equity clients want true partners who offer more than legal advice. At the intersection of healthcare and private equity, we often connect sponsors with companies or successful executives seeking investment. To that end, we invite managing directors and executive management teams to discuss trends and foster opportunities at our annual Health Care Investors Conference co-hosted with Deloitte. Our attorneys are also active in the Association for Corporate Growth, the Healthcare Private Equity Association (HCPEA), the Nashville Health Care Council and other organizations.

Our healthcare attorneys encompass the multitude of legal specialties necessary to service one of the largest, most highly regulated industries in the United States. We bring our multidisciplinary, team approach to our representation of the following sectors and facilities:

  • Academic medical centers.
  • Addiction treatment.
  • Ambulatory surgery centers.
  • Anesthesiology.
  • Behavioral health.
  • Cancer therapy and oncology.
  • Cardiovascular.
  • Clinical laboratories.
  • Dentistry.
  • Dermatology.
  • Diagnostic imaging.
  • Eye care.
  • Gastrointestinal (GI).
  • Health plans, managed care companies and benefit management companies.
  • Health population management.
  • Healthcare Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs).
  • Healthcare information technology.
  • Home health.
  • Hospice.
  • Hospitals and health systems.
  • Life sciences.
  • Managed care.
  • Medical device.
  • Nonprofit providers.
  • Orthotics and prosthetics.
  • Pharmaceuticals and pharmacies.
  • Physician practices, outsourced physician services and management companies.
  • Primary care.
  • Radiology.
  • Revenue cycle management.
  • Senior housing and long-term care.
  • Specialty pharmacy and pharmaceuticals.
  • Telemedicine.
  • Urgent and retail care clinics.
  • Wellness and disease management.
  • Women’s care.
  • Representation of J. Knipper and Company, Inc. – one of the largest suppliers of end-to-end pharmaceutical samples management services and a Court Square portfolio company – and its affiliates, including KnippeRx, in its acquisition of Eagle Pharmacy – a Florida-based full-service, direct-to-patient (DTP) pharmacy. This strategic transaction for KnippeRx will expand the company’s pharmacy programs, scale and automation capabilities.

    We represented J. Knipper and Company, Inc. - one of the largest suppliers of end-to-end pharmaceutical samples management services and...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • Representation of  Linden Capital Partners, as lead healthcare regulatory counsel, in its investment in Vital Care, Inc., a pharmacy franchisor of home infusion services. Linden Capital Partners is a Chicago-based private equity firm focused exclusively on the healthcare industry

    We represented Linden Capital Partners, as lead healthcare regulatory counsel, in its investment in Vital Care, Inc., a pharmacy franchisor...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • Representation of Triage Consulting Group, a healthcare revenue integrity company in its acquisition by Revint Solutions, a leader in technology-enabled revenue integrity solutions for healthcare providers

    We represented Triage Consulting Group, a healthcare revenue integrity company in its acquisition by Revint Solutions, a leader in technology-enabled...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • Representation of Premise Health, the country’s largest direct health care provider and OMERS Private Equity portfolio company, in its acquisition of CareHere, another leading operator of wellness centers for self-funded organizations. The acquisition of CareHere, brings Premise Health’s revenue to approximately $1 billion annually and increases its geographic footprint to more than 850 centers across 45 states and Guam. The combination will allow Premise Health to deliver improved outcomes and enhance health care for employer populations.

    We represented Premise Health, the country’s largest direct health care provider and OMERS Private Equity portfolio company, in its acquisition...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • We served as lead counsel to Triple Tree Capital Partners, Noro Moseley Partners and SSM Partners in the formation of its holding company, Riva Health Holdings, Inc., a newly formed holding company that facilitated the merger of Revel and NovuHealth.

    We served as lead counsel to Triple Tree Capital Partners, Noro Moseley Partners and SSM Partners in the formation of...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • Representation of Southern Ear, Nose, and Throat and Allergy (SENTA) Partners, an ENT and allergy management services organization backed by Shore Capital Partners, in its affiliation with Atlanta Allergy & Asthma, the largest allergy practice in Georgia

    We represented Southern Ear, Nose, and Throat and Allergy (SENTA) Partners, an ENT and allergy management services organization backed by...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • Representation of Southern Ear, Nose, and Throat and Allergy (SENTA) Partners, an ENT and allergy management services organization, in its affiliation with Piedmont Ear, Nose, Throat & Related Allergy, a medical and surgical ear, nose and throat practice based in Atlanta, Georgia

    We represented Southern Ear, Nose, and Throat and Allergy (SENTA) Partners, an ENT and allergy management services organization, in its...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • We served as Tennessee regulatory counsel for Caregiver, Inc., a provider of community-based services and support to more than three thousand individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities across Texas, Tennessee, Indiana, and Ohio, in its recapitalization by WindRose Health Investors, LLC

    We served as Tennessee regulatory counsel for Caregiver, Inc., a provider of community-based services and support to more than three...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • Representation of Forcura, LLC, a healthcare technology that facilitates continuity of care, in its sale to Accel-KKR, a Silicon Valley-based technology-focused private equity firm

    We represented Forcura, LLC, a healthcare technology that facilitates continuity of care, in its sale to Accel-KKR, a Silicon Valley-based...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • Representation of Spring Fertility, a premier provider of fertility care in the United States backed by Wildcat Capital, in its acquisition of Genesis Fertility Centre, a Vancouver, British Columbia-based fertility clinic

    We represented Spring Fertility, a premier provider of fertility care in the United States backed by Wildcat Capital, in its...
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    Client Type: Private Company
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