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.
    • Special Purpose Acquisitions Companies (SPACs)/de-SPACs.
    • 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 Parthenon Capital, a growth-oriented private equity firm, as healthcare regulatory counsel in its investment in RxSense, a high-growth healthcare technology company that utilizes its proprietary technology platform to provide innovative prescription savings solutions to consumers and pharmacy benefits administration and analytics to enterprise customers

    We served as healthcare regulatory counsel to Parthenon Capital, a growth-oriented private equity firm, in its investment in RxSense, a...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • We represented Physical Rehabilitation Network, a privately held physical therapy care provider and comprehensive practice management organization, in its acquisition of Performance Physical Therapy, Inc., a provider of orthopedic and spine physical therapy care, based in Reno, Nevada. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

    We represented Physical Rehabilitation Network, a privately held physical therapy care provider and comprehensive practice management organization, in its acquisition...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • Representation of ACES (Comprehensive Educational Services), a behavioral health provider that operates 38 clinics and in-home services throughout the Western United States, in its acquisition of the Center for Language and Autism Support Services, which operates two clinics and provides in-home services in Oklahoma

    We represented ACES (Comprehensive Educational Services), a behavioral health provider that operates 38 clinics and in-home services throughout the Western...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • Representation of Kinderhook Industries, LLC in its investment in AbsoluteCARE, value-based primary care provided headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, for $105 million. Kinderhook Industries, LLC is a private investment firm that manages over $3.3 billion of committed capital.

    We represented Kinderhook Industries, LLC in its investment in AbsoluteCARE, value-based primary care provider headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, for $105...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • Representation EyeSouth Partners in its acquisition of MidWest Eye Center, a comprehensive ophthalmology physician practice group with 28 providers in Ohio and Kentucky

    We represented EyeSouth Partners in its acquisition of MidWest Eye Center, a comprehensive ophthalmology physician practice group with 28 providers...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • We represented Numotion, a provider of products and services that provide mobility, health and personal independence, in its acquisition of Wheeler’s Medical Supply, a provider of intermittent catheters and incontinence supplies based in Jacksonville, Florida. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

    We represented Numotion, a provider of products and services that provide mobility, health and personal independence, in its acquisition of...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • Representation of Health Enterprise Partners in Intraprise Health’s acquisition of HIPAA One, a cloud-based HIPAA compliance software suite designed to simplify and automate HIPAA compliance for healthcare providers, health plans, and business associates of all sizes. Intraprise Health, a portfolio company of Health Enterprise Partners, is a healthcare-focused security services and solutions firm providing software and services addressing NIST and HITRUST framework adoption, risk management optimization, security risk assessments, remediation management, third-party risk management, business continuity planning and security program leadership (vCISO)

    We represented Health Enterprise Partners in Intraprise Health’s acquisition of HIPAA One, a cloud-based HIPAA compliance software suite designed to...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • Representation of EyeSouth Partners in its acquisition of Eye Center of Texas, a comprehensive ophthalmology physician practice group based in Texas. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

    We represented EyeSouth Partners in its acquisition of Eye Center of Texas, a comprehensive ophthalmology physician practice group based in...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • Representation of Family Care Center, a provider of outpatient psychiatry services to the U.S. Armed Forces, veterans, and the surrounding communities, in its sale to Revelstoke Capital Partners, a Denver-based private equity firm

     

    We represented Family Care Center, a provider of outpatient psychiatry services to the U.S. Armed Forces, veterans, and the surrounding...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • Representation of Linden Capital Partners, a Chicago-based healthcare private equity firm, as healthcare regulatory counsel in its acquisition of UroGPO from Nautic Partners. UroGPO is a urology-specific Group Purchasing Organization and provider of educational programs for providers.

    We served as healthcare regulatory counsel to Linden Capital Partners, a Chicago-based healthcare private equity firm, in its acquisition of...
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    Client Type: Private Company
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