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Private Equity Investing in Ambulatory Surgery Centers: Part I

Posted in Healthcare Services Investing

First Surgical Partners, Inc. , a company with two ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) and a general acute care hospital in the Houston-area, has just announced that it is considering a going-private transaction where the company would no longer be a public reporting company and that its shares would no longer be traded on any exchange and/or… Continue Reading

An Ideal Time for Hospitals to Reevaluate Strengths & Strategies for Using Those Strengths

Posted in Healthcare Services Investing

Our McGuireWoods colleagues, Scott Becker and Bart Walker, recently published an article entitled "Strategies for Hospital Leadership and Identifying Strengths, Allocating Hospital Resources and Focusing on Profitable Niche Leadership" which contains key concepts on strategic planning for hospitals.  In light of healthcare reform legislation, trends in reimbursement, growing interest in accountable care organizations and other issues facing the U.S…. Continue Reading

Investing in Healthcare – 4 Compliance and Diligence Observations

Posted in Healthcare Services Investing, Life Sciences Investing

The healthcare sector saw a significant decrease in the number of private equity transactions completed last year. Pitchbook reported that approximately 125 deals were completed where private equity funds invested in healthcare companies in 2009. This is down from 233 in 2008. This reduction takes into account both general economic conditions which saw declines in… Continue Reading