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Private Equity Opportunities in Contract Research Organizations (CROs): Part II

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In Part II of this blog series we look at recent transactions in the arena of contract research organization, with a particular focus on private equity investing in CROs. In one recent example, prescription drug data-mining company IMS Health acquired TTC, Philadelphia, a drug trials data-analytics company for drug manufacturers and drug contract research organizations… Continue Reading

Private Equity Opportunities in Contract Research Organizations (CROs): Part I

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Contract research organizations (CRO) provide research services support for the biotechnology, medical device and pharmaceutical industries on a contractual basis. They offer such services as preclinical and clinical research, clinical trials management, biopharmaceutical development and pharmacovigilance. CROs run the gamut from international full-service organizations to niche specialty businesses. The emergence of the strategic partnership model,… Continue Reading

Dental Investing Filling Need for PE Investing – Part II

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During recent months, private equity firms have been actively selling and buying dental practices, which some investors believe is a relatively stable and recession-proof health-care arena. With an aging population requiring more dental work, minimal government intervention and mostly private-pay, investing in dental practice has seen a definite uptick. Just last month, Great Expressions Dental… Continue Reading

Dental Investing Filling Need for PE Investing – Part I

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Dental practice management companies have been an increasing focus of private equity firms throughout the United States and Canada. As the cost of healthcare increases, small dental practices, like private medical practices, will soon be an anomaly. Thus, it is becoming increasingly apparent that the recent trend of dental practice management companies acquiring and running… Continue Reading

Private Equity Investing in the Dialysis Sector – Part III (Overseas Investing)

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As we round out our series on private equity investing in dialysis, we note an emergence in overseas dialysis investing by U.S. investors.   Our blog typically focuses on U.S. investing but can’t help but note the interest in overseas activity.  In particular, dialysis centers look to be the next focus of private equity investing in… Continue Reading

Value-Based Healthcare Solutions: A Prescription for Investors in an Era of Healthcare Reform

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            A few weeks ago, McGuireWoods hosted our 8th Annual Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity & Finance Conference along with co-sponsor McGladrey.  The Hon. Bill Frist gave the keynote address.  It was a real treat to have the former Senate Majority Leader at our conference.  With his position as a partner at the private… Continue Reading