Dermatology Deals Up 46% in 2017

Acquisitions of dermatology practices are surging in 2017. Through mid-November, we’ve counted 37 transactions for these physician practices, up nearly 46% compared with all of 2016 (26 announced transactions). Epiphany Dermatology, a portfolio company of CI Capital Partners, has been the busiest acquirer this year, with eight transactions concentrated in Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma and […]

The MACRA Effect Keeps Building

The MACRA effect is heating up, as independent physician practices agree to be acquired by hospitals, managed care companies and even private equity firms.

PE Firms Flock to Dermatology Deals

Private equity firms are buying dermatology practices at a faster pace than in 2016.

Arizona Urgent Care Market Tightens

Banner Health just threw its hat in the ring for the title of largest urgent care operator in Arizona. The not-for-profit health system, which operates 29 hospitals in seven states, just announced its acquisition of 32 Urgent Care Extra facilities in that state, primarily around Phoenix and Tucson. The clinics will be rebranded as Banner Urgent […]

PE Firms Are Big on Dermatology

Dermatology deals are popping up like, well, you can imagine. Five acquisitions have been announced in May 2016 alone, bringing this year’s total dermatology deals to nine, and equal to the number announced in all of 2014.  Those nine deals put this year on track to surpass 2015’s total of 11 deals. Private equity firms […]

FastMed Urgent Care Goes to ABRY Partners

Yet another major transaction for an urgent care provider was announced last week, as Comvest Partners sold its interest in FastMed Urgent Care to ABRY Partners, for an undisclosed price. FastMed is the second largest independent urgent care organization in the United States, with 52 clinics in North Carolina and 35 in Arizona. In April, […]