Summit BHC Moves into Colorado

Summit BHC Moves into Colorado

It’s been some time since we heard about Summit BHC. There’s a good reason, too. It hasn’t announced an acquisition since October 2018. Now comes news the firm has moved into Colorado, making its first acquisition in the state. On January 22, the company added Peak View Behavioral Health, a 112-bed acute psychiatric and behavioral health hospital in Colorado Springs. Financial terms were not disclosed. Summit was founded in 2013 to develop and operate a network of addiction treatment and behavioral health centers throughout the United States. Flexpoint Ford LLC made a controlling investment in the Franklin, Tennessee-based firm in 2015 and exited in October 2017 to Lee... Read More »
EyeCare Partners Grows Its National Platform

EyeCare Partners Grows Its National Platform

EyeCare Partners’ acquisition marathon shows no signs of slowing down. Ever since FFL Partners formed the group with the acquisition of Clarkson Eyecare in April 2015, EyeCare Partners (ECP) has expanded rapidly, consolidating smaller firms to grow a national network. Last week, the group purchased Nationwide Vision from Refac Optical Group, a portfolio company of Acon Investments. Nationwide is a full-service vision care provider operating 89 optometry offices throughout Arizona and Florida. This acquisition brings EyeCare Partners’ network range to up to 450 locations nationwide. No financial terms were disclosed. Earlier in September, ECP acquired Associated Retinal... Read More »
PE Firms Swarmed to Behavioral Health in Q4:17

PE Firms Swarmed to Behavioral Health in Q4:17

Deal activity in the Behavioral Health Care sector was consistent with most of the previous quarters. Although deal volume slipped 14% from the previous quarter, it rose 20% compared with the same quarter a year earlier. The fourth quarter’s total of 12 deals represents 22% of the 54 transactions announced in the past 12 months. Private equity firms accounted for all but one acquisition in the fourth quarter, as smaller firms sold companies and larger firms purchased them as add-ons to their existing portfolios. Universal Health Services (NYSE: UHS), which operates inpatient psychiatric hospitals, was the only publicly traded acquirer in this quarter. Substance abuse treatment programs and... Read More »