Managed Care Company GoHealth Acquired by Centerbridge Partners

Medicare Advantage programs and ancillaries are bringing in big bucks and new buyers. On August 19, Centerbridge Partners, L.P. announced its acquisition of GoHealth, LLC for a reported $1.4 billion from Norwest Equity Partners, the second-largest managed care deal in 2019, so far. The company is a leading provider of Medical Advantage products in the direct-to-consumer […]

Autism Therapy Provider Hopebridge Changes Hands Again

Autism treatment companies are still hot targets in 2019. Eight transactions have been announced so far this year, compared with 20 in all of 2018. (That was an outsized year for every healthcare sector. There were nine deals for autism targets in 2017.) Private equity firms are trading platforms in this sub-sector. Just this year, […]

Retina Consultants of America
Retina Consultants of America

Schweiger Dermatology Group Expands PA Presence with New Deal

Schweiger Dermatology Group, a portfolio company of LLR Partners, is expanding out of its Northeast stronghold with an acquisition of a physician medical group in Pennsylvania. Dermatology & Skin Surgery Center will become a member of the company following the deal and adds 10 physicians to Schweiger’s network. The target physician group provides dermatologic treatments and […]

Gryphon Investors Gets into Autism Treatment with Learn Behavioral

Learn Behavioral, formerly Learn-It Systems, has a new owner. Gryphon Investors acquired a majority stake in the behavioral health company from LLR Partners in mid-March. Financial terms weren’t disclosed, of course, but the deal wasn’t cheap. This is Gryphon’s first investment in the Behavioral Health Care space. LLR put the company up for sale in late October […]

TA Associates Climbs on the Autism Bandwagon

Autism disorders are big business these days, as private equity firms flock to the subsector. More than 40 deals targeting all manner of autism services have been announced since the beginning of 2014. Of those, 17 were direct investments by firms such as Frazier Healthcare Partners (August 2018) and Pharos Capital Group (November 2018) and […]

Numotion Moves to AEA Investors

Audax Private Equity and LLR Partners have exited their jointly held rehab company, Numotion, which has been a major player in consolidating the complex rehabilitation technology (CRT) market. AEA Investors is the new owner. The target provides complex rehabilitation technology (CRT), including manual and power wheelchairs designed to meet the unique medical and functional needs […]

EyeCare Partners
EyeCare Partners

LLR Partners Builds Eye Health Platform

With three acquisitions made, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-based LLR Partners has formed Eye Health America, a practice management services organization initially focused on eye care practices in the southeastern United States. The three founding practices are Clemson Eye in Clemson, South Carolina; The Eye Associates with six clinics in and around Bradenton, Florida; and Piedmont Surgery Center, an AAAHC-accredited […]

Dermatology Deals Keep PE Platforms Growing

The Physician Medical Group sector has been very busy in recent years, as hospitals and health systems acquire local practices that can produce referrals and private equity firms build platforms and make add-on deals. Dermatology practices aren’t coveted by hospitals, so it’s the private equity firms that are doing the collecting. In the first eight […]


Deal of the Week: Prelude Fertility/Vivere Health

Two fertility clinics are banking on growth through acquisitions. At least, their investors are. Miami, Florida-based Prelude Fertility last week announced its acquisition of Vivere Health, LLC, a portfolio company of LLR Partners. Franklin, Tennessee-based Vivere operates fertility practices and labs in partnership with fertility specialists in nine U.S. markets. Since its founding in 2010, it […]

PE Firms Flock to Dermatology Deals

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