Healthcare Private Equity and Finance

Private equity firms are under ever-increasing pressure to demonstrate returns to investors. Healthcare and life science companies can provide a solid source of profit, but the significant regulatory requirements associated with these industries can pose pitfalls for the unwary.

At McGuireWoods, our highly resourceful lawyers understand these competing forces. We draw on our extensive healthcare and finance experience to help clients develop sound investment strategies from both a regulatory and a business perspective. We regularly advise equity sponsors and lenders (including both first lien and mezzanine lenders) in a broad range of leveraged finance transactions.

Our healthcare private equity lawyers have represented investors in financial transactions involving the following types of businesses and services, among others:

  • Hospitals and hospital ancillary services
  • Outpatient providers, including surgery center chains, dialysis center chains and urgent-care chains
  • Durable medical equipment suppliers and distributors
  • Manufacturers and distributors of medical devices and pharmaceuticals
  • Post-acute providers, including chains of long-term acute-care hospitals and skilled nursing and independent rehabilitation facilities
  • Pharmacies, including multi-state pharmacy chains and providers
  • Home health providers
  • Clinical and diagnostic laboratories

We provide an integrated approach to the regulatory and transactional issues that arise in the context of lending and private equity sponsor transactions. In particular, we provide thorough due diligence analysis of a target company’s operations, identifying potential regulatory and legal risks that may affect investment returns. Our analyses typically include reviewing compliance with federal Medicare and Medicaid laws and regulations (and state law correlates), and providing advice regarding their potential impact on the future value of the business. Where concerns arise, we help our clients correct potential issues and suggest alternative deal structures as appropriate, enabling the deal to go forward while avoiding potential cash flow disruption or prolonged legal actions post closing.

With more than 65 lawyers practicing in offices across the country, our healthcare private equity team has developed an extensive knowledge base in sector-specific trends. Working with attorneys from throughout the firm’s core practices, we help clients ensure business continuity by providing ongoing corporate, regulatory, licensure, litigation, labor and employment, and financing counsel.

Blogs

The Healthcare Investor

Healthcare Private Equity and Finance

CONTACTS

Amber McGraw Walsh Partner T: +1 312 750 3596
Bart Walker Partner T: +1 704 373 8923
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Largest provider of urologic anatomic pathology laboratory services

Represented the largest provider of urologic anatomic pathology laboratory services in the United States, in growth recapitalization with private equity firm Metalmark Capital.
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Private investment firm

Represented a private investment firm through its portfolio company, in their recent merger agreement with an operator of ambulatory surgery centers in partnership with physicians . The transaction was valued at approximately $214 million, including the assumption or repayment of approximately $105 million of indebtedness.
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Growth equity firm

Represented a growth equity firm in conducting due diligence prior to its loan to a privately-held owner and operator of ambulatory surgery centers.
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Private equity firm

Represented a private equity firm focused on market leaders in healthcare in its acquisition of the nation’s leading provider of infusion products, supplies, biomedical services and technology solutions to the home infusion therapy market. We advised on the healthcare regulatory aspects of the transaction.
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Private investment firm

Represented a private investment firm focused on the lower middle market, in its leveraged buyout of a designer, manufacturer and seller of equipment and scientific instruments for plants and laboratories in the industrial, biomedical, hospital, educational and governmental markets.
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Sale to Private Equity Fund

Represented a provider of non-emergency, inter-facility transport services on a pre-scheduled basis to patients requiring medical care in its sale to a private equity fund focused on providing capital to lower-middle market growth companies in the healthcare services industry.  
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Private investment firm

Represented a private investment firm in a healthcare regulatory diligence for their purchase of NovaMed Inc.
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Hilary Blackwood Hilary S. Blackwood
Associate
201 North Tryon Street
Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28202-2146

T: +1 704 373 8850
F: +1 704 373 8827
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Diana Castro Diana C. Castro
Associate
201 North Tryon Street
Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28202-2146

T: +1 704 343 2202
F: +1 704 444 8884
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Geoffrey C Cockrell Geoffrey C. Cockrell
Partner
77 West Wacker Drive
Suite 4100
Chicago, IL 60601-1818

T: +1 312 849 8272
F: +1 312 698 4572
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Anthony DelRio Anthony M. Del Rio
Associate
77 West Wacker Drive
Suite 4100
Chicago, IL 60601-1818

T: +1 312 849 8166
F: +1 312 558 4380
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Benjamin Galea Benjamin C. Galea
Associate
77 West Wacker Drive
Suite 4100
Chicago, IL 60601-1818

T: +1 312 849 8233
F: +1 312 698 4503
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Art Gambill Art Gambill
Partner
Promenade
1230 Peachtree Street, N.E.
Suite 2100
Atlanta, GA 30309-3534

T: +1 404 443 5741
F: +1 404 443 5691
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Richard S Grant Richard S. Grant
Partner
1800 Century Park East
8th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067-1501

T: +1 310 315 8234
F: +1 310 956 3134
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Christopher K Greene Christopher K. Greene
Partner
Promenade
1230 Peachtree Street, N.E.
Suite 2100
Atlanta, GA 30309-3534

T: +1 404 443 5721
F: +1 404 443 5692
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Jason S Greis Jason S. Greis
Partner
77 West Wacker Drive
Suite 4100
Chicago, IL 60601-1818

T: +1 312 849 8217
F: +1 312 698 4550
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Kate Hardey Kate W. Hardey
Partner
1750 Tysons Boulevard
Suite 1800
Tysons, VA 22102-4215

T: +1 703 712 5337
F: +1 703 712 5192
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Keithan Hedrick Keithan L. Hedrick
Associate
77 West Wacker Drive
Suite 4100
Chicago, IL 60601-1818

T: +1 312 641 2084
F: +1 704 805 5048
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Preston J Hurrell Preston J. Hurrell
Counsel
201 North Tryon Street
Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28202-2146

T: +1 704 343 2328
F: +1 704 353 6146
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Paul Kiehl Paul A. Kiehl
Associate
Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3916

T: +1 804 775 4702
F: +1 804 698 2062
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LauraLee R Lawley LauraLee R. Lawley
Partner
201 North Tryon Street
Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28202-2146

T: +1 704 373 8997
F: +1 704 444 8806
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Kayla Marty Kayla McCann Marty
Associate
201 North Tryon Street
Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28202-2146

T: +1 704 343 2352
F: +1 704 343 2300
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Kevin A McGinnis Kevin A. McGinnis
Partner
201 North Tryon Street
Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28202-2146

T: +1 704 343 2068
F: +1 704 444 8740
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Kevin McKibbin Kevin A. McKibbin
Associate
77 West Wacker Drive
Suite 4100
Chicago, IL 60601-1818

T: +1 312 750 8936
F: +1 312 558 4370
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Sarah Mick Sarah E. Mick
Associate
77 West Wacker Drive
Suite 4100
Chicago, IL 60601-1818

T: +1 312 849 8228
F: +1 312 698 4565
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Raj Natarajan Raj Natarajan
Partner
201 North Tryon Street
Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28202-2146

T: +1 704 343 2330
F: +1 704 353 6147
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My Trung Ngo My T. Ngo
Partner
201 North Tryon Street
Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28202-2146

T: +1 704 343 2335
F: +1 704 353 6149
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Philip J Perzek Philip J. Perzek
Partner
77 West Wacker Drive
Suite 4100
Chicago, IL 60601-1818

T: +1 312 849 8270
F: +1 312 698 4555
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Jeffrey M. Peterson
Partner
2000 McKinney Avenue
Suite 1400
Dallas, TX 75201

T: +1 214 932 6472
F: +1 214 273 7495
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Alexis Reynolds Alexis N. Reynolds
Associate
201 North Tryon Street
Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28202-2146

T: +1 704 343 2043
F: +1 704 444 8883
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James B Riley Jr. James B. Riley Jr.
Partner
77 West Wacker Drive
Suite 4100
Chicago, IL 60601-1818

T: +1 312 750 8665
F: +1 312 920 6133
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Gary D Samson Gary D. Samson
Counsel
1800 Century Park East
8th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067-1501

Wells Fargo Center
South Tower
355 S. Grand Ave., Suite 4200
Los Angeles, CA 90071-3103

T: +1 310 315 8248
F: +1 310 956 3148
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T:+1 213 457 9843

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9th Annual Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Conference

Thursday, November 16, 2017
Chicago, IL
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12th Annual Healthcare Provider Conference

Healthcare Finance and Growth

Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Charlotte, NC
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8th Annual Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Conference

November 10, 2016
Chicago, IL
Event

11th Annual Healthcare Provider Conference

Healthcare Finance and Growth

October 11, 2016
Charlotte, NC
Event

Dermatology Practice Transactions: Key Issues and Trends

March 15, 2016
Complimentary Webinar
Event

7th Annual Medical Device and Life Sciences Conference

November 19, 2015
Chicago, IL
Event

10th Annual Healthcare Provider Conference

September 17, 2015
Charlotte, NC
Event

10 Key Anti-Kickback and Stark Act Issues in 2015

May 21, 2015
Complimentary Teleconference
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6th Annual Medical Device and Life Sciences Conference

November 18, 2014
Chicago, IL
Event

Physician Practice Mergers: A Primer for Any Specialty

November 13, 2014
Complimentary Webinar Series
Speaking Engagement

Private Equity Investment in Provider Healthcare

June 11, 2014
New York, NY
Event

Healthcare Private Equity Update and Overview of 19 Niche Sectors

March 5, 2014
Complimentary Webinar
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Legal Alert

Leading Private Equity Firms That Invest in Healthcare (Part I)

The Healthcare Investor
February 17, 2016
Article

Physician practice mergers in nephrology

Nephrology News & Issues
September 29, 2015
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