Investing in Urgent Care: Key Business and Legal Considerations

Key Business and Legal Considerations

November 14, 2012

Complimentary Webinar

Archived media:

  • Audio replay 
  • Presentation (PDF) 

In the post-healthcare reform environment, urgent care centers continue to proliferate, providing an attractive alternative to more costly venues of care for acute illness and injury, and a fast, convenient modality for primary care. The expansion of this niche market has caught the attention of several categories of investors, including private equity, managed care companies and large, vertically integrated provider organizations. However, with only a small percentage of urgent care centers nationally that have five or more locations, investment-generated growth has been limited, and significant competition to become a market player has had an inflationary effect on the valuation of urgent care centers.

This webinar addressed the key business and legal considerations in the formation, operation, acquisition and sale of urgent care centers. Specific topics included:

  • The history and evolution of urgent care, including the manner in which recent changes in the healthcare market have fueled the growth of urgent care
  • The landscape of buyers and the characteristics that make urgent care an attractive investment opportunity
  • Legal and structural considerations that shape urgent care transactions
  • Primary risks to the urgent care model, including business, financial and regulatory limitations that both influence the mechanics of individual transactions and may ultimately affect the trajectory of the urgent care market’s growth


  • Gordon A. Maner, Allen, Mooney & Barnes Brokerage Services (formerly, founder and managing partner at Plutus Capital Partners)
  • David E. Stern, MD, CPC, Chief Executive Officer, Practice Velocity, LLC
  • Geoffrey C. Cockrell, Partner, McGuireWoods LLP
  • Drew E. McCormick, Associate, McGuireWoods LLP (Moderator)