Across the Table

A Healthcare Private Equity Podcast

Ongoing Series


This series provides timely and relevant discussions with specialists and professionals of the healthcare private equity and finance industry. We’ll share latest developments, provide insight, identify issues and offer takeaways.

Hosts: Holly Buckley, Geoff Cockrell and Amber Walsh

Episode 7: October 7, 2020

This podcast provides timely and relevant discussions with specialists and professionals of the healthcare private equity and finance industry. We share the latest developments, provide insight, identify issues and offer takeaways.

On this episode, McGuireWoods partner Scott Becker joins hosts Amber Walsh and Holly Buckley to discuss interesting trends in health systems investing in healthcare innovations in an effort to provide superior solutions and services.

Episode 6: June 30, 2020

On this episode, host Geoff Cockrell is joined by Grant Thornton's Glenn Barenbaum and Lance Beder as well as John Kerins of Cain Brothers to discuss M&A in the current healthcare environment. The group examines different aspects of M&A activity including the impact to buy-side and sell-side transactions, valuation concerns, conducting due diligence and debt financing. In addition, they explore ongoing developments of deal structuring, including the trend of private equity firms supporting portfolio companies.

Episode 5: June 14, 2020

In this episode of Across the Table, hosts Geoff Cockrell, Amber Walsh, are joined by Huron Consulting’s Laura Marcero and returning guest, McGuireWoods partner Mark Freedlander. During this interactive group discussion, they talk in-depth about distressed transactions in the healthcare space. The discussion focuses on the types of companies that may benefit from distressed transactions, including providers severely affected by the pandemic and those who are desperate to find liquidity sources. They also address deal dynamics and the factors likely to affect the success of this type of deal, including valuations and protection policies for both buyers and sellers.

Episode 4: June 8, 2020

As states are relaxing stay at home protocols and other coronavirus-related policies, many healthcare businesses are resuming operations. Healthcare providers that shuttered their practices during the pandemic are beginning to receive patients again. In Episode 4, McGuireWoods partners Holly Buckley, Amber Walsh and Scott Becker provide insight into the critical considerations healthcare providers face as they prepare to reopen. They also explore how to build patient and staff confidence by implementing systems to serve patients safely and efficiently. They conclude by discussing the rise of telemedicine and the future of healthcare businesses and patient experience.

Episode 3: May 21, 2020

In episode 3, hosts Geoff Cockrell and Amber Walsh are joined by Ryan Loehr, director at AMB, for a discussion about the factors that create healthcare subsector headwinds and tailwinds and the areas and businesses being impacted by the coronavirus. Hear about the trends investors are closely monitoring and the healthcare service providers likely to endure. Learn about telehealth and elective medical procedures and how the current crisis will effect these offerings in the long term.

Episode 2: April 20, 2020

It’s expected that distressed transactions in the healthcare sector will continue months after the economic decline resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. In Episode 2, Charlotte partner Bart Walker discusses executing tuck-in transactions, including the effect on smaller practices, how to scale down the process, what sellers should look for in a potential partner and how platforms can rework their existing processes and systems to accommodate this type of acquisition. 

Episode 1: March 23, 2020

On Ep.1, Mark Freedlander, Pittsburgh partner, discusses distressed investing in the healthcare sector, including an overview of the out-of-court and formal-bankruptcy process, common issues in distressed M&A and the importance of diligence.


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