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.
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Episode 14: May 28, 2021
Healthcare investing is experiencing a gold rush. On this episode,
Becker’s Healthcare founder and McGuireWoods partner
Scott Becker joins hosts
Amber Walsh and
Holly Buckley to discuss healthcare private equity investment trends,
including healthcare tech, subscription-based services, and asset-light
businesses versus asset-heavy businesses. Scott also talks about the increase
of provider-driven transactions as well as the competitive pressures health
systems face in light of the recent surge of urgent care centers.
Episode 13: April 22, 2021
In this episode of Across the Table, McGuireWoods hosts Amber
Walsh and Holly
Buckley are joined by Zelis executive adviser and board member Eric
Schaefer and president of payments Yusuf
Qasim. They discuss the healthcare industry’s increasing dependence on
technology and Zelis’ digital strategy, which focuses on simplifying processes
and increasing efficiency for payers, providers and health plan members.
Eric and Yusuf expound on the healthcare industry’s move away from manual
processes, Zelis’ payments division and its progress toward helping payers and
providers receive 100 percent electronic payments, an ultimately less costly and
exponentially more efficient model for the industry. They conclude by discussing
the creation of Zelis Assembly, an exciting platform that delivers bite-sized
information and thought leadership to clients and partners.
Episode 12: February 24, 2021
The past year fast-tracked an already expanding telehealth industry providing
convenience for healthcare consumers. In Episode 12, hosts Holly
Buckley and Amber
Walsh are joined by McGuireWoods partners Janice
Suchyta and Andrea
Linna to discuss the complexities of digital healthcare. They explore the
areas of increased private equity investment in digital health, emerging trends
in healthcare technology and artificial intelligence, the importance of data
security, and regulatory reform that investors must consider.
Episode 11: January 28, 2021
For this episode of Across the Table, host Geoff Cockrell is joined by
Lincoln International's Barry Freeman and McGuireWoods associate Trey
Andrews. Their discussion focuses on the growing shift toward home health
catalyzed by the pandemic, including the increase of joint venture
relationships between hospitals and home healthcare operators. They provide
insight into value-based care and the appeal of diversified models, and
conclude with a look at the future of the industry and the promise of home
Episode 10: December 21, 2020
In this episode of Across the Table, host Geoff Cockrell is joined by McGuireWoods partner Kate Hardey for a discussion on pharmacy services and pharmacy benefit management. During this informative discussion, Kate talks about the role of PBMs, the difference between 503A and 503B pharmacies, investment activity and diligence.
Episode 9: December 7, 2020
In this episode of Across the Table, McGuireWoods’ hosts
Amber Walsh and Holly Buckley, and Physician Growth Partners’
Michael Kroin, provide an insightful discussion for buyers and physicians groups looking at a transaction. Michael talks about the uptick in transactions during the second half of 2020, pricing strategies to spread risk created by the COVID-19 pandemic, and the different types of sellers and buyers transacting. Finally, Michael gives his predictions for 2021.
Episode 8: November 6, 2020
In this episode of Across the Table, hosts Amber Walsh and Holly Buckley are joined by
Dr. Jay Robinson III, clinical psychologist and hospital administrator at Kaiser Permanente. They address the evolution of care providers in the U.S. healthcare system generally evaluate and dig into the system’s specific game-changers aimed at enhancing quality at lower cost, positive patient experience, increased access and telemedicine. PE investors can better appreciate opportunities and trends by understanding the evolving role of systems in these advancements.
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.