McGuireWoods Advises Revelstoke in Investment to Create CEI Vision Partners

June 4, 2018

McGuireWoods advised private equity firm Revelstoke Capital Partners in its strategic partnership with Cincinnati Eye Institute, one of the nation’s largest independent ophthalmology practices. Revelstoke and CEI formed CEI Vision Partners, a management services organization, to support CEI’s growth and pursue additional partnerships with other leading ophthalmology providers.

Lawyers from McGuireWoods’ M&A, private equity, healthcare, tax, debt finance and other practices assisted Revelstoke in closing the transaction. Partner Thomas Zahn led the deal team, which included partners Holly Buckley, Clayton Stallbaumer, Gerald Thomas and William Tysse; senior counsel Robert Bittner; counsel James Schanaberger, Dawn Cutlan Stetter, Ann Terrell Dorsett, Lorna Tang and Robert Callaway; associates Benjamin Hantz, Timothy Fry, Christopher Salera, John Harig, Amanda Roenius, Jessica Sackin, Gregory Barr and Chen Ni*; and senior paralegal Sonia Ravin.

“Closing this complex and strategically important transaction is a testament to the capabilities of our firm’s private equity, healthcare and debt finance practices and seamless collaboration by lawyers in multiple practices and offices. We are honored to have represented Revelstoke in its first investment in Revelstoke Capital Partners Fund II,” Zahn said.

Revelstoke focuses on building industry-leading companies in the healthcare and related business services sectors. Since its inception in 2013, it has raised approximately $1.1 billion of equity and completed 44 acquisitions, including 11 platform companies and 33 add-on acquisitions.

Mergers & Acquisitions magazine recently named McGuireWoods “Law Firm of the Year” in its Mid-Market M&A Awards, honoring the firm for the growth of its deal work and for innovative, client-focused private equity initiatives. McGuireWoods ranked among the top five firms for global and U.S. M&A deals and among the top 10 for mid-market private equity transactions in the first quarter of 2018 in authoritative league tables published by Thomson Reuters and Bloomberg.

* Licensed to practice law in Tennessee, but not in Illinois where his resident office is located.