Across the Table

Across the Table

Welcome to Across the Table, a healthcare private equity podcast brought to you by McGuireWoods. Across the Table brings you timely and relevant discussions with the specialists and professionals of the healthcare private equity and finance industry on such topics as distressed assets, add-ons, and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and more. We’ll share the latest developments, provide insight, identify issues and talk takeaways. McGuireWoods is a full-service firm providing legal and public affairs solutions to corporate, individual, and nonprofit clients worldwide for more than 200 years collectively. Our commitment to excellence in everything we do gives our clients a competitive edge in everything they do. Our law firm, over its 186-year history, has earned the loyalty of our many long-standing clients with a deep understanding of their businesses, and broad skills in corporate transactions, high-stakes disputes, and complex regulatory and compliance matters. To learn more about McGuireWoods or to contact us, please visit our website at mcguirewoods.com. This podcast was recorded and is being made available by McGuireWoods for informational purposes only. By accessing this podcast, you acknowledge that McGuireWoods makes no warranty, guarantee, or representation as to the accuracy or sufficiency of the information featured in the podcast. The views, information, or opinions expressed during this podcast series are solely those of the individuals involved and do not necessarily reflect those of McGuireWoods. This podcast should not be used as a substitute for competent legal advice from a licensed professional attorney in your state and should not be construed as an offer to make or consider any investment or course of action.

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September 14, 2021 24 min

Paul Barrett isn’t afraid to get in the weeds to help an entrepreneur in the healthcare industry fulfill their vision. He and his team at Argosy Healthcare Partners pride themselves on seeking out organizations with smaller EBITDAs.

The way Paul sees it, both sides win with this approach. Argosy avoids the stiff competition that comes with high-worth companies; and the lower middle market companies Argosy pairs with are able to forg...

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As a private equity borrower in the ever-changing healthcare field, you have leverage in your deals with lenders.

Penny Zacharias, Clayton Stallbaumer, and Ying Hsu are all partners in McGuireWoods’ debt finance group. They regularly work on sponsor-backed lending transactions in the healthcare space, and are particularly familiar with the borrower side of the equation.

To these experts, if you’re a private equity borrower in this fi...

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Investment in the healthcare sector is as strong as ever, but balancing risk and profit can be tricky when it comes to consolidation. Doctors want reassurance and investors want lucrative deals.

How do you find the balance? 

Rajesh Kothari, Founder and Managing Director of Cascade Partners, offers his insight and experience on the outlook of investing in healthcare services in a seller’s market. 

It is becoming more and more difficult...

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Healthcare investing is experiencing a gold rush — thanks to the explosion of investments in healthcare technology since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Scott Becker, Partner at McGuireWoods and the Founder and Publisher of Becker’s Healthcare, joins the podcast to share insights on healthcare technology investments.

Investments in healthcare technology have been fruitful for venture capitalists and private equity investors over...

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Paper is so yesterday — and the team at healthcare and financial technology growth company Zelis knows this firsthand. 

Eric Schaefer and Yusuf Qasim, Zelis’ Executive Advisor and President of Payments, respectively, focus on strategy and market direction to adapt in an ever-changing healthcare landscape. The industry’s increasing dependence on tech is what leads these two to believe that moving toward a 100% electronic payment meth...

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The COVID-19 pandemic fast-tracked an already expanding telehealth industry, and while there is no doubt about the convenience this will create for health consumers, the complexities of implementing these practices go far beyond the creation of apps for patients to communicate and share data with their doctors.

Janice M. Suchyta and Andrea Linna, Partners at law firm McGuireWoods, are advising IT companies, software developers, and ...

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January 28, 2021 36 min

Undeniably, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the lives of billions across the world. It's caused great suffering, altered the way we go about our daily lives, and transformed the healthcare industry too.

One major consequence of the pandemic: the shift toward home health.

"Families recognize the imperative of trying to keep their loved ones comfortable and safe in their home," says Barry Freeman, Managing Director of Lin...

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Pharmacy benefit managers are the middleman in the drug supply chain, but over the past few years, there's been a great deal of controversy with respect to their role. Kate Hardey, a partner at McGuireWoods, wants you to better understand the role of PBMs.

“When you think of a pharmacy, your insurance normally pays for your prescription,” she says on this episode of Across the Table with host Geoff Cockrell.

“A lot of times there...

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When considering a private equity partner for your physician practice group, there are several factors to consider that are just as important as the economics of the deal. To ensure a successful working relationship after the deal is done, it’s imperative to identify not only the right cultural fit for your practice but to ensure the partner possesses relevant industry experience.

On this episode of Across the Table, McGuireWoods pa...

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In light of the continuous technological advances in the healthcare field, the question arises, how do we keep people healthy while keeping them out of the hospital? With increasing medical costs and potential exposure to disease, what can the US Healthcare system do to ensure high-quality care while easing the burdens on the healthcare system and patient’s wallets?

Addressing the evolution of care providers in the US healthcare sys...

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The modern world has seen the healthcare system evolve and join forces with complementary disciplines in an effort to provide superior solutions and services. A prime example is the relationship between private equity and healthcare, with companies in these sectors identifying significant growth in provider-driven joint ventures.

Tackling the evolution of such partnerships on this episode of Across the Table are McGuireWoods partner...

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As the world works to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses are starting to open up shop and resume operations. While certain sectors of the healthcare industry have been largely unaffected by the crisis, others have suffered severe losses. This volatility has contributed to a growing interest in mergers and acquisitions, both on the buyer and seller side.

In this episode of Across the Table, McGuireWoods partner Geoff Cock...

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Across a multitude of industries, businesses are still reeling from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Companies in some sectors are uncertain if recovery is even on the horizon for them or just how long it’s going to take if their markets do recover. Conversely, some providers are keen to expand and diversify their platform, even considering entering into M&A deals while the pandemic is still upon us.

In this episode of Acro...

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June 8, 2020 33 min

As states are relaxing stay-at-home protocols and other Coronavirus-related policies, many businesses are resuming operations. Healthcare providers that shuttered their practices during the pandemic are beginning to receive patients again. And, while the threat of the virus remains, clinics and institutions will need to eventually open not only to care for patients but to avoid significant financial decline.

In this episode of Acros...

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It’s too early to speculate how companies in the healthcare industry will weather the current crisis as the world is still in the trenches of the pandemic. While companies are going to rebound and bounce back more robust than ever, some may not be as successful. And, with M&A transactions still on the horizon, investors remain vigilant for valuable acquisitions in the health services industry.

In this episode of Across the Table...

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As the bulk of the healthcare industry is focused on responding to the Coronavirus and COVID-19 pandemic, it’s inevitable that many medical practices will face economic loss and financial duress. It’s expected that distressed transactions and investing will continue even months after the crisis slows down.

In this episode of Across the Table, hosts Holly Buckley and Geoff Cockrell talk to Bart Walker, a partner in the healthcare gro...

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It’s an unfortunate reality, but a number of companies are failing to adequately navigate today’s rapidly evolving climate. However, there is still hope for these distressed businesses as there will always be those on the look out to acquire or purchase them.

In this inaugural episode of Across the Table, hosts Holly Buckley and Geoff Cockrell speak with Mark Freelander, a partner from McGuireWoods’ Pittsburgh office. He dives deep ...

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March 21, 2020 19 sec

Welcome to Across the Table, a healthcare private equity podcast brought to you by McGuireWoods. Across the Table brings you inside the conversation with the specialists and professionals of the healthcare private equity industry.

To learn more about McGuireWoods or to contact us, please visit our website at mcguirewoods.com.

This podcast was recorded and is being made available by McGuireWoods for informational purposes only. By acc...

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