• Jason Ruchaber, CFA, ASA

Eye Care Investments - Trends and Opportunities

Updated: Feb 20, 2019


McGuire Woods 13th Annual Healthcare Finance and Growth Conference


Eye Care Investments have been a very attractive niche for healthcare investors with more than 20 private equity placements in 2016 and 2017, and numerous other deals announced or pending during 2018. This investment activity is spurred on by very attractive fundamentals and a highly fragmented market ripe for consolidation. Paired with an ever-increasing regulatory and technological burden, many independent optometrists and ophthalmologists see strategic alignment as a means to refocus their efforts on patient care while gaining the economic benefit of a partial liquidity event.

With the heightened investment activity and media coverage of these deals, it can be difficult to distill fact from fiction. To help shed light on the economic and other variables driving eye care investments, I am very pleased to be participating on the Eye Care Investments panel at McGuire Woods 13th Annual Healthcare Finance and Growth Conference next Tuesday, September 25th. Together with my co-panelists Jose Costa, CEO of For Eyes by GrandVision, and Steven Boyd, Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal, we will be discussing eye care investments from three distinct perspectives, including:

  • Current Transactional Trends

  • Characteristics of Attractive Investment Opportunities

  • Key Value Drivers and FMV Considerations

  • Eye Care Industry Innovation and Disruption

If you have not already registered for this excellent conference, you can do so by clicking on the following link. If you are unable to attend and would like to learn more about eye care investments, I will be posting a summary of our discussion to my blog following the conference. Hope to see you there!

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