• J. Andrew Snyder

List of Private Equity Firms Investing in Gastroenterology Practices and Surgery Centers

This article is an excerpt from our recently published White Paper: Gastroenterology 2020 Outlook - Private Equity Investment and Consolidation Strategies.


Investor Entry Over Time


The number of private equity firms investing in gastroenterology practices and surgery centers doubled in 2019. As of the end of 2019, six PE firms were actively investing in the space with three new firms entering in the last three quarters of 2019.


Given the unique makeup of gastroenterology in terms of physician size, market coverage and acquisition opportunity, we believe a significant number of new PE investors will enter in 2020.




Names of Investing Companies


  • Gastro Health

  • GI Alliance

  • United Digestive

  • U.S. Digestive Health

  • Capital Digestive Care

  • Peak Gastroenterology Associates



Private Equity Firms and the Practice Management Company Approach


Private equity firms usually create a subsidiary Practice Management Company within their portfolios to acquire and manage ophthalmology practices and ambulatory surgery centers. Most transactions include some equity ownership in that parent management company.


The combination of the private equity firm names and the new practice management company names can be confusing and is simplified below.




To download a pdf copy of the full white paper click here => White Paper: Ophthalmology 2020 Outlook - Private Equity Investment and Consolidation Strategies


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