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ARCHIVES: FEBRUARY 2018


Another Possible Play

Practices that have EBITDA and seek to get some short term cash might consider a debt transaction instead of a private equity sale.

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Marshmallows from Palo Alto

At its most basic form, selling all or part of a practice to outside investors is taking a lump sum of cash now in exchange for taking less cash later.

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Sharing an Apple

A key, but complicated, part of most investors deals is the portion of the value that the selling practice takes in future equity instead of cash at closing.  

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The Second Sale

Most private equity investors acquire companies with the objective of selling them again in a relatively short time frame and once the original owners sell, they have little say in the second transaction.

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The Frost Fork

Understanding what has to happen for an outside investor to later resell your practice for the desired return on their investment will help physicians better understand how the investor will approach the business and relationship after the initial sale.

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Eye of the Beholder

With the new HHS secretary committing to a review of the ban on physician-owned hospitals, an old battle between doctors and hospitals may be reopened.

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Tim Coan, ALN’s CEO, writes an insightful and witty blog three times a week about a variety of topics relevant to independent physician practices.

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