FOCUS Investment Banking (“FOCUS”), a Washington DC-based investment bank, represented Clinart, a regional CRO (Contract Research Organization) located in Dubai, in its acquisition by CTI, Clinical Trial and Consulting Services, an international CRO headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio.
A comprehensive view of ophthalmology's recovery from the pandemic shutdown. We review changes in elective surgery, the emerging investor interest in retina practices, private equity acquisition activity, geographic development, and changes to acquisition practice size. As the COVID-19 fog begins to clear, we see significant near-term promise and a potential return to record deal levels.
After seven strong years, private equity investment in dermatology has been in decline since 2019. Now, elective procedure bans and shelter-in-place orders have practice owners wondering if the opportunity to sell has passed. This paper examines the differing views on pe-backed consolidation, key performance indicators, investor activity, and saturation by geography and practice size. We see several positive factors for our current and potential clients within a coming private equity player restructuring.