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Eric Yetter

Managing Director and Healthcare Team Leader


Founder and Managing Partner, Physicians First


Regional Vice President, Covenant Physician Partners


JD, Vanderbilt University Law School


BS, Vanderbilt University

Industry Expertise

Healthcare Services

Industry Expertise

Physician Practices

Industry Expertise

Behavioral Health

Industry Expertise

Home Health and Hospice

Prior Deal Experience

  • Eye Center of Texas
  • Valley Eye Institute
  • CWC Emergent Care Center
  • Vista Surgical Center
  • Rosenbaum Eye & Laser Center
  • Olympia Eye Clinic
  • Carroll Vision Center
  • Virginia Beach Eye Center
  • Complete Women Care
  • VBEC Surgery Center
  • Carroll County Surgery Center
  • Olympia Eye Surgery Center
  • Center for Total EyeCare
  • CWC Surgical Center
  • Valley Eye Surgery Center
  • McCoy Vision Center

Industry groups

Eric Yetter is an investment banker focused on healthcare. His practice includes healthcare provider services, home health and hospice, and behavioral health. Mr. Yetter has completed a variety of healthcare transactions, many with private equity firms and PE-backed companies. His past clients include leading physician groups, healthcare facilities, and institutional healthcare investors.

Mr. Yetter founded Physicians First in 2016, recognizing the emerging need for investment banking and advisory services for owners of physician practices, surgery centers and clinical businesses. The next four years saw record levels of physician-owner M&A activity and Physicians First became one of the nation’s most active advisors for transactions between private equity firms and medical practices. In 2021, Mr. Yetter agreed to merge Physicians First with FOCUS and lead the firm's healthcare team.

Mr. Yetter also has healthcare operating and investing experience. He was an early executive at Covenant Physician Partners (previously Covenant Surgical Partners), an acquirer and operator of ambulatory surgery centers and physician practices. The company built and operated an outsourced laboratory, an anesthesia business, and a revenue cycle management company. Covenant has grown into a major player in healthcare services and is currently backed by private equity firm KKR.

Prior to Covenant, Mr. Yetter held operating roles at Volkswagen Group of America and Brainlab, Inc., an image guided surgery company. While at Brainlab, Mr. Yetter worked with leading neurosurgeons and hospitals to implement cutting edge technology and improve patient outcomes.

Mr. Yetter is a licensed attorney (currently inactive) and earned JD and BS degrees from Vanderbilt University, graduating with high honors. He is a FINRA licensed investment banker.

Contact Information

Eric Yetter
Managing Director and Healthcare Team Leader
40 Burton Hills Blvd. Suite 200 Nashville, TN 37215 United States
Mobile: 615-477-4741
Office of Supervisory Jurisdiction: Atlanta, Georgia