CEI Vision Partners Adds Virginia Eye Consultants as Fifth Partner

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Friday, February 8, 2019 12:30 AM CINCINNATI—CEI Vision Partners (CVP), a portfolio company of Revelstoke Capital Partners LLC , a Denver-based private equity firm, has completed a partnership with Virginia Eye Consultants (VEC) , a premier multi-specialty ophthalmology group comprised of 17 providers that service the Norfolk, Virginia Beach and Chesapeake markets through four clinic locations and an ambulatory surgery center.

Associated Eye Care of Minnesota and Castling Partners Form New Management Services Organization

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Friday, February 8, 2019 12:27 AM STILLWATER, Minn.—Associated Eye Care, a longtime diversified practice with offices here and in four other locations in Minnesota and Wisconsin, has teamed up with Castling Partners LLC  of Minneapolis to form Associated Eye Care Partners (AECP), a management services organization (MSO), according to an announcement this week. Castling Partners is a privately held advisory and asset development firm comprised of senior health care professionals with significant experience in the delivery of health care, health care policy and health care operations and financing.

EyeCare Partners Acquires Three New OD Practices in Alabama and Georgia

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Thursday, January 24, 2019 12:24 AM ST. LOUIS—EyeCare Partners LLC (ECP) has acquired three independent optometry practices, one in Alabama and two in Georgia, according to an announcement this week. They are: Potter Eye Care, a Decatur, Ala., practice of Dr. Dale Potter, OD; Elan Eye, an Atlanta-area practice of Dr. Chad Poole, OD, and Sharper Vision Eye Care, the Duluth, Ga., practice of Dr. Mark Gottlieb, OD. With the addition of these three practices, ECP’s current sites of service stands at 289, according to the company. ECP is backed by the private equity firm FFL Partners

Riata Capital Group’s Acuity Eyecare Announces Acquisition of Family Eyecare of Winterset

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Friday, January 18, 2019 12:21 AM DALLAS—Riata Capital Group said Thursday that its portfolio company Acuity Eyecare Group has acquired Family Eyecare of Winterset, a single location practice based in Winterset, Iowa.

ShoreView and California Retina Associates Form New Administrative Services Group

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Monday, January 14, 2019 12:21 AM MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.—Yukon Partners has partnered with ShoreView Industries and the founders of California Retina Associates to form a new administrative services organization.

Atlantic Street Capital Forms Advancing Eyecare to Combine Marco Ophthalmic and Lombart

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Friday, January 11, 2019 11:05 AM STAMFORD, Conn.—Atlantic Street Capital is forming Advancing Eyecare Holdings to bring together its portfolio company Lombart Instrument with Marco Ophthalmic Inc.

Revelstoke-Backed CEI Vision Partners Buys Retina Vitreous Associates of Toledo, Ohio

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Friday, January 11, 2019 12:18 AM CINCINNATI—CEI Vision Partners (CVP), an ophthalmology services organization, announced this week that it has added Retina Vitreous Associates (RVA) of Toledo, Ohio, as its newest partner practice under the CVP platform. RVA is a vitreoretinal surgical practice with nine ophthalmologists who specialize in medical and surgical retinal disorders, including diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, retinal vascular disease, diabetic macular edema and other retinal conditions. RVA serves patients from 10 locations throughout northwest and central Ohio, according to the announcement.

Riata Capital’s Acuity Eyecare Completes Two Deals, Receives Backing From J.P. Morgan Asset Management

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Tuesday, January 8, 2019 7:40 AM DALLAS—Riata Capital Group announced this morning that its portfolio company Acuity Eyecare Group has acquired two regional eyecare businesses, ABBA Eye Care in Colorado and EyeCare Specialties in Nebraska.

American Vision Partners Announces Partnership With Las Vegas’ Abrams Eye Institute

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Thursday, January 3, 2019 12:24 AM PHOENIX—American Vision Partners, an eyecare practice management organization, has established a partnership with Las Vegas-based Abrams Eye Institute, marking its initial move into the Nevada market, according to an announcement this week. The affiliation of the two businesses will “improve the quality of care for patients in the Las Vegas, Henderson and Pahrump areas of Nevada by bringing additional world-class doctors, more comprehensive vision care services and additional locations to the community,” the announcement noted.

Eye Health America Recaps its Investments and Growth Through 2018

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Wednesday, January 2, 2019 12:21 AM ATLANTA—Eye Health America (EHA) concluded 2018 with seven acquisitions of ophthalmology and optometry practices and ambulatory surgery centers across the Southeast.

Blue Sky Vision Names Candi Hamilton as Executive Director

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Thursday, December 13, 2018 12:21 AM GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—Blue Sky Vision has named Candi Hamilton as executive director for central and southern Michigan Blue Sky Vision practices.

EyeCare Partners Acquires Kentucky/Indiana’s 20/20 EyeCare’s Seven Offices

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Monday, December 10, 2018 12:27 AM ST. LOUIS—EyeCare Partners, LLC (ECP) has announced its acquisition of 20/20 EyeCare, the Louisville, Kentucky, and Southern Indiana optometry practice of Kevin Crawford, OD. Dr. Crawford opened the first 20/20 practice in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, in 1988. Over the last 30 years, 20/20 has expanded to seven locations in Greater Louisville and Southern Indiana. The practice’s 12 doctors offer comprehensive eye exams and a range of advanced treatments for ocular disease, specializing in dry eye, glaucoma, diabetic, and pre/post-operation care. In addition, 20/20 maintains a wide selection of frame and lens inventory to ensure attractive product options for ages and styles.

American Vision Announces ‘Strategic Partnership’ With McDougal Eye Center

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Monday, December 10, 2018 12:24 AM TEMPE, Ariz.—American Vision Partners, a private-equity backed practice management organization, and Southwestern Eye Center, an affiliate of American Vision Partners, said late last week they have established a “strategic partnership” with Mesa, Ariz.-based McDougal Eye Center. “The affiliation of the two businesses will improve the quality of care for patients in the Mesa area by bringing more comprehensive vision care services to the community,” American Vision said in its announcement. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Vantage EyeCare Grows to 45 Locations and More Than 100 ECPs With Three Latest Transactions

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Thursday, November 29, 2018 12:18 AM PHILADELPHIA—Vantage EyeCare LLC, which now calls itself the largest private ophthalmology group in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware with 45 locations and more than 100 ECPs staffing its portfolio practices, this week announced it has agreed to acquire three additional eyecare groups in its mid-Atlantic operating area. The three additions are: Horizon Eye Care (six locations in southern New Jersey), Kay, Tabas, Niknam, DiDomenico Ophthalmology Associates (two locations in the Philadelphia area), and Ophthalmic Associates (one location in Lansdale, Pa.).

Chesapeake Eye Care Announces Acquisition of Maryland-Based Malouf Eye Center

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Tuesday, November 27, 2018 12:18 AM ANNAPOLIS, Md.—Chesapeake Eye Care, a portfolio company of the private equity firm Centre Partners, has acquired Malouf Eye Center, a provider of ophthalmology services based in Camp Springs, Md. Founded in 1958 by George Malouf Sr., Malouf Eye Center is now led by Dr. George Malouf Jr. and Dr. Marc Malouf. The acquisition “further expands Chesapeake Eye Care’s growing network of ophthalmology practices in the Mid-Atlantic region,” Chesapeake Eye Care noted in an announcement posted on its website. The terms of the transaction were not announced.