Centre Partners Announces Investment in Chesapeake Eye Care

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NEW YORK—Centre Partners, a middle market private equity firm with offices in New York and Los Angeles, has completed an investment in Chesapeake Eye Care Company, LLC, a newly formed entity that combines two leading Mid-Atlantic ophthalmology practices—Chesapeake Eye Care and Laser Center and Whitten Laser Eye. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Headquartered in Annapolis, Md., Chesapeake Eye Care Company serves the Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C., markets. Led by its two founding physicians, Maria Scott, MD and Mark Whitten, MD, the company offers a range of services including cataract, glaucoma and general eye surgery, medical services, LASIK surgery, cosmetic and oculoplastic surgery, as well as other vision services.

“We are excited to partner with Dr. Scott and Dr. Whitten and their talented team of physicians, care providers and executives,” added Jeff Bartoli, a managing director of Centre Partners. “They have developed a truly impressive model of superior clinical results, and we look forward to working with them to expand the platform through a combination of acquisitions and the recruitment of additional high-quality physicians in the Mid-Atlantic market.”