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Merritt Healthcare Advisors Named Top Investment Bank

RIDGEFIELD, Conn., Aug. 10, 2021 – Merritt Healthcare Advisors today announced that the healthcare-focused mergers and acquisitions firm was named No. 7 on Axial’s list of the top 20 lower middle-market investment banks in the second quarter of 2021. “Healthcare is a complex, increasingly competitive M&A market that draws the…


Merritt Healthcare Advisors (“MHA”) is pleased to announce Zion Eye Institute (“Zion Eye”) has joined Comprehensive EyeCare Partners (“CompEye”). MHA principals served as the exclusive advisor to Zion Eye.

Matt Searles, Managing Partner of Merritt Healthcare Advisors stated, “Merritt is pleased to announce that Zion Eye has joined the CompEye team”. As one of the largest ophthalmic MSO’s in the country, CompEye is focused on supporting its affiliated practices in their mission to deliver clinical excellence by providing best-in-class,…


Podcast: Rollup activity in psychiatry

The time is right for mental health, behavioral health, and psychiatric practice rollups and platforms. Join Matt Searles, Partner at Merritt Healthcare Advisors, and Zak Eisenberg, Vice President at Merritt Healthcare Advisors, for a discussion about macro and micro trends in the mental health industry as well as features of…


Podcast: Cardiology and vascular PPM transaction models

Cardiology and vascular surgery are emerging specialty services for ASCs with the potential to drive future success. Join Matt Searles, Partner at Merritt Healthcare Advisors, and Dr. Jay Pruzansky, Vice President of Merritt Healthcare Advisors, for a discussion about big business and reimbursement trends in the cardiology and vascular fields…


Webinar recap: Investments in cardiology physician practice management

Matt Searles of Merritt Healthcare Advisors joined McGuireWoods partner Bart Walker to discuss rising interest in cardiology and vascular PPM models and possible future opportunities. Topics include market characteristics that make the specialties attractive, demographic trends, access to ancillaries and conduciveness to alternative payment models. Watch the full webinar here.


Leading as a woman in the clinical vs. healthcare business setting: 6 Qs with Merritt Healthcare’s Kerri Ubaldi

Written by Laura Dyrda / Becker’s ASC Review  / February 19, 2020 Kerri Ubaldi has more than two decades of experience in healthcare, many of them serving in leadership roles both on the clinical and business sides. She spent 22 years as a registered nurse in the operating room, ICU and…


Outlook on ASC consolidation + 3 things to prepare for in the future

Written by Laura Dyrda / Beckers Healthcare Review  / September 26, 2019 Matthew Searles, partner at Merritt Healthcare Advisors, discusses key trends for ASCs today and where the industry is headed. Question: What are the most important trends you’re seeing in the ASC field today? Matthew Searles: ASCs should be prepared:…


Mitigating the headwinds in private practice with scale

Is the MSO model the future for independent medical practices? We’ve reached a tipping point in U.S. healthcare reimbursements. The Health Care Payment & Learning Action Network, a public-private partnership with the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, estimates that more than one-third of all healthcare payments were tied…


Merritt Expands Office Presence to the Western United States

We are pleased to announce the opening of our new office in Northern California. Due to consistent national growth over the past several years, we are thrilled to establish an office in the Golden State. Our new office allows us to better support our West Coast clients. Led by Merritt…


Core concepts for ASC growth, success today: Q&A with Merritt Healthcare’s Matt Searles

Written by Laura Dyrda / Becker’s ASC Review  / May 30, 2019 Matt Searles, partner at Merritt Healthcare, discusses the big trends and opportunities in the ASC field today. Mr. Searles will share his expertise as a speaker at the Becker’s ASC 26th Annual Meeting: The Business and Operations of ASCs,…


Merritt Healthcare announces $10.2 million Mount Sinai joint venture ASC deal

Merritt Healthcare is pleased to announce a $10.2 million joint venture with Mount Sinai Ambulatory Ventures, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Mount Sinai Health System, to develop a single-specialty gastroenterology ambulatory surgery center in New York. Mount Sinai engaged Merritt Healthcare to develop and manage the new facility, which…


Big trends in ASC M&A – hospital, ASC chain and private equity

Written by Laura Dyrda / Becker’s ASC Review  / April 23, 2019 Matthew Searles is a partner with Merritt Healthcare, an ASC management and development firm that works with centers nationwide. Mr. Searles will share his expertise as a speaker at the Becker’s ASC 26th Annual Meeting: The Business and Operations…


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