Merritt Healthcare Advisors (“MHA”) is pleased to announce a new partnership between the Orthopedic Ambulatory Surgery Center of Chesterfield (OASCC) and Lync Healthcare Partners, a portfolio company of MSouth Equity Partners. MHA principals served as the exclusive advisor to OASCC.

Matt Searles, Managing Partner of Merritt Healthcare Advisors stated, regarding the transaction, “Merritt is pleased to announce the formation of this new partnership.

OASCC is well-positioned to provide high-quality, low-cost care to patients in their region and beyond.”

Dr. David Brown of OASCC commented, “We are confident that after an exhaustive diligence and selection process, OASCC has chosen the ideal private equity partner in MSouth and an experienced operator in Lync Healthcare Partners to support our expansion efforts and mission to provide the highest quality of care in a state-of-the-art facility so our patients can have the best possible experience and outcomes.”

Kenny Hancock, CEO of Lync Health Partners reflected, “The opportunity to partner with the world-class orthopedic surgeons at OASCC is a great step forward for our organization.  We’re excited to join them in building upon their reputation as leaders in serving the greater St. Louis area.”

“This partnership is in alignment with our mission by partnering with world-class operators and physicians, driving superior clinical and surgical outcomes, and optimizing the patient experience,” said Buddy Bacon, Partner at MSouth Equity Partners.

About Merritt Healthcare
Merritt Healthcare Advisors (“MHA”) is focused exclusively on representing owners of surgical facilities and healthcare practices that are considering strategic options, whether it is selling an interest in their organization, creating a new partnership, or growing through acquisition.  MHA is unique in that we are the only firm that combines an investment banking background with actual “owners” experience that comes from developing and managing our own healthcare facilities. We have used this experience to successfully complete more than $4 billion in transactions on behalf of our Clients.  As the industry’s leading Mergers and Acquisitions (“M&A”) firm, our proven process and extensive buyer network enable us to help our Clients realize the absolute best financial and non-financial outcomes.  The Principals of Merritt acted in their capacity of licensed investment banking agents of Burch & Company, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC.

About Orthopedic Ambulatory Surgery Center of Chesterfield
Since 2015, OASCC has proudly served the people of Greater St. Louis and the surrounding area with quality service and friendly staff.  OASCC’s mission is to provide the highest quality medical care in an optimal surgical environment for both patients and staff.

About Lync Health Partners
Nashville-based Lync Health Partners specializes in the acquisition, growth, and management of ambulatory surgery centers across the country. Its experienced leadership team focuses on expanding service lines through the addition of higher-acuity surgical cases including total joint replacement, spine, and cardiology. The company was founded in 2021, with funding from MSouth Equity Partners, a private equity firm based out of Atlanta with an office in Nashville.

About MSouth Equity Partners
MSouth Equity Partners is a private equity investment firm that provides equity capital and expertise to support management teams in acquisitions and recapitalizations of lower middle-market companies.  Based in Atlanta with an office in Nashville, MSouth invests primarily in the South with a consistent focus on management buyouts of business services, specialty distribution, niche manufacturing, healthcare services and telecommunications / media companies. With more than $2.2 billion of capital raised across four funds, MSouth is a successor of Cravey, Green and Wahlen, Inc., which was founded in 1984.

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