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What is the most important consideration when selecting a private equity partner?

Orthopedics Today features a perspective from Todd J. Albert, MD, surgeon-in-chief emeritus at HSS, who explains what questions to consider with evaluating potential private equity partners.

According to Dr. Albert, “The private equity acquisition model relies on investing in a newly formed management services organization (MSO) and typically results in a loss of governance and operational control for the practice. As such, it is important to choose a financial sponsor who is sensitive to the needs of the organization and its patients, with a vision compatible with most of the present partners.”

He continued, “A foundational feature of the right private equity partner is one who supports the expansion of your capabilities (through investment in prosthetics/orthotics, ASCs, physical therapy, imaging and pharmacy) to provide patients with a comprehensive care experience while upholding the values of the practice.”

Read the full article at Healio.com/orthopedics.