Provident Healthcare Partners (“Provident”), a leading healthcare investment banking firm, announced it has advised Florida Eye Specialists & Cataract Institute (“FESCI”) in its partnership with Sight360, a portfolio company of SBJ Capital. FESCI is a vertically integrated ophthalmology and optometry practice with 10 locations and 33 physicians in the greater Tampa Bay area.
“The transaction process was much more complex than we ever thought it would be. It was a game-changer to have the team from Provident with us from start to finish. They were incredibly knowledgeable, organized, and acted as true professionals. I can’t imagine trying to navigate this process without them,” commented Chris Hill, CEO at FESCI.
“Congratulations to Dr. Henderson, Chris and the entire team at FESCI. While the group had many options to consider in this process, the combination of bringing together the two largest and most reputable practices in the Greater Tampa market was ultimately the best strategic option and one that will create the greatest value for all shareholders,” noted Palamara.
“It was a pleasure representing Dr. Henderson and his team in their strategic partnership with Sight360. The two organizations have strong cultural alignment and very complementary businesses that will lead to continued success in the Tampa market for the entire enterprise. We’re excited to follow the organization’s continued growth in western Florida, and beyond,” added Steven Grassa, Vice President at Provident Healthcare Partners.
About Florida Eye Specialists & Cataract Institute
Founded in 1981 by Dr. Gregory Henderson, FESCI provides full-scope ophthalmology, optometry, cosmetic surgery, and hearing services to patients within the Tampa Bay market. The Company has grown into one of the largest independent practices in the country through consistent physician recruiting, new office openings, and strategic acquisitions. To learn more, please visit https://floridaeye.org/.
Sight360 provides integrated vision care services, including ophthalmology, optometry, optical services and related surgeries across its 29 locations. For over 40 years, Sight360 practices have provided a broad range of industry-leading vision care services and today care for more than 250,000 patient visits annually. For more information, please visit www.sight360.com.
About Provident Healthcare Partners
Provident is a leading healthcare investment banking firm specializing in merger and acquisition advisory, strategic planning, and capital formation services for healthcare companies. The firm has a comprehensive knowledge of market sectors and specialties, including ophthalmology. Provident also has unsurpassed experience and insight into the M&A process, which includes working with a multitude of investors such as private equity firms and strategic consolidators. For additional information, visit www.providenthp.com or follow Provident on LinkedIn.
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