Unified Women’s Healthcare Announces New Investment from Altas Partners

Unified Women’s Healthcare (“Unified” or the “Company”), the leading practice management platform in women’s healthcare, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to add Altas Partners (“Altas”) as a strategic partner. Altas, a long-term oriented investment firm, will become Unified’s largest investor, while Ares Management Corporation (“Ares”), in equal partnership with Altas, will continue to be a significant investor in the Company. As part of the transaction, private equity funds managed by Ares will make a significant new investment in the Company. The investments from Altas and Ares, alongside the physicians who are Unified’s partners, will enable the Company to expand the breadth of services it provides to its affiliated practices, provide capital for growth, and allow the Company to further invest in market-leading value-based care capabilities for providers and payers.

U.S. Blocked Chinese Purchase of San Diego Fertility Clinic over Medical Data Security Concerns

The United States government, using a confidential process, has blocked a Chinese entity from purchasing a fertility clinic in San Diego, CNBC has learned. The action to protect a U.S. fertility clinic reveals previously unknown concerns about Chinese access to American medical data stored in fertility clinics, which can include families’ most intimate biological and personal information. It comes against a backdrop of increasing tensions between the two countries after a summer in which each country closed consulates of the other and accused each other of negligence in allowing the spread of the deadly coronavirus.

Burdett Birth Center is Now Part of Samaritan Hospital

Effective October 1st, 2020, Burdett Birth Center is now a maternity service within Samaritan Hospital. This transition has been in progress for months after it became clear Burdett Birth Center was facing financial challenges due to increasing insurance premiums and other issues. This merger allows St. Peter’s Health Partners to continue its mission to provide high-quality maternity care in Rensselaer County, given that Samaritan Hospital is the only hospital in the county.

Hospital Group Acquires 12-Location Women’s Health Practice

AdventHealth, a nonprofit community health and hospital system, has signed an agreement to acquire Tampa-based Exodus Women’s Center and its affiliated entities. The agreement includes the purchase, or lease, of all 12 Exodus Women’s Center medical office locations in Hillsborough and Polk Counties, as well as an administrative office, according to a statement. Financial terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. Exodus Women’s Center, founded in 1992, specializes in low and high-risk obstetrics, gynecology, fertility, pediatric and adolescent gynecology and menopause.

Albatross Capital Partners Invests in a Premier Fertility Practice & Proprietary Physician-Owned Network

Albatross Capital Partners LLC (“Albatross”), a private investment firm, today announced that on August 1st, 2020 it completed a significant investment to fund an exclusive network of entrepreneurial reproductive endocrinologists in the development of a fertility platform across the United States and select international regions across the globe. Simultaneously, through a separate transaction, Albatross has closed an investment with a Southern California based fertility practice in partnership with internationally recognized Board-Certified physicians specializing in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.

Audax-Backed Axia Acquires Ocean OB/GYN Associates

Axia Women’s Health, a portfolio company of Audax Private Equity, has acquired Ocean OB/GYN Associates, a group of five OB/GYN providers in central New Jersey. No financial terms were disclosed. The partnership represents Axia Women’s Health’s 15th acquisition under Audax ownership.

US Fertility Becomes the Largest Physician-Owned, Physician-Led Network of Fertility Practices in the Nation

US Fertility (“USF”), the largest physician-owned and physician-led management services organization supporting leading fertility programs across the United States and internationally, today announced it has created the largest physician partnership of reproductive endocrinologists in the U.S. USF was formed earlier this year through a partnership between Amulet Capital Partners, LP (“Amulet”), a middle-market private equity investment firm based in Greenwich, CT, focused exclusively on the healthcare sector, and Shady Grove Fertility (“SGF”), the largest independent fertility practice in the U.S. SGF is joined by Fertility Centers of Illinois (“FCI”), Reproductive Science Center of the San Francisco Bay Area (“RSC Bay”), and IVF Florida (“IVF FL”) in becoming founding practices of US Fertility. Collectively, the USF network currently comprises 55 locations across 10 states and, through its clinics and over 80 physicians, completed nearly 25,000 IVF cycles in 2018.

The Fertility Partners Inc. Acquires Significant Minority Interest in Sequence46 Genetic Testing Laboratory

The Fertility Partners (“TFP”) announced today that it has partnered with leading genetic testing laboratory Sequence46 in Los Angeles, California. This investment significantly expands the comprehensive services offered by its Canada-wide network of fertility clinics in the pursuit of global best IVF clinical outcomes and the healthiest babies.

Lindsay Goldberg’s Women’s Care Enterprises Preps for Sale

Lindsay Goldberg is gearing up for a sale of Women’s Care Enterprises, in what marks one of the few scale opportunities for investment in physician practice management during the nationwide lockdown period. A sale process for the Tampa, Florida-headquartered business is expected to kick off imminently, sources familiar with the matter told PE Hub.

Women’s Care Enterprises Partners with Complete Women Care

Women’s Care Enterprises, a leading comprehensive women’s health platform dedicated to transforming the delivery of women’s health care, announces its expansion through a partnership with Complete Women Care, a leading women’s health practice in Los Angeles. For over 20 years, Complete Women Care has been dedicated to providing excellent and comprehensive health care for women. Complete Women Care’s philosophy of comprehensive care has led to continuous improvement and expansion of its services, which include OB/GYN offices at multiple locations throughout Los Angeles, the first 24/7 GYN Emergent Care Center in the United States, a high performing physician laboratory, as well as a specialized GYN Surgical Institute.