Independent Sponsors in Healthcare with Archimedes Health Investors’ Harry Eichelberger

You could do very well in large-cap, private equity by consistently generating solid returns at scale and volume. It’s great for large institutions and PEs that have the time and resources to compete at slews of auctions and zoom through portfolio after portfolio to close deals, quarter after quarter.After years in this kind of environment, Harry Eichelberger of Archimedes Health Investors found independent sponsorship in physician provider services to be more exciting, more personalized, and more entrepreneurial. On this episode of the podcast, he discusses his approach to healthcare investment and how he came to focus on physician services.Also on this episode of Deal-by-Deal, hear from McGuireWoods Partner Holly Buckley on digital healthcare and healthcare IT.“We will continue to see an increase in traction on deals in healthcare IT, and there’s going to be a real race to consume the valuable assets in that sector,” Holly says.The demand has never been greater for fully invested, sustainable healthcare. COVID just brought it all to the forefront. Yet considering the events of the past year and a half, the healthcare niche is even more relevant than ever for the independent sponsor.Meet Your HostsName: Rebecca BrophyTitle: Partner at McGuireWoodsSpecialty: Rebecca focuses her practice on advising private equity funds, other institutional investors, and strategic acquirers in connection with mergers and acquisitions and other complex business transactions.Connect: LinkedIn  Name: Holly BuckleyTitle: Partner at McGuireWoodsSpecialty: Holly focuses her practice on corporate healthcare transactional work and regulatory matters. She primarily counsels private equity funds and healthcare clients and is Chair of the firm’s Healthcare Department. Connect: LinkedInMeet Your GuestName: Harry Eichelberger Title: Founder and Managing Partner of Archimedes Health InvestorsSpecialty: Harry was a healthcare private equity, growth capital, and venture capital investor before founding Archimedes Health Investors, a private equity firm, focused on healthcare, in 2015.Connect: LinkedInAcquired KnowledgeTop takeaways from this episode★    For a successful physician practice management venture, focus on alignment. The healthcare space went through two major rollups, one in the 1990s and one in the early 2000s. During those years, the relationship between management and physicians was strictly transactional, and during these downturns, their bonds quickly ruptured. When management treats physicians like true partners, they share incentives, are invested in each other’s progress and are positioned for long-term growth.★    Bet on Healthcare IT. COVID brought the forward movement of healthcare IT and digital healthcare, but this sub-sector of healthcare has been gaining traction for some time due to demographic shifts. These include: aging Baby Boomers, a declining...

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