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August 22, 2023
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David W. Johnson David Morlock Wyatt Ritchie
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Cain Brothers House Calls Podcast: Kickstarting Innovation

Working Together

Historically, health systems and PE firms have coexisted but not engaged meaningfully with one another. That is changing. Hear the takeaways from the 2023 Cain Brothers collaboration conference between health systems and private equity (PE) investment firms. Together, participants looked for new solutions to tough problems and found a common purpose in creating value-based service offerings.

Listen to this House Calls episode from Cain Brothers.  

Read the related commentary Kickstarting Innovation: Bringing Health Systems and Private Equity Together for Good.

About the Authors

David W. Johnson

David Johnson is the CEO of 4sight Health, an advisory company working at the intersection of healthcare strategy, economics, innovation. Johnson is a healthcare thought leader, keynote speaker, and strategic advisor to organizations busting the status-quo to reform our healthcare system. He is the author of Market vs. Medicine: America’s Epic Fight for Better, Affordable Healthcare, and his second book, The Customer Revolution in Healthcare: Delivering Kinder, Smarter, Affordable Care for All (McGraw-Hill 2019). As a speaker, Dave plays the role of rebel, challenger, industry historian, investor and company evaluator to push audiences forward. (Watch bio video.) Johnson applies his 25+ years of investment banking in healthcare to identify ways the healthcare industry must change to deliver better care. He received a Masters in Public Policy from Harvard Kennedy School, an English degree from Colgate University, and served in the African Peace Corp service. Join over 10k+ healthcare executives who read our weekly insights and commentary on www.4sighthealth.com. His third book, Less Healthcare, More Health: The Prescription for a Happier, More Equitable and Productive America, will publish in 2024.

David Morlock

David Morlock is a senior banker in the Firm’s Health Systems M&A Group. Mr. Morlock joined Cain Brothers in 2016 with 30 years of experience as a health system executive. His track record includes strategy development, mergers and acquisitions, affiliation agreements, joint ventures, major capital investments, and other unique arrangements tailored to meet the needs of healthcare organizations’ specific circumstances. Notable and innovative transactions and advisory engagements include the divestiture of MDwise health plan by Indiana University Health, acquisition of Ohio Valley Health by Alecto, affiliation between Fairview Health and the University of Minnesota, healthcare strategic advisory work for the University of North Carolina, affiliation between ProMedica and the University of Toledo College of Medicine, the University of Michigan Health System sale of M-Care to Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, and the University of Michigan’s acquisition of a major research campus from Pfizer. Mr. Morlock is a frequent author of articles and speaker on health care industry mergers and acquisitions and strategic capital insights.

Wyatt Ritchie

Wyatt Ritchie is the Group Head and Managing Director, focused on mergers & acquisitions and capital raising for clients in the specialty physician practice management, multisite healthcare services, and post-acute care sectors. He is also a member of the firm’s Senior Management Team. Wyatt joined Cain Brothers in 2010 with 23 years of experience advising both public and private companies in a variety of M&A, capital raising, and strategic advisory transactions. Select and notable transactions include the sale of North Carolina Retina Associates to Retina Consultants of America, the sale of HealthPRO Heritage to Wellspring Capital Management, the sale of Community Psychiatry to Centerbridge Partners, the sales of VitreoRetinal Surgery and Retina Consultants of Houston to Retina Consultants of America, the carve-out of Valor Healthcare from Concentra (Select Medical) to Trive Capital, Amulet Capital’s formation of US Fertility, and the sale of e+CancerCare to Integrated Oncology Network.

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