Dickinson Wright Attorneys recently tackled some basic questions regarding private equity in health care during Dickinson Wright’s Health Law Summit. Below is a summary of what was discussed. Click here to view the full webinar.
What is private equity?
The term “private equity” is broad, referring to family offices, limited partnerships, and investment funds put together for specific purposes, namely to invest in certain sectors. They come in many different sizes and forms, and a large segment is specifically set up for healthcare transactions. The majority are interested in one of two varieties of transaction – controlled transactions, where private equity is looking to buy more than 50% of your company, or minority-styled funds, designed to help create the platform, but take a minority interest in your company or platform.