Ziegler Announces Partnership with RBMA and Strategic Commitment to Radiology Sector

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Ziegler, a specialty healthcare investment bank, is pleased to announce its partnership with Radiology Business Management Association (RBMA), the leading professional organization for radiology business management. The partnership with RBMA exemplifies Ziegler’s continued focus on delivering best-in-class advisory and financing solutions for physician groups, companies and organizations across the healthcare industry.

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There is a tremendous opportunity for radiology to take a leadership position in reshaping health care delivery in the evolution towards a patient-centric model...

Ziegler, a specialty healthcare investment bank, is pleased to announce its partnership with Radiology Business Management Association (RBMA), the leading professional organization for radiology business management. The partnership with RBMA exemplifies Ziegler’s continued focus on delivering best-in-class advisory and financing solutions for physician groups, companies and organizations across the healthcare industry. Ziegler is one of the most active healthcare advisory firms offering innovative sell-side, buy-side, recapitalization/restructuring, equity private placement and strategic partnering services. In 2015, Ziegler was engaged in over 35 healthcare transactions and was ranked the third most active M&A advisor to middle market U.S. healthcare companies, per Thomson Reuters.

Ziegler is a leading financial advisor to physician practices across the U.S. with a particular focus on radiology groups. Ziegler’s healthcare team brings decades of experience advising physician practices and has consistently achieved premium outcomes for its clients. The Ziegler approach is centered on the following: 1) senior-level attention on every engagement; 2) leveraging our relationships through deep domain expertise; 3) creative structuring insights; and 4) unparalleled attention to detail. With this combined approach, Ziegler is able to drive optimal outcomes that are tailored to best meet the unique objectives of each client.

Over the past several years, Ziegler’s Corporate Finance Healthcare practice has represented six radiology groups on innovative transactions and partnerships. Notable engagements include Ziegler’s role in advising Radiology Associates of Canton (OH) on a partnership with RadPartners; Radiology Imaging Consultants (IL) on a partnership with RadPartners; and Virtual Radiologic on their $500 million acquisition by MEDNAX.

“Ziegler was the ideal partner to advise Radiology Associates of Canton (RAC) because of their deep knowledge of the radiology industry and proven track record of advising other radiology practices on successful transactions. Their invaluable guidance and thoughtful approach helped ensure a successful outcome for RAC and well positioned our group for continued growth. We are thrilled to be partnered with RadPartners, an organization that shares our group’s values and mission to transform healthcare,” said Dr. Syed Zaidi, President of RAC.

Ziegler’s healthcare practices are centered on a holistic healthcare approach, serving our clients across hospitals & health systems, healthcare services, healthcare IT & outsourcing as well as senior living and post-acute care. Ziegler is committed to innovation and transformation within healthcare; as it seeks to connect the purpose of our traditional clients to transformative technologies and services that will be common to our daily lives in the next 10, 25 and 50 years. Clients range from leading physician practices such as Radiology Associates of Canton, Stat Doctors, an eHealth service providing affordable healthcare 24/7, and MercyRockford Health System, a newly-formed parent company of Mercy Health System and Rockford Health System, to companies such as Extendicare helping people live better through quality care and services in skilled nursing, home healthcare and retirement living.

Andy Colbert, a managing director in Ziegler's Corporate Finance Healthcare practice, stated, “There is a tremendous opportunity for radiology to take a leadership position in reshaping health care delivery in the evolution towards a patient-centric model. As reimbursement models evolve and technologies improve, volume-based imaging models will be phased out in favor of a system focused on superior outcomes, patient-centric care, clinical quality metrics, total cost management and shared savings across the continuum of care. The Ziegler team brings unmatched domain expertise, deep insights in the industry and competitive dynamics. We are excited to continue serving as trusted advisors to radiology physician groups as they prepare for the opportunities and challenges ahead.”

Please join Andy Colbert on April 13 as he leads a webinar with RBMA entitled Key Trends and Valuation Considerations in the Changing Radiology Landscape. Please reach out to RBMA (http://www.rbma.org) for specific details on joining this webinar.

With over 100 investment banking professionals in 13 US-based offices, Ziegler possesses unmatched expertise in advising industry-leading clientele. Our unique approach recognizes the opportunities in everything from coordinated care to interoperability, all while providing direct access to key decision makers of the largest players in the healthcare industry.

For more information about Ziegler, please visit us at http://www.ziegler.com.

About Ziegler:
The Ziegler Companies, Inc., together with its affiliates (Ziegler), is a privately held specialty investment bank with unique expertise in complex credit structures and advisory services. Nationally, Ziegler is ranked as one of the leading investment banking firms in its specialty sectors of healthcare, senior living, religion, and education, as well as general municipal and structured finance. Headquartered in Chicago, IL with regional and branch offices throughout the U.S., Ziegler provides its clients with capital raising, corporate finance, FHA/HUD, strategic advisory services and research. Ziegler serves institutional and individual investors through its wealth management and capital markets distribution channels.

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