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On this episode of The Banker's Corner, McGuireWoods' Geoff Cockrell chats with Larry Barr, Partner at Middle Branch Partners, to discuss the buy side of private equity transactions, particularly in the healthcare industry.
Investors looking for buy-side representation benefit from working with firms that have in-depth knowledge of the specific segment they are interested in and with partners who have long-standing relationships in that area. For buyers looking to validate their purchase hypothesis, working with a knowledgeable firm and advisory board can provide operational insights and relationship connections needed to validate a potential deal.
Larry also shares his take on some of the drivers bringing private equity investment into the MedTech space. Despite uncertain waters due to macroeconomic dynamics and uncertainty around credit availability, Larry remains bullish on MedTech.
“I'm one of those that's a perennial bull,” Larry explains, “As I like to say, I couldn't do what I do for a living if I wasn't an optimist.” He cites the recent MedTech deal, coming in at just under $200 million, as proof that there are good transactions in the market and people are going to find a way to close them.
Name: Larry Barr
What he does: Larry has been instrumental in building key strategic relationships between businesses in MedTech that have provided owners and investors with opportunities for growth and liquidity. Based on his prior experience, he understands the need to take a relationship based approach to achieve desirable outcomes for his clients. This has included M&A activities in various markets including respiratory, orthopedic, interventional, medical equipment, and other devices across diverse geographies including Asia, Europe, and Israel. Prior to this, he served as CFO in middle market firms and in lower middle market leading at MB Financial Bank, Fifth Third, and The Bank of Montreal.
Organization: Middle Branch Partners
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