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Provident Wins Two Awards at The M&A Atlas Awards

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Atlas AwardBOSTON, MA – October 31, 2014 – Provident Healthcare Partners was the recipient of two awards at The M&A Atlas Awards: North America Middle Market Deal of the Year and Healthcare Services Deal of the Year.

Provident won North America Deal of the Year in the small mid-market category for its representation of Katzen Medical Associates, PC and Dulaney Eye Institute, LLC in a recapitalization with Varsity Healthcare Partners.  Katzen has positioned itself as the market leader in patient centric eye care throughout Central Maryland.  Dulaney is a Medicare-certified, state-licensed, and AAAHC (Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care) accredited ophthalmic ambulatory surgery center (ASC).  “We are very excited about the partnership created between the Katzen Eye team and Varsity Healthcare Partners.  From the onset, both sides shared the same vision for taking the Company to the next level and we have every confidence that the combined forces will result in a premier market leader,” commented Greg Wappett, Director at Provident Healthcare Partners.

In addition, Provident won Healthcare Services Deal of the Year, for its representation of Manhattan Spine and Pain Medicine, P.C. in a recapitalization with National Spine & Pain Centers, a portfolio company of Sentinel Capital Partners.  Manhattan Spine and Pain Medicine is a patient-centered group practice specializing in pain management, physical medicine, and rehabilitation.  “Manhattan Spine & Pain Medicine consists of a team of truly dedicated professionals who are focused on patient needs.  NSPC recognized Manhattan Spine & Pain Medicine as a leading provider of pain management and physical medicine and the importance of their commitment to their patients,” commented Justin Hand, Managing Director at Provident Healthcare Partners.

The Annual Awards Gala & Ceremony took place on Thursday October 30, 2014 at the Harvard Club in New York City.  The Awards recognize excellence based on performance metrics such as deal novelty and structure, jurisdictions, leadership, and resourcefulness, among other criteria.

In addition to winning North America Deal of the Year and Healthcare Services Deal of the Year, Provident was named a finalist in four additional categories: North America Corporate Deal of the Year; U.S.A. Recapitalization Deal of the Year; U.S.A. Deal of the Year; and Top 10 Boutique Investment Bank of the Year.

About Provident Healthcare Partners
Provident is the leading investment banking firm specializing in merger and acquisition advisory, strategic planning, and capital formation for middle market and emerging growth healthcare service companies.  The firm has a vast network of high-level, senior industry contacts, a thorough knowledge of market sectors and specialties, and unsurpassed experience and insight into the M&A process.  Provident uncovers value and opportunities that others often overlook to create transaction premiums for its clients.  For additional information on Provident, please visit

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Provident Healthcare Partners
Boston, MA
Johanna Torres, Corporate Development
(617) 742-9800

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