BLOG: Investing In OWL: A Q&A with two member-partners fueling innovation in ophthalmology

At OWL, we understand that a large part of our role is simply to bring amazing people together. Through our forum, individuals, nonprofits and health care companies learn, generate ideas, build relationships and help each other grow. At the Ophthalmology Technology Summit this summer, we sat down with two of OWL’s member-partners — OCTANe and Provident Healthcare Partners — to learn what makes these investment companies unique and what they contribute to the OWL community.

How does Provident encourage health care investment?

As an investment banking firm, Provident Healthcare Partners represents health care services companies located throughout the country, looking to explore a transaction process such as partnering with a strategic organization or raising capital via a private equity firm. We work in an advisory capacity, acting as an intermediary between owners of companies and investors interested in health care services.

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  • “While the decision to sell our business was a difficult one, Provident vigilantly represented and protected our best interests throughout the transaction.  Provident was the right choice for Cascade and I would recommend their services to anyone.”

  • “Provident’s depth of experience and practical business savvy was demonstrated in their ability to cut through what sometimes looked like impasse.”

  • ”I have a tremendous amount of appreciation and gratitude to the Provident team for their hard work and diligence throughout this process. Each and every member of the Provident team is excellent at their jobs and it has been a pleasure working with such a professional team. Provident has provided outstanding guidance and counsel, and this deal could never have gotten done without Provident’s leadership.”

  • “We would not have been successful navigating the process without Provident’s hard work and active participation. They exceeded our expectations and we would highly recommend them to any health care company seeking a knowledgeable and engaged investment banking firm.”

  • “A lot of investment bankers were interviewed, Provident was chosen. Provident delivered. My clients could not be happier.”

  • “Provident listened to our story, confirmed that our business was valuable and made us feel like this was the only transaction important to them.”

  • “After working with Provident on several transactions, it is evident that their extensive industry knowledge and deal expertise prove to be invaluable to their clients.”