Shore Capital Partners, a health care private equity firm, has announce that its portfolio company EyeSouth Partners has completed a strategic partnership with Georgia Retina, which has 12 locations in the Atlanta metro area and throughout Georgia.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
“Our primary aim at Georgia Retina has always been to deliver exceptional medical and surgical retinal care combined with an outstanding patient experience,” said Michael Jacobson, MD, who along with Scott Lampert, MD, founded Georgia Retina in 1994. “To further and build upon this mission in the rapidly changing healthcare environment, we have decided to enlist Shore Capital and EyeSouth as our partners to help us strengthen and expand our administrative and organizational structure.”
Georgia Retina will continue to operate under its brand in the community with no changes to its physician base or locations. Paul Lucas, CFO and Administrator of Georgia Retina, will continue to lead Georgia Retina as the President of EyeSouth’s Posterior (retina) Division.
Georgia Retina and its 13 board-certified ophthalmologists treat diseases of the retina, macula, and vitreous.
“Georgia Retina, EyeSouth and Shore Capital share similar cultural values,” Atul Sharma, MD, Managing Partner of Georgia Retina, said in the news release. “We are all committed to clinical excellence, increasing access to high quality care and providing our employees with opportunities for personal and professional growth. We have a common vision of building a leading ophthalmology practice in the Southeast.”
EyeSouth previously completed an affiliation with Georgia Eye Partners in February 2017. EyeSouth’s affiliate network consists of 26 doctors providing medical and surgical eye care services at 17 locations in Georgia.