The 13 PE deals in GI in 2019

Private equity investors pivoted to gastroenterology hard in 2019, with 13 deals taking place in the year so far.

Here is a timeline of every PE deal in 2019:

April 2019: Miami-based Gastro Health makes its first out-of-state acquisition with Birmingham, Ala.-based Southeast Gastro, becoming the first PE-backed GI practice to expand out of its home state.

May 2019: Amulet Capital Partners unites Lancaster, Pa.-based Regional GI, Wyomissing, Pa.-based Digestive Disease Associates and Malvern, Pa.-based Main Line Gastroenterology Associates through a deal. It establishes US Digestive Health, a practice management company.

July 2019: Dallas-based The GI Alliance enters into a deal with Evanston-based Illinois Gastroenterology Group, becoming the first established PE-backed GI platform to expand.

August 2019: Jamison, Pa.-based Physicians Endoscopy and Silver Spring, Md.-based Capital Digestive Care enter into a strategic partnership, forming a management platform.

The GI Alliance invests in five ASCs owned by Southlake-based Texas Digestive Disease Consultants and Illinois Gastroenterology Group.

September 2019: The GI Alliance continues to rapidly grow, partnering with Beaumont-based Southeast Texas Gastroenterology Associates.

Gastro Health expands outside of the southeastern market, acquiring Seattle-based Puget Sound Gastroenterology.

October 2019: GI Alliance enters into a partnership with Phoenix-based Arizona Digestive Health, growing its affiliated network to more than 275 physicians in four states.

GI Alliance acquires San Antonio Gastroenterology Associates and San Antonio Digestive Disease Consultants

November 2019: Dallas-based GI Alliance acquires Indianapolis Gastroenterology and Hepatology, expanding into a fifth state.

Atlanta-based United Digestive partners with Savannah, Ga.-based Center for Digestive & Liver Health.

Gastro Health acquires Fairfax-based Gastroenterology Associates of Northern Virginia.

GI Alliance partners with Amarillo (Texas) Endoscopy Center.

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