I am a fierce, tireless advocate for my clients in securing world-class outcomes on their transactions.
Barry co-leads Lincoln’s U.S. healthcare industry team and provides mergers and acquisitions (M&A) advisory services for healthcare payor, provider and healthcare information technology companies. With 25 years of experience in both investment banking and principal investing, Barry has been an advisor to boards, shareholder groups and management teams in executing a range of strategic alternatives, including divestitures, acquisitions, recapitalizations, joint ventures, refinancings and restructurings. Barry has broad healthcare services transaction experience, both domestically and cross-border. His clients have included closely held entities, private equity owned enterprises and publicly traded corporations.
As the industry goes through a metamorphosis driven by regulatory changes, technological advances and demographic shifts, Barry helps business owners unlock shareholder value by properly positioning their businesses in the context of these changes and articulating a unique value proposition to global strategic and private equity buyers.
Barry is a frequent guest lecturer at conferences and many of the nation’s top universities on the subjects of healthcare, M&A and private equity.
Prior to joining Lincoln, Barry led the healthcare investing activities of a middle market private equity fund where he sat on the board of a post-acute care company, a DME / patient care business. He also advised a tech-enabled, managed care services portfolio company and a medical waste management holding. Previously, he was a Partner with Lazard Middle Market, where he led both its healthcare services group and its Chicago office. Barry began his career with Arthur Andersen where he was a certified public accountant.
Barry earned a Master of Business Administration (with honors) from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business and a Bachelor of Science in economics from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.
Lincoln International advised HealthEdge Investment Partners on the sale of Corridor to WellSky, a portfolio company of Leonard Green and TPG Capital
Lincoln International advised Your Way Medicare on its sale to Accretive, a portfolio company of GTCR
Lincoln International advised Veritas Capital on the acquisition of Coronis Health and MiraMed Global Services
Lincoln International has advised Amazing Care, a portfolio company of 3 Rivers Capital, on recapitalization by Bow River Capital
Lincoln International advised Panorama Point Partners, Dixon Midland and ORIX on the sale of Midwest Medical Transport to Harbour Point Capital
Lincoln International advised NexPhase Capital on the sale of OmniSYS to XIFIN, a portfolio company of Avista Capital Partners
Lincoln International advised InnovaTel Telepsychiatry on its sale to Quartet Health, backed by Oak HC/FT, Google Ventures and Deerfield Management
Lincoln International is pleased to announce that it has advised the founding shareholders in the merger of Leavitt Partners with Health Management Associates (HMA)
Perspectives featuring Barry Freeman
No Surprises Act Changes U.S. Healthcare System
The implementation of the No Surprises Act (NSA)’s out-of-network (OON) billing restrictions, coupled with its disclosure and transparency requirements, has resulted in significant changes to healthcare financing and consumption across… Read More
What’s Old is New Again: Value-Based Care Delivery in the Home
In 1930, physicians visiting patients in their residences represented 40 percent of all encounters. 20 years later this figure had fallen dramatically to just one visit in 10. By the… Read More
Surging Medical Inflation Fuels Continued Interest in Self-Funding and Cost Containment
During the past 18 months, inflation has accelerated to levels not seen since the early 1980s. The cost of energy, food and other staples has increased rapidly and is expected… Read More
The Corner Series Podcast | Investor Interest: What’s Happening in Home Healthcare?
Barry Freeman, Managing Director in Lincoln’s Healthcare Group, joins Geoff Cockrell, host of the The Corner Series podcast, to discuss trends and investing opportunities in home health, hospice and palliative… Read More
News & Media featuring Barry Freeman
Mergermarket | Private Homecare Giants Taking Stock Of Going Public
Originally published by Mergermarket in March 2021. Managing Director in Lincoln’s Healthcare Group, Barry Freeman, provides insights on home health mergers and acquisitions. Click here to view the full article… Read More
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