Mr. Francis is a Managing Director and Head of Houlihan Lokey’s Healthcare Group. He has nearly 25 years of experience in M&A and financial operations
in the healthcare industry and has managed a wide variety of projects, from
acquisitions, divestitures, financings, and financial restructurings to joint
ventures and strategic alliance formation. He has closed more than 200
transactions involving healthcare IT and informatics, managed care, hospitals,
homecare and hospice, outsourcing, urgent care, and other healthcare
facilities. Mr. Francis is based in the firm’s Dallas office.
Francis’ notable transactions include ABILITY Network Inc.; Altima Dental
Canada, Inc.; Arcadian Management Services; CareNow; D4C Dental Brands, Inc.;
Deca Dental Group, LLC; Dental Care Alliance; Dermatology Associates; Gentle
Dental of New England; Great Lakes Caring; Home Solutions Inc.; Max IT Corp.;
MedHOK, Inc.; Midwest Dental; ModernHEALTH;
Neighborhood Health Providers; North East Dental Management; RHA Health
Services; Senior Home Care, Inc.; Smile Brands, Inc.; The Orthopaedic
Institute, P.A.; Valley Anesthesiology and Pain Consultants; Vision Source;
VITAS Healthcare Corp.; and XIFIN, Inc.
joining Houlihan Lokey, Mr. Francis directed a national team of acquisition
professionals as Vice President of M&A for the home health division of
Hospital Corporation of America. He speaks frequently on M&A and finance in
the healthcare industry.
Francis holds a B.B.A. in Finance from Baylor University. He is a Certified