Alceon’s Investment in Specialist Medical Services

Johnson Winter & Slattery has advised Alceon Private Equity on its investment in Specialist Medical Services (SMS), assisted by Gilbert + Tobin. Allens advised NAB.

Alceon’s PE arm, run by co-heads Zac Midalia and David Wilshire, has struck a deal to acquire Specialist Medical Services, as the first step of a bigger push into the world of day surgery and Australia’s healthcare sector.

With this deal, the firm will make a move into ophthalmology and short stay medical services by investing in SMS, which is a roll-up of ophthalmology clinics and short stay hospitals in Australia. The business was founded by Carl Adams, who previously led the creation of radiology business QScan for Quadrant Private Equity.

Alceon Private Equity is a leading private equity firm. Established in 2010, Alceon has invested over $3.8 billion of capital for its high net worth, family office and institutional clients across real estate, private equity and listed equity.

Established in 2016, Specialist Medical Services is an ophthalmology clinics and short stay hospitals. 

The Johnson Winter & Slattery team was led by Partner Andrew Williams (PIcture) and Special Counsel Aidan Douglas, supported by Associates Katherine McNamara and Rebecca Proudman. Partner David Beckett and Special Counsel Man Loi advised on the Banking aspects of this transaction, Partner Christine Ecob, Senior Associate Stanley Yu and Associate Rachel Cox advised on the IP/IT aspects, Partner Peter Trevaskis and Associate Lucy Wang advised on the Property aspects.


Involved fees earner: David Beckett – Johnson Winter & Slattery; Rachel Cox – Johnson Winter & Slattery; Aidan Douglas – Johnson Winter & Slattery; Christine Ecob – Johnson Winter & Slattery; Man Loi – Johnson Winter & Slattery; Katherine McNamara – Johnson Winter & Slattery; Rebecca Proudman – Johnson Winter & Slattery; Peter Trevaskis – Johnson Winter & Slattery; Lucy Wang – Johnson Winter & Slattery; Andrew Williams – Johnson Winter & Slattery; Stanley Yu – Johnson Winter & Slattery;

Law Firms: Johnson Winter & Slattery;

Clients: Alceon Private Equity;

Sonia Carcano

Author: Sonia Carcano