Chicago-based private equity firm Shore Capital Partners has formed EyeSouth Partners, LLC, and completed a strategic partnership with Georgia Eye Partners.
Founded in 1999 by Dr. Eugene Gabianelli, Georgia Eye is a eye care practice with four locations in the Atlanta, Georgia area. The company offers medical and surgical specialty eye care services, including treatment for cataracts, corneal disease, refractive surgery, glaucoma, and oculoplastics through OPAL Aesthetics.
Shore Capital will partner with Georgia Eye’s three partner physicians Dr. Eugene Gabianelli, who will continue to lead the company’s clinical team as Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Andrew Feinberg, and Dr. Parul Khator. The private equity firm plans to invest in infrastructure to further standardize operations and centralize the finance, accounting, human resources, and IT functions to allow the clinicians to focus on providing high quality eye care services. Shore will be adding additional executive team members around current Chief Executive Officer Scott Bullock, who joined the company in 2010.
The company will now pursue affiliations with independent eye care practices.