(PRESS RELEASE) NEW YORK — Regal Healthcare Capital Partners (“Regal”), a New York-based healthcare private equity firm focused exclusively on investments in healthcare services companies, announces its partnership with Ryan Williams and his executive team to form InFocus Eyecare (“InFocus”). Based in Jacksonville, Florida, InFocus will seek to create a market-leading eyecare company focused on providing high-quality and accessible optometric and vision services.
Regal will invest in InFocus Eyecare from its $415 million third committed private equity fund.
Ryan Williams, a veteran eyecare services executive with over 20 years of experience in building eyecare businesses, will serve as the chief executive officer of InFocus Eyecare. Prior to partnering with Regal, Ryan was the Chief Operating Officer of West Point Optical, where he helped grow the largest Pearle Vision franchisee from 10 locations to more than 80 locations through buy-and-build strategies.
“We are excited to partner with Ryan and his team in building an eyecare platform that adopts a patient-first approach to delivering high quality eyecare” said Dr. David Kim, co-founder and general partner of Regal Healthcare Capital Partners.
“Ryan’s background and breadth of experience in the eyecare industry makes him an ideal partner for Regal” said Jon Santemma, co-founder and general partner of Regal Healthcare Capital Partners.
“Our approach is to enhance operations and preserve the legacy of our affiliated practices while increasing the focus on growing our scope of patient care and services.” said Williams. “Regal’s exclusive focus on healthcare services and its track record of building high quality healthcare companies makes it the perfect partner as we look to build InFocus.”