Chicago, IL — FocalPoint Partners, a leading middle-market investment bank, is pleased to announce the addition of senior healthcare investment banking professional Hector M. Torres as managing director in its Chicago office.
Over nearly 15 years, Hector has provided investment banking, consulting, and financial advisory services to healthcare organizations nationwide, having advised on over 25 M&A transactions with a cumulative value in excess of $2.8 billion in the past six years. His diverse range of clients include national and multi-regional health systems, academic medical centers, large physician practices and groups, health insurers, non-acute care providers, medical device companies, and capital providers to healthcare entities. Prior to joining FocalPoint, Hector was a principal at ECG Management Consultants, where he was the national practice leader of the firm’s healthcare mergers, acquisitions, and partnerships practice.
Hector holds a Master of Business Administration degree in finance from the Syracuse University Whitman School of Management, a Juris Doctorate degree from the Syracuse University College of Law, and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Florida. He has authored white papers and articles in journals published by organizations such as the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) and the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) and has presented at numerous industry events and seminars sponsored by organizations such as Becker’s Healthcare, the Large Urology Group Practice Association (LUGPA), and the American Healthcare Lawyers Association (AHLA).
Hector Torres, Managing Director, commented, “FocalPoint’s sector expertise and proven track-record of innovative client mandates provide a comprehensive approach to serving the needs of healthcare organizations nationwide. As industry consolidation continues to become a defining factor within healthcare business models, FocalPoint is uniquely positioned to be the advisor of choice within a rapidly evolving industry landscape. I am both honored and thrilled to join a world-class team of M&A professionals that maintain a patient-centric approach to everything we do on behalf of our clients.”
James Castro, Managing Director, noted, “Hector brings the deep strategic and operational experience that defines FocalPoint’s national healthcare investment banking practice. In addition to his complementary acute care background, his view that value creation starts with the patient directly aligns with our differentiated approach.”
Nishen Radia, Managing Partner, added, “Expanding our healthcare group has been a strategic initiative of the firm for some time, but we were waiting for the right person. Hector was the perfect addition to the team. Philosophically, Hector approaches healthcare investment banking through the lens of ‘patient first’ and with a deep understanding of policy and trends. His proven success will benefit our clients immensely.”
About FocalPoint Partners, LLC
FocalPoint is an independent investment bank specializing in mergers and acquisitions, private placements, financial restructurings, and special situation transactions. The firm has provided advisory services to middle market clients across industry sectors since 2002: aerospace and defense, business services, consumer, energy, financial services, healthcare, industrials, and media/technology. With over 50 bankers, four offices, and affiliated partner offices around the world, FocalPoint’s domestic and international coverage across eight key industry verticals is truly global. Please visit focalpointllc.com and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.