New Market Realities: Pre-Acquisition Considerations from the Consolidator’s View

Season 2
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The second season of Consolidate That! ends with a discussion of the criteria and factors that a consolidation group pays attention to when communicating with a potential partner practice. Using Galaxy Vets as an example, Ryan Leech and Dr. Ivan Zak discuss in detail such aspects as core values alignment, hospital reputation, location, and financial health.

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Topics discussed:

  • Part Two of New Market Realities; focused on the consolidator’s view
  • What to know about pre-acquisition assessment
  • The importance of having a well-defined post-acquisition strategy
  • See you next season!

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Dr. Ivan Zak has earned multiple accreditations in veterinary medicine. After graduating, he worked in 35 veterinary hospitals across Canada, where he was inspired to create Smart Flow, a first-in-the-industry workflow optimization system. Smart Flow was subsequently acquired by Fortune 500 company IDEXX, where he became General Manager of the Software division. After consulting 500+ practices worldwide on workflow optimization, he decided it was time for a new adventure. Dr. Ivan has a holistic view of the whole veterinary business market and he’s making his next step the creation of a more cohesive, unified platform that will ultimately benefit the veterinary professionals.