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SVB Leerink’s healthcare services team has significant M&A and capital markets experience which enables us to bring exceptional knowledge and insight to our clients. We offer these comprehensive advisory capabilities through healthcare services sector specialists and M&A bankers that bring expertise across subsectors, geographies, and deal structures.
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Managing Director, Healthcare Services
Jeff Danesis is a Managing Director of Investment Banking at SVB Leerink and oversees the firm’s Physician Services Investment Banking franchise.
Mr. Danesis’ career spans over 12 years of healthcare investment banking expertise and over 30 closed transactions. He has extensive deal experience in physician-centric businesses with a particular emphasis on physician practice management and outpatient provider models. Notable recent transactions include advising Austin Radiological Association on its partnership with Radiology Partners; the recapitalization of Dermatologists of Central States by Sheridan Capital Partners; the recapitalization of Charlotte Radiology by Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe to form U.S. Radiology Specialists; the sale of Midwest Center for Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery to an undisclosed buyer; and the sale of Cleveland HeartLab by Quest Diagnostics.
Prior to joining the firm in 2014, Mr. Danesis was a Director in the Healthcare Group at Lazard and a member of the Healthcare Investment Banking Group at Wachovia Securities.
Mr. Danesis earned his M.B.A. from the University of Chicago and his B.A. from Northwestern University.
Managing Director, Healthcare Services
Ryan Stewart is a Managing Director in Investment Banking at SVB Leerink and oversees the firm’s Healthcare Technology Investment Banking franchise.
Mr. Stewart brings over 20 years of industry experience and expertise, having worked in the healthcare technology field as an operating executive, management consultant, equity research analyst and, over the last decade, as an investment banker. Prior to joining the firm in 2015, Mr. Stewart was a Senior Partner at TripleTree, where in his tenure the firm transacted over $5B in Enterprise Value by expanding their reach across the financial sponsor community and entering new subsegments, like Payer-Tech / Payer Outsourcing. Prior to TripleTree, he was a Senior Banker at Lazard and Senior Equity Research Analyst at Piper Jaffray and Bear Stearns covering the healthcare technology sector. Mr. Stewart also worked in strategy and corporate development at Optum, a division of UnitedHealth Group and was a management consultant in Arthur Andersen’s Healthcare Technology practice. He began his career at Horizon BlueCross BlueShield of New Jersey.
Mr. Stewart earned a B.A. in Government and Law from Lafayette College.
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Managing Director, Healthcare Technology and Distribution
Stephanie Davis is a Senior Research Analyst at SVB Leerink covering Healthcare Technology and Distribution. She has over a decade of experience covering the Healthcare IT and IT Services sectors and leads the firm’s digital health research efforts.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Davis worked at Citibank where she led coverage for the Healthcare IT sector, including the electronic health record companies, payer-facing and provider-facing IT players. Before Citi, Ms. Davis was an Equity Research Analyst at J.P. Morgan and, earlier in her career, was an Investment Banking Analyst at Sonenshine Partners.
In 2019, Ms. Davis was recognized as a Runner-Up for Health Care Technology and Distribution on Institutional Investor’s All America Research Team and was included in Business Insider’s “Rising Stars of Equity Research” in 2017.
Ms. Davis earned a B.A. in Economics and Mathematics from Columbia University and is a CFA charterholder.