Baird’s Business Owner Solutions (“BOS”) group recently advised Louisville, KY-based Advanced ENT & Allergy (the “Practice”) on its partnership with Southern Ear, Nose, Throat and Allergy (“SENTA”) Partners, a portfolio company of Shore Capital Partners.

Operating out of six locations in the Kentucky and Indiana region, Advanced ENT & Allergy brings 13 physicians and nearly 170 support staff to the SENTA platform. The partnership will allow the Practice to continue to grow in the Kentuckiana region while maintaining clinical autonomy and its dedication to high-quality patient care.

“As we evaluated our practice and explored various options, Baird was instrumental in helping us identify the best path forward and securing negotiated deal value and terms all the way up to close,” said Vasu Kakarlapudi, MD, Advanced ENT & Allergy. “Their M&A expertise and deep knowledge of the ENT and allergy market landscape was apparent in every step of the transaction.”

Founded in 2019 with an investment from Shore Capital Partners, SENTA operates as a physician-led management services organization providing strategic, operational, and administrative support to ENT and Allergy/Immunology specialists in the Southern region. With the acquisition of Advanced ENT & Allergy, SENTA Partners has grown to over 930 employees, including 180 providers across 66 locations in seven states.

Shore Capital Partners, a Chicago-based private equity firm with offices in Nashville, is an investor in microcap companies in the Healthcare, Food and Beverage, Business Services, Industrial, and Real Estate industries. With approximately $6 billion of assets under management, Shore supports management partners with capital, business development expertise, and industry knowledge to accelerate growth, fund acquisitions, and generate value for shareholders.

About Baird Business Owner Solutions

Baird’s Business Owner Solutions team advises lower middle-market and emerging growth companies and their owners on business transition, valuation, and M&A transactions.

Jackson Barefoot, Director

Jason Spitz, Vice President

Shawn DeWeese, Analyst