Albaron Partners

Reach New Heights With Us

We are a team of entrepreneurs investing in and growing small healthcare businesses.

Albaron Partners, LP is a private equity fund launched in 2017 to focus on investing in and growing small healthcare businesses and medical practices. We take an active role in the operations of the companies we back, helping them enhance marketing, expand geographically and move into adjacent verticals.

Healthcare Focus

As founding partners, Alessio, Dmitri and Damian bring decades of private equity experience. They are supported by a team of seasoned operators with expertise in clinical management, multi-site operations and marketing, who serve as advisors and directors of our companies.
Our portfolio companies include Metro Vein Centers, a chain of 16 practices specializing in minimally-invasive treatment of varicose veins and venous insufficiency; Metro Vascular, a chain of endovascular cath labs specializing in outpatient treatments for PAD and other vascular conditions; and Great Lakes Foot & Ankle Institute, a rapidly growing chain of podiatry practices.

Albaron’s tailored investment approach can accommodate the unique goals of owners that are looking to sell a medical practice or healthcare business, whether it be their continued clinical involvement, retirement plans or efficient tax structuring.
We allow physician-owners to step back from day-to-day operations to focus on patient care and clinical management. We handle all support functions including customer acquisition, admin, billing, collections, technology and compliance.

Leveraging its extensive industry contacts and experience, Albaron helps medical practices increase revenue, expand geographically and move into adjacent verticals. We do so by delivering operational excellence while ensuring that the practice has a healthy flow of business. Some of our key initiatives include:

  • Group purchasing
  • Marketing events and innovative digital advertisement
  • Referral network building
  • Capitated networks participation
  • RCM & cross coding
  • Back-office consolidation
  • Patient financing
  • Prompt-pay implementation
  • Clinical research studies participation

Our Team

Our Partners

Alessio Baraldi

Partner

• Executive Director of Metro Vein Centers and Metro Vascular and Non-Executive Chairman of Great Lakes Foot & Ankle Institute.

• Spent twelve years as a venture capital and private equity executive specializing in Healthcare at Blackstone, Warburg Pincus and Morgan Stanley in New York and London.

• Managed an aggregate $3Bn of private equity investments across venture capital, growth equity and late-stage buyouts.

• MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dmitri Ivanov

Partner

• Executive Director of Metro Vein Centers and Metro Vascular and Non-Executive Director of Great Lakes Foot & Ankle Institute.

• Spent fifteen years in real estate private equity, hospitality management and operations.
Previously finance director of Starwood’s Le Meridien Hotels Group and directed the turnaround of Bliss, a chain of 40 spas.

• Started his career as a management consultant with Marakon Associates.

• MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Damian Dalla-Longa

Partner

• Non-Executive Director of Great Lakes Foot & Ankle Institute.

• Spent twelve years as an investment executive at Bain Capital and King Street Capital Management, two multibillion dollar special-situation funds, in New York and Boston.

• Managed an aggregate $2.5Bn of investments across multiple sectors.

• MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

 
 

Clinical Partners

Dr. Ali Meslemani

Founder and Chief Medical Officer of Metro Vein Centers
& Metro Vascular

• Post-graduate training at both KCM and Henry Ford Hospital’s Department of Surgery and member of the American College of Phlebology, The American Venous Forum, the American Medical Association, and the Society of Vascular Ultrasound.

• Graduated as Doctor of Medicine from Ross University of Medicine and published multiple papers focusing on improving minimally-invasive laparoscopic surgical techniques.

Dr. Max Hutton

Chief of Clinical Development and Compliance
of Metro Vein Centers & Metro Vascular

• Previously Director of Vascular Surgery at Allegiance Health Systems, Director of the Center for Vascular Health, as well as the Medical Director of Vascular Laboratories.

• Represented over 400 physicians in their contract negotiations with insurance companies.

• Completed his residency in General Surgery at the University Hospitals of Cleveland, and his fellowship in Vascular Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

Dr. Stephen Frascone

Founder and Chief Medical Officer of
Great Lakes Foot and Ankle Institute

• Medical training at the Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery and three-year surgical residency at St. John Hospital – North Shores. Fellowship in traumatology and reconstructive foot and ankle surgery at the University Clinic for Traumatology in Vienna, Austria.

• Diplomate of the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery and fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. Certified as wound care specialist by the American Academy of Wound Management.

Operating Partners

Art Golden

Chief Operating Officer at
Metro Vein Centers & Metro Vascular

• Brings decades of operating experience in senior executive roles across healthcare and business services organizations.

• Previously Director of the Northeast Operations for Stericycle, where he grew his region from $2 million to $300 million in revenue and oversaw a staff of 1,300 employees.

Marcus Raimondi

Digital Marketing and Innovation

• Brings a wealth of experience in delivering innovative digital marketing solutions and leveraging data to build brand awareness and grow sales.

• Previously Client Solutions Manager at Facebook across a number of industry verticals

Our Companies

A chain of medical practices providing specialized treatments for varicose veins, spider veins, and other superficial venous conditions.

In August 2017, Albaron completed its first investment with the acquisition of Metro Vein Centers, a Michigan-based chain of practices specializing in minimally-invasive treatment of varicose veins and venous insufficiency. Since the acquisition, the company has expanded from seven to 16 centers across five states while increasing patient volumes four-fold and expanding margins.

metroveincenters.com

A chain of endovascular cath labs specializing in the treatment of PAD and other vascular conditions.

In 2018, Metro Vascular was founded with the opening of two large endovascular cath labs dedicated to the treatment of Peripheral Arterial Disease and other vascular conditions. The clinics provide in-depth evaluations such as non-invasive tests and angiography, surgical reconstruction and endovascular therapy.

metrovascularcenters.com

A chain of medical practices specializing in foot and ankle care.

In January 2019, Albaron completed the acquisition of Great Lakes Foot & Ankle Institute, a Michigan-based podiatry practice operating eight centers. The company offers routine and surgical foot and ankle care for all age ranges, servicing patients suffering from a wide array of foot related illnesses, including diabetes, arthritis, and infectious diseases. Under Albaron’s ownership, the company is expanding aggressively through a combination of de-novos and acquisitions of independent podiatry practices.

greatlakesfootandankle.com

Contact us

We welcome inquiries from company owners, physicians, business managers, intermediaries, accountants, legal advisors, corporate advisors, business appraisers, estate planners, private wealth managers, consultants, and industry experts.

Location

Albaron Partners, LP
4710 Austell Place, Suite 305
Long Island City, NY 11101

Get in Touch

Alessio Baraldi
alessio@albaronpartners.com
Phone: (347) 470-4382

Dmitri Ivanov
dmitri@albaronpartners.com
Phone: (347) 470-4829