Originally Posted by HME News on Friday, January 5, 2018
Eric Hymes, a new managing director at M&A firm Vertess, got his start in the supplies market, with diabetes, urologicals and wound care supplies his “first and second languages.” Here’s what Hymes, whose previous experience includes stints at CCS Medical and Coloplast, had to say about why the supplies market is hot and getting hotter, and why the recent tax overhaul might spur M&A activity.
HME News: What kind of activity are we seeing in the supplies market right now?
Eric Hymes: We continue to see this verticalization of the supply chain. You have distributors that are being bought by major manufacturers, and you have both that are consuming the DME provider, small and large alike.
HME: What’s attractive about this market?