2023 ACG Boston: Healthcare Forum


Event Details


November 14, 2023 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM EST

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Online registration for this event is now closed. Walk-in attendees are welcome, subject to an additional fee.

ACG Boston invites you to join us for our annual healthcare forum, bringing together investors, business owners and advisors all working towards innovation and growth in the healthcare industry. This year's theme will focus on Growth & Investment Opportunities in the Mental Health Space.

The event will kickoff with a panel discussion between an investor, advisor & operator on meeting the exceptional market demands for mental health services. Topics will include:

  • Outpatient and inpatient care
  • Catering to the distinctive needs of varying populations
  • Benefits & challenges of scale in the sector
  • Diligence best practices
  • M&A & valuation landscape and more


  • 3:30pm - 4:00pm: Registration
  • 4:00pm - 5:00pm: Speaker Presentation
  • 5:00pm - 6:30pm: Networking Reception


  • ACG Members: $150
  • Non-Members: $225


Keith Farrow

Keith Farrow

Managing Director
Nautic Partners


  • Nautic Partners, 2010-present; Bain & Company


  • Davidson College, A.B.

Representative Investments

  • Aavid Holding Company, LLC, Custom Window Systems, Inc., EmpiRx Health, ExactCare Pharmacy, LLC, Healthy Eyes Advantage Holding Company, LLC, LDI Holding Company, LLC, Nystrom & Associates, Ltd., Odyssey Behavioral Healthcare LLC, Pyramid Healthcare Holding Company, LLC, QoL meds, LLC, Summit Pharmacy Solutions, LLC, Superior Vision Holding Company, LLC
Steven Grassa

Steven Grassa

Vice President
Provident Healthcare Partners

Steven Grassa is a Vice President at Provident Healthcare Partners. and has been with the firm since 2017. Steven works closely with healthcare organizations across various subsectors within Healthcare Services, analyzing investment and consolidation trends and keeping executives abreast of current market conditions and activity. He is active through all phases of the transaction process with responsibilities that include deal origination, market research and deal execution. Steven has authored multiple thought leadership pieces and has been published in various M&A and healthcare publications. Prior to joining Provident, Steven worked in the asset management industry at Putnam Investments. Steven earned his Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Columbia University.

Craig Sager

Craig Sager

Provident Healthcare Partners

Craig Sager is a Director at Provident Healthcare Partners. Craig has over nine years of healthcare M&A experience via principal investing, corporate development, and sell-side advisory. He has executed over 30 transactions on both the buy-side and sell-side, in addition to other strategic initiatives across a wide range of healthcare industries. At Provident, he focuses on all phases of the advisory process, including sector identification, origination, negotiations, and deal execution. Craig began his career in the assurance and transaction advisory practices at EY, and has held roles at Thrive Skilled Pediatric Care, Optum, and Council Capital. Craig received his BS from the Carroll School of Management at Boston College and his MSA from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He has served as a mentor and coach of several youth sports programs in both Boston and Los Angeles. Outside of the office, Craig enjoys spending time with his wife and beagle, exploring new restaurants, traveling, reading, and playing in recreational basketball and softball leagues, although he is far too old to be doing that.

Brian Wheelan

Brian Wheelan

Transformations Care Network

Brian is an energetic leader, a passionate advocate and an expert in organizing complex systems of care in order to create access to mental health for EVERYONE. As a former Medicaid administrator and former president of the nation’s largest behavioral health payer, Brian knows first-hand what is not working well enough in our mental health system. Fixing those problems requires a relentless focus on making the experience of mental healthcare better for all involved – making it easier to access care whether face-to-face or virtually, enabling our clinicians to thrive by supporting them with the tools, technology, and training, and making the lives of our clients and patients better by ensuring that the services they receive from Transformations are evidence-based, high-quality, and measurably working. It’s a bold vision that must succeed for the sake of the communities in which we live – ALL Communities. Brian is a native of Illinois but lives today in Boston with his wife Brooke and three children Grace, Paige and Grant.

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