December 12, 2017
Strategic Health Services, LLC d/b/a Palm Medical Centers, an MBF Healthcare Partners, LP portfolio company, acquires Katherine O’Flynn, MD and Arlene E. Haywood, MD PA
Coral Gables, FL – Strategic Health Services, LLC d/b/a Palm Medical Centers (“PMC”), an MBF Healthcare Partners, LP (“MBF”) portfolio company, announced today the acquisition of Katherine O’Flynn, MD and Arlene E. Haywood, MD PA, two highly successful pediatric medical practices located in Plantation, FL. Read More. >


December 12, 2017
Strategic Health Services, LLC d/b/a Palm Medical Centers, an MBF Healthcare Partners, LP portfolio company, acquires Jesus B. Menendez-Rivera, MD, PA
Coral Gables, FL – Strategic Health Services, LLC d/b/a Palm Medical Centers, an MBF Healthcare Partners, LP portfolio company, announced today the acquisition of Jesus B. Menendez-Rivera, MD, PA, a successful primary care medical practice located in the heart of Little Havana. Read More. >


December 07, 2017
Michael J. Vaughan, Former COO of American Dental Partners, Joins MBF Healthcare Partners as an Operating Partner
Coral Gables, FL – MBF Healthcare Partners (“MBF”), a leading healthcare private equity firm, today announced that Michael J. Vaughan, Former Chief Operating Officer of American Dental Partners (“ADP”), has joined MBF as an Operating Partner. Mike will work with MBF in identifying Dental Service Organization (“DSO”) opportunities throughout the United States. Read More. >


August 8, 2016
Kevin McCarty, Former Florida Insurance Commissioner joins the Advisory Board of MBF Healthcare Partner
Coral Gables, FL – MBF Healthcare Partners (“MBF”), a leading healthcare private equity firm, today announced that Kevin McCarty, Former Florida Insurance Commissioner and Former President of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (“NAIC”) has joined the Advisory Board and will work with MBF in identifying Managed Care opportunities throughout the United States. Read More. >


February 18, 2015
Anthem, Inc. Completes Acquisition of Simply Healthcare Holdings, Inc.
INDIANAPOLIS — Anthem, Inc. (NYSE: ANTM) announced today the completion of its acquisition of Simply Healthcare Holdings, Inc. (“Simply Healthcare”), a leading managed care company for people enrolled in Medicaid and Medicare programs in the state of Florida. Read More. >


December 22, 2014
Anthem (ANTM) to Acquire Managed Care Company, Simply Healthcare
Anthem, Inc. (NYSE: ANTM) announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Simply Healthcare Holdings, Inc. (“Simply Healthcare”), which, through its two subsidiaries, Simply Healthcare Plans, Inc. and Better Health, Inc., is a leading managed care company for people enrolled in Medicaid and Medicare programs in the state of Florida. Read More. >


July 14, 2014
CVS Caremark to Purchase Navarro Discount Pharmacy
WOONSOCKET, RI – CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of Miami-based Navarro Discount Pharmacy, the largest Hispanic-owned drugstore chain in the U.S. The transaction includes Navarro’s 33 retail drugstore locations and Navarro Health Services, a specialty pharmacy serving patients with complex or chronic diseases. Read More. >


June 9, 2014
MBF Healthcare Partners, L.P. Announces Sale of Nutri-Force Nutrition
CORAL GABLES, FL – MBF Healthcare Partners, L.P. (“MBF”), a healthcare-focused private equity firm, announced today the sale of one of its portfolio companies, FDC Vitamins, LLC, doing business as Nutri-Force Nutrition (“Nutri-Force”), to Vitamin Shoppe, Inc. (NYSE: VSI, “Vitamin Shoppe”), a leading multi-channel specialty retailer of nutritional products. Read More. >


April 15, 2013
Aetna Launches New Programs Designed to Help Reduce Metabolic Syndrome Risk Factors
HARTFORD, CT – Aetna (NYSE: AET) today announced the launch of “Metabolic Health in Small Bytes” and the “Metabolic Health Advisor.” The two new components can help people control the risk factors associated with metabolic syndrome. Read More. >


October 16, 2012
MBF Healthcare Partners Promotes Luis Gonzalez to Managing Director
CORAL GABLES, FL – MBF Healthcare Partners, L.P. (“MBF”), a leading healthcare private equity firm, today announced that Luis Gonzalez has been promoted to Managing Director. Read More. >


June 28, 2012
Nutri-Force Nutrition Opens New $13 Million Innovative SoftGel Vitamin Manufacturing Plant in Miami Lakes 400 New Jobs Added Over Three Years
MIAMI, FL – Nutri-Force Nutrition, a recognized cGMP leader in the contract manufacturing, private labeling, and branding of nutraceuticals, vitamins, and nutritional supplements, and an MBF Healthcare portfolio company, has opened its new $13 million softgel vitamin manufacturing plant in Miami Lakes at 14700 NW 60 Avenue. Nutri-Force expects to add 400 new jobs over the next three years as a result of the new softgel plant opening. Read More. >


April 3, 2012
Magic Johnson Enterprises Announces a Strategic Alliance and Investment in Simply Healthcare Plans
MIAMI, FL and LOS ANGELES, CA – Magic Johnson Enterprises (“MJE”) announced today an investment and strategic alliance with Simply Healthcare Plans (“SHP”) a minority owned and operated managed care plan based in Florida. Read More. >


March 30, 2012
Dan Marino Launches Supplement Product Line
In between breaking down NFL games on national TV, Miami Dolphins Hall of Famer Dan Marino has been intensely involved in the launch of a nutritional supplement line manufactured in Miami Lakes. Read More. >


November 8, 2011
What Drives Serial Entrepeneurs
Mike Fernandez, Laurie Silvers and Ed Iacobucci are South Floridians with entrepreneurial tenacity who have had big hits-and persevered through misses. They envision change, solve problems and take risks. Read More. >


June 27, 2011
MBF Healthcare Partners, L.P. Announce Investment In eMindful
CORAL GABLES, FL – MBF Healthcare Partners, L.P. (“MBF”) announced today that it acquired a minority equity interest in eMindful, Inc. (“eMindful”), a leading provider of technology-enabled health and wellness solutions. Read More. >


May 18, 2011
Healthcare Companies to Add 650 New Workers in Florida, Many in South Florida
MBF Healthcare Partners said Tuesday it expects to create nearly 650 new jobs throughout Florida in the next 18 months. The bulk of the new hires will come from the expansion of the Navarro Discount Pharmacies, which is opening three new stores in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties this year. The company said it plans to hire a wide variety of employees including cashiers and pharmacists. Read More. >


August 2, 2010
MBF Healthcare Partners, L.P. Announces Sale of Medical Specialties Distributors, LLC
CORAL GABLES, FL – MBF Healthcare Partners, L.P. (MBF), a middle market healthcare focused private equity firm, announced it has sold Medical Specialties Distributors, LLC (MSD), to private equity firm Water Street Healthcare Partners. Read More. >


May 6, 2010
MBF Healthcare Partners, L.P. and Simply Healthcare Plans, Inc. Acquire Assets of THC and Invest in Better Health, L.L.C.
CORAL GABLES, FL – MBF Healthcare Partners, L.P. (MBF), a healthcare services focused private equity firm, announced today that its portfolio company Simply Healthcare Plans, Inc., a Florida based HMO, completed the previously announced acquisition of assets related to the Medicaid and Florida Healthy Kids business of Total Health Choice, Inc. (THC) a Florida based HMO. Read More. >


February 16, 2010
MBF Healthcare Partners, L.P. Announces $50 Million Equity Investment in Managed Care
CORAL GABLES, FL – MBF Healthcare Partners, L.P. (MBF),a healthcare services focused private equity firm, announced its plans to invest up to $50 million of equity capital to support Simply Healthcare Plans of Florida, Inc. (SHP) an HMO based in Coral Gables, Florida. Read More. >


September 18, 2009
Healthcare Entrepreneur Re-enters Managed Care Field
CORAL GABLES, FL – MBF Healthcare Partners, LP led by healthcare entrepreneur Miguel “Mike” Fernandez, along with select former key executives in the HMO industry, will be re-entering the managed care field in late 2009. Read More. >


April 1, 2009
MBF owners of Medical Specialties Distributors acquires Innovative Medical Systems and Outpatient Infusion Systems
Medical Specialties Distributors, LLC (MSD), a leading supplier of healthcare infusion products and solutions, announces the acquisition of Innovative Medical Systems (IMS) and Outpatient Infusion Systems (OIS), a Southeast based distributor of infusion therapy products and equipment solutions to the oncology market.


April 1, 2008
MBF Healthcare Management, LLC announces the completion of the sale of Hospitalists of America, LLC to IPC The Hospitalists Company
IPC The Hospitalist Company, Inc. (Nasdaq: IPCM), a leading national hospitalist physician group practice, announced today that it completed the previously announced acquisition of Hospitalists of America (HOA). Read More. >


May 8, 2008
MBF Healthcare Management, LLC announces the completion of the sale of Atlantic Dental, Inc. to Doral Dental USA
CORAL GABLES, FL – Doral Dental USA completed its acquisition of Atlantic Dental, Inc. today as Florida regulators approved the transaction. The combined entity will serve nearly 11 million members in 24 states and the District of Columbia. Read More. >


March 7, 2008
MBF Healthcare Management, LLC announces the sale of Atlantic Dental, Inc. to Doral Dental
CORAL GABLES, FL – MBF Healthcare Management, LLC today announced that Atlantic Dental, Inc. (ADI) one of its controlled and managed companies has signed a definitive agreement to sell ADI to Doral Dental. Read More. >


March 7, 2008
MBF Healthcare Management, LLC announces the sale of Atlantic Dental, Inc. to Doral Dental
CORAL GABLES, FL – MBF Healthcare Management, LLC today announced that Atlantic Dental, Inc. (ADI) one of its controlled and managed companies has signed a definitive agreement to sell ADI to Doral Dental. Read More. >


March 7, 2008
MBF Healthcare Management, LLC announces the sale of Atlantic Dental, Inc. to Doral Dental
CORAL GABLES, FL – MBF Healthcare Management, LLC today announced that Atlantic Dental, Inc. (ADI) one of its controlled and managed companies has signed a definitive agreement to sell ADI to Doral Dental. Read More. >


October 11, 2007
Navarro Discount Pharmacies and Sedano’s Pharmacy & Discount to Combine
MIAMI, FL – MBF Healthcare Partners, LP (MBF) announced today that its affiliate, Navarro Discount Pharmacies, LLC (Navarro) has entered into an agreement to combine its operations with Sedano’s Pharmacy & Discount Store, Inc. (Sedano’s Pharmacy). Sedano’s Pharmacy is a leading Hispanic drug retail company with 11 pharmacies in the South Florida market. Read More. >


October 10, 2007
MBF Healthcare Partners, L.P. Owners of Medical Specialties Distributors, LLC (MSD) Acquires Midwest National Infusion Distributor Wren Medical Systems, Inc
STOUGHTON, MA – Medical Specialties Distributors, LLC (MSD), a leading supplier of healthcare products and biomedical equipment rentals and services, announces the acquisition of Wren Medical Systems, Inc., a Chicago area based distributor of infusion and enteral therapy products to both the alternate site and acute care markets. Read More. >


August 8, 2007
FDC Vitamins, LLC Announces Acquisition of Nutri-Force Nutrition, Inc.
MIAMI, FL – FDC Vitamins, LLC (FDC), an MBF Healthcare Partners, LP (MBF) portfolio company, announced today the acquisition of Nutri-Force Nutrition, Inc. (Nutri-Force). The acquisition creates a fully-integrated nutritional company to capitalize on FDC’s widely recognized branded nutritional products and Nutri-Force’s proven production and contract manufacturing capabilities. Read More. >


July 6, 2007
MBF Healthcare Acquisition Corp. Announces Separate Trading of Common Stock and Warrants
CORAL GABLES, FL – MBF Healthcare Acquisition Corp. (the “Company”) (AMEX: MBH.U) announced today that beginning July 2, 2007, the holders of the Company’s units may separately trade the shares of common stock and warrants included in the units. The units not separated will continue to trade on the American Stock Exchange under the symbol MBH.U. The common stock and warrants will trade on the American Stock Exchange under the symbols MBH and MBH.WS, respectively. Read More. >


May 8, 2007
MBF Healthcare Acquisition Corp. Announces Exercise of Over-Allotment Option
CORAL GABLES, FL – MBF Healthcare Acquisition Corp. (AMEX:MBH.U – News) announced today the full exercise of the over-allotment option relating to its initial public offering for an additional 2,812,500 units. Read More. >


April 17, 2007
MBF Healthcare Acquisition Corp. Announces Pricing of Initial Public Offering
CORAL GABLES, FL – MBF Healthcare Acquisition Corp. (AMEX:MBH.U) today announced the initial public offering of 18,750,000 units. Read More. >


January 4, 2007
Navarro Discount Pharmacies Announces Investment by MBF Healthcare Partners
MIAMI, FL – Navarro Discount Pharmacies CEO, Jose Navarro, Jr., announced today a financial investment by MBF Healthcare Partners (MBF). The new business relationship will allow Miami-based Navarro access to capital to expedite expansion. The Navarro chain will continue under Navarro-family management and MBF will not have a management role in the day-to-day operation of the business. Read More. >


August 29, 2006
Medical Specialties Distributors, LLC (MSD) Enters the Acute Care Biomedical Rental and Service Market
STOUGHTON, MA – Medical Specialties Distributors, LLC (MSD), a leading supplier of healthcare products and biomedical equipment rentals and services to the alternate site market, announced today that it has created a new Acute Care Rental and Service Division and will be driving new sales and rentals into the US hospital market. Ten (10) highly experienced, acute care territory managers have been recruited by MSD to spearhead the company’s entrance into the hospital medical equipment rental market. Read More. >


April 21, 2006
MSD Announces the acquisition of Advanced Technologies for Medicine (ATM)
BOSTON, MA – Medical Specialties Distributors, LLC (“MSD”), the largest supplier of healthcare products and bio-medical equipment rentals and service in the home healthcare market announced today the acquisition of Advanced Techologies for Medicine (ATM). Read More. >


December 19, 2005
MBF Healthcare Partners Acquires Medical Specialties Distributors, Inc.
CORAL GABLES, FL & NEW YORK & BOSTON – MBF Healthcare Partners, LP (“MBF”) announced today that is has acquired Medical Specialties Distributors, Inc. (“MSD”), the largest supplier of healthcare products and bio-medical equipment rentals and service in the home healthcare market. In 2005, MSD is expected to achieve revenue of approximately $80 million.Read More. >


October 1, 2005
PACESETTER: Healthy Returns
When Miguel “Mike” Fernandez, 53, set out to raise capital for his new private equity fund, MBF Healthcare Partners, so much money poured in that he ended up declining $67 million from would-be investors. Read More. >


August 2, 2005
S. Florida Entrepreneur Starts Care-Related Investment Fund
Mike Fernandez, one of Florida’s most successful healthcare entrepreneurs, announced the start of an investment fun, MBF Healthcare. Read More. >