Founders Advises United Anesthesia in Acquisition by GHR Healthcare

BIRMINGHAM, AL. (June 26, 2024) – Founders is pleased to announce the sale of United Anesthesia Associates, Inc. (“United Anesthesia”), a premier provider of locum anesthesia recruitment and specialized staffing services to hospitals and surgery centers nationwide, to GHR Healthcare (“GHR”). GHR is backed by MidOcean Partners private equity and United Anesthesia was exclusively advised by principals of Founders Advisors (“Founders”) in this successful transaction.

Founded in 1979, United Anesthesia is a North Carolina-based healthcare staffing provider specializing in the placement of Anesthesiologists and Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) as Locum Tenens and direct hire to hospitals, surgery centers, teaching, and government facilities. One of the industry’s longest operating pure play locum healthcare staffing niches, United Anesthesia employs a skilled team of industry experts dedicated to serving the needs of both healthcare professionals and facilities across the country with the utmost integrity, care, and excellence.

“We are grateful to Founders Advisors for guiding us through this process that has delivered such a favorable outcome.” Said Tracy Strother-Mayer, President, and CEO of United Anesthesia. “United Anesthesia has been a cornerstone in anesthesia locums for over 45 years and we are beyond excited for our company’s legacy to be carried on with GHR! The professionalism and strategic insight provided by the Founders team led us to the right home for our employees, clients, and providers and we believe the best is yet to come!”

Neal England, Managing Director at Founders, said, “The Founders team greatly appreciated the opportunity to serve Tracy and James with their 45-year-old locum business in this successful outcome. We enjoyed serving the entire United Anesthesia team as they embark on their exciting next chapter of growth with a well-aligned partner.”

About United Anesthesia

United Anesthesia, established in 1979 and headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina, is a leading provider of CRNA and Anesthesiologist staffing. With a robust presence along the Southeastern coast of the United States, they specialize in delivering exceptional anesthesia staffing solutions.

About GHR

GHR Healthcare, founded in 1993, offers comprehensive workforce solutions in clinical and nonclinical healthcare, including nursing, allied health, revenue cycle management, healthcare IT, and education. Serving professionals, healthcare facilities, school districts, and community-based organizations nationwide, GHR provides a range of staffing support delivery models such as contingent, per diem, contract, travel, direct hire, and interim services, as well as MSP and RPO partnerships.

About Founders

Founders is a merger, acquisition, & strategic advisory firm serving middle-market companies. Founders focuses on helping companies across technology, business services, consumer, energy, industrial, and healthcare industries. Founders’ skilled professionals, proven expertise, and process-based solutions help companies access growth capital, make acquisitions, and/or prepare for and execute liquidity events to achieve specific financial goals. In order to provide securities-related services discussed herein, certain principals of Founders Advisors, LLC are licensed with Founders M&A Advisory, LLC, member FINRA and SIPC. Founders M&A Advisory, LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Founders Advisors, LLC. Founders Advisors, LLC does not provide investment advice. For more information, please visit