Why Choose MT Consulting?
MT Consulting is a full-service mergers & acquisitions firm, healthcare practice & business services broker that was founded in 1992. While our home base is suburban Philadelphia, we work with healthcare practices and services businesses located throughout the U.S. Over the years, our team has evaluated, analyzed and advised over 1,000 privately owned businesses, completing over 300 transactions in 40 states.
In the beginning, our focus was acquisitions – as we served as the exclusive mergers & acquisitions arm for healthcare giants, NovaCare, Inc. and Benchmark Medical, Inc. To meet NovaCare’s aggressive acquisition goals, our team diligently identified and closed hundreds of deals over a 5-year period. Similarly, the MT Consulting team moved at a rapid acquisition pace on behalf of Benchmark Medical. Work for these healthcare companies led to recognition of MT Consulting as one of the nation’s most experienced deal specialists in the physical therapy and orthotic & prosthetic industries.
Leveraging our healthcare services insight and deal expertise, MT Consulting transitioned to a sell-side business broker in the late 1990’s – providing valuation and broker services to multi-location physical therapy practices. We later experienced success in valuing and representing urgent care and dermatology practices and added business services clients. Healthcare services represents approximately 70% of our business mix.
Of note, the MT Consulting team was instrumental in orchestrating the initial partnership between the founders of MedExpress Urgent Care and a private equity firm. This investment effectively positioned MedExpress for national expansion. MedExpress is now part of Optum, a division of United Healthcare Group, with over 250 centers.
Meet Our Principals
Stephen Mountain, Founder & President
Steve Mountain, Founder & President of MT Consulting, has enjoyed considerable success as a business adviser, mergers & acquisitions expert and entrepreneur for over 35 years. In 1992, he founded MT Consulting, a firm specializing in healthcare industry acquisitions. Today, Steve is recognized as the most experienced analyst in the physical therapy industry.
Steve’s first exposure to physical therapy was in the 1980’s. As an adviser to Pat Croce, founder of the 40-clinic Sports Physical Therapists chain, Steve was an integral part of the sale of Croce’s well-known business. Led by Steve’s management expertise and keen negotiating skills, MT Consulting has experienced ongoing success. The MT Consulting team has skillfully negotiated over $750 million in transactions and managed the real estate development for one of the nation’s largest outpatient rehabilitation providers.
Steve Mountain’s other entrepreneurial ventures include a professional athletic and entertainment management agency and a physical fitness company. Previously, he owned and operated, Cabaret – a chain of nightclubs, for over a decade. The legendary clubs featured live music from local, regional and national talent. His professional career began as a social worker which led to the appointment as Executive Director of a Philadelphia-area Big Brothers/Big Sisters chapter. Steve graduated from West Chester University.
Tony Lynch, Senior Analyst and Business Broker
Tony Lynch is one of the country’s most experienced healthcare services industry analysts.
For over 20 years, Tony has analyzed and valued a variety of healthcare services businesses resulting in hundreds of completed transactions. Early in his MT Consulting career, Tony led and managed numerous acquisition teams on behalf of healthcare clients, NovaCare, Inc. and Benchmark Medical, Inc. Tony’s current role is as a sell-side adviser. His analyses and recommendations have been pivotal in effectively preparing, positioning and managing the sales process for owners of healthcare and services businesses.
Prior to MT Consulting, Tony held management positions in finance and accounting at several Philadelphia-area firms including Provident Mutual Life Insurance Co., Computer Science Corporation, The Robert Plan Corporation, and internet start-up, Planet Exchange. He is a Temple University graduate in Accounting who successfully passed the CPA exam.
My therapy practice was very important to me. So, when it was time to sell, I needed to make sure that the brokerage firm I used understood the emotional component of this sale as well as the business. MT Consulting was sensitive to this. They took time to get to know me; they took time to get to know my business. Their analysis and valuation of my practice coupled with their ability to factor in the intangibles resulted in the most positive outcome.
They knew how to get a deal done and I always felt like they were working with utmost integrity, with no underlying motive other than prioritizing my needs. They got the best price from the best buyer, which really made the transition an easy one.
They found the perfect match, which is why I have been able to comfortably pass the torch to a new great company. They took care of my staff and me!
– Suzan Syron
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