Katten's Health Care Group represented the Advanced Urology Institute (AUI), a leading provider of urology services in Florida, in its affiliation with Solaris Health, a portfolio company of Lee Equity.

While terms of the deal were not disclosed, the affiliation further expands the service territory for Solaris, which now includes 500 providers and 730,000 annual patients. AUI brings to the affiliation 105 providers and 150,000 annual patients.

"In just eight years, AUI has grown to become the largest, fully integrated urology practice in the Southeastern United States," AUI President Dr. Scott Sellinger said. "By teaming up with our like-minded colleagues at Solaris, we now have even greater opportunities for further growth and advancement of our mission to provide the highest level of patient-centered urological care in our region."

The Katten team representing AUI was led by Health Care partners D. Louis Glaser and Christopher Locke, and associates M. Ramana Rameswaran, Rachel A. Adams, and Maxwell K. Karasek. Additionally, partners Valentina Famparska, Transactional Tax Planning, Andrew R. Skowronski, Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation, and Michelle A. Gyves, Corporate, advised AUI on the affiliation deal.

"Advanced Urology Institute Joins Solaris Health, Nation's Largest Urological Services Provider," Business Wire, March 2, 2022