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IPG Receives Significant Investment from TPG

Strategic partnership positions company to further accelerate expansion of innovative surgical cost management platform 

ATLANTA, Georgia (April 20, 2021) – Implantable Provider Group, Inc. (“IPG” or the “Company”), a leading provider of surgical cost management solutions, today announced a significant investment from TPG Growth, the middle-market and growth equity platform of alternative asset firm TPG. TPG will partner with IPG’s existing management team to invest behind its core value proposition, further support existing customer relationships, and expand into new geographies. 

Partnering with health plans, device manufacturers, and surgical facilities nationwide, IPG offers high-quality, cost-effective surgical solutions, as well as increased transparency and alignment to stakeholders across the healthcare market. The IPG platform combines in-depth analytics and expertise in device cost management, to enable cost effective site of care optimization and provide detailed surgical cost analytics for the delivery of value-based care. 

“As the healthcare space continues to evolve, IPG’s innovative approach is creating value for all stakeholders including health plans, device manufacturers, providers, and patients. We are pleased to be partnering with their team at an exciting time in the Company’s growth trajectory,” said TPG Growth’s Zach Ferguson. “We recognize the unique and valuable platform IPG has built and see a significant opportunity for the Company to expand its presence in both existing markets and new locations across the country. Leveraging our deep experience investing across the healthcare sector, we are excited to execute on our shared mission to positively impact healthcare costs in the growing surgical care market.” 

“This is an exciting time for IPG and our partnership with TPG is a testament to our dedicated employees, the strength of our mission, and the surgical management platform we have built,” said Vince Coppola, President and CEO of IPG. “IPG’s business has grown rapidly, driven by our strong value proposition and commitment to increasing patient access to cost-effective surgical care. With an impressive track record of scaling businesses and further accelerating growth and innovation, TPG Growth is the ideal partner for IPG, and we look forward to working closely with their team to achieve our next level of growth.” 

Coppola added, “We would also like to thank previous investors Sequoia Capital and Camden Partners for their support as IPG has delivered on its value proposition and successfully executed its growth strategy.” 

Healthcare is a core investing theme for TPG. Over the past 15 years, TPG Growth has partnered with numerous healthcare companies around the world and across a range of disciplines including Evolent Health (NYSE: EVH), GoHealth Urgent Care, Medical Solutions, Precision Medicine Group, and Vaxcyte.

Deutsche Bank and TripleTree acted as financial advisors to TPG in relation to this transaction. Citizens Capital Markets led a bank group that provided financing in support of this transaction. 

About IPG 

IPG is the leading provider of Surgical Cost Management solutions, working with health plans, providers, surgical facilities, device manufacturers and patients across the country to improve quality and reduce costs for surgical procedures through optimization of the most effective site of care and device selection, resulting in more affordable high-quality care to consumers. For more information about IPG, call us at 866.753.0046, or visit us on the web at 

About TPG Growth 

TPG Growth is the middle market and growth equity investment platform of TPG, the global alternative asset firm. With over $12 billion of assets under management, TPG Growth targets investments in a broad range of industries and geographies. TPG Growth has the deep sector knowledge, operational resources, and global experience to drive value creation, and help companies reach their full potential. The platform is backed by the resources of TPG, which has more than $91 billion of assets under management. For more information, please visit or on Twitter @TPG. 

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Director, External Affairs 

IPG Announces Retirement of Board Chairman Dennis Antinori, who has been Instrumental in Achieving the Company’s Mission of Bringing High Quality, Affordable Surgical Care to Patients Across the Country

ATLANTA, Georgia (December 21, 2020) – IPG, the industry-leading provider of surgical cost management solutions today announced that Dennis Antinori will retire as Chairman of the Board of Directors of IPG, effective December 31, 2020. Long-term Board member and supporter Mike Dixon will succeed Mr. Antinori as Chairman.

Mr. Antinori has served on the IPG Board for the last 13 years, and was appointed as Chairman in 2015. He was integral in recruiting IPG’s current CEO, Vince Coppola, to lead the company in 2016. Through Mr. Antinori’s Chairmanship, the company significantly strengthened its value proposition, and the company has achieved record financial performance.

Vince Coppola, CEO of IPG, said, “It has been my great pleasure to work with Dennis since 2016 and his involvement in IPG was one of the reasons I chose to join the Company. His partnership, support and deep commitment to the company was key in our organization’s remarkable success. On behalf of our entire organization, I express my deepest thanks to Dennis for all he has done for me and my team, and although our business partnership will be coming to an end, I know that our personal friendship will continue as Dennis moves into well deserved retirement. Finally, I look forward to continuing to work with Mike Dixon, our incoming Chairman. Mike has served on the IPG board since 2010, knows our business extremely well, was involved in every major decision we have undertaken, and will serve the Company and our shareholders very well.”

“I also congratulate Dennis for his many years of excellent service to IPG and appreciate his leadership on the Board. I look forward to serving IPG as Chairman and continuing to be a part of the company’s tremendous success,” said Mike Dixon.

Mr. Antinori said, “It has been a great pleasure to serve as a member of the IPG Board since 2007 and to witness the evolution and growth of the company over these past 13 years. The company’s strategic development and growth have been extraordinary, and I leave the Board in good hands, and with total confidence in the leadership team and the company’s mission, and I look forward to their continued success.”  


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