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Madeleine Desmond

Signal Hill Publishes "The Vision Industry State of the Union: A Wall Street Handbook"

Published on: 09/14/2015

SEPTEMBER 14, Las Vegas—The global $115 billion vision industry is a complex, consolidating market, with attractive demographics and growth opportunities. “The Vision Industry State of the Union: A Wall Street Handbook,” a new 200-page report from Signal Hill LLC, a leading independent advisory boutique, analyzes  the industry’s underlying demographic, consumer and financial data and was released today ahead of the Vision Expo West conference.

“The vision industry has a broad range of participants from within the optical retail, manufacturing, distribution, technology, medical and managed care markets, but there are few pure-play public companies,” says chief author Jeff Nahley, Managing Director at Signal Hill and leader of its Healthcare team. “We believe strategic participants, banks, private equity firms and other financial institutions will find our report a valuable resource guide.”

The report highlights five major themes driving heightened industry interest and activity: M&A transaction velocity, rising and robust valuations, increasing adoption of technology, international reach and vertical integration, and long-term demographic trends that point to the industry’s sustainability and growth through various economic cycles.

“Vision service providers are well-positioned to benefit from demographic trends and the industry has a strong positive story,” Nahley continues. “Our aim in developing the report has been to communicate the full scope of this narrative to the financial community.”

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About Signal Hill

Signal Hill, named 2014 Boutique Investment Bank of the Year by the Global M&A Network, is a leading independent advisory boutique serving the M&A and private capital raising needs of growth companies. Signal Hill's experienced bankers provide deep domain expertise and an unyielding commitment to clients in our sectors: Internet & Digital Media, Internet Infrastructure, Services and Software. With more than 600 completed transactions and offices in Baltimore, Bangalore, Boston, Mumbai, Nashville, New York, Reston and San Francisco, Signal Hill leverages deep strategic industry and financial sponsor relationships to help our clients achieve Greater Outcomes®. For more information visit

Signal Hill Publishes “The Vision Industry State of the Union: A Wall Street Handbook”