Colin McDermott - CFA, CPA/ABV

Managing Director
Business Valuation & Transaction Advisory

Colin McDermott, CFA, CPA/ABV is a managing director with VMG Health and is based in the Dallas office. Colin leads a team of professionals performing fair market value studies, fairness opinions, fair value analyses used for financial reporting, financial advisory services and management consulting.  Colin has particular valuation experience with health plans, hospitals systems, ambulatory surgery centers, pharmacies, imaging centers, laboratories, home health and hospice agencies, and physician groups.

Additionally, Colin often serves as a trusted financial advisor to clients and provides strategic advisory services as they contemplate a transaction.  In this capacity, his experience includes financial advisory on behalf of buyer or seller, preliminary due diligence and support for evaluating transaction opportunities, merger or acquisition financial integration, divestiture planning and feasibility or research studies.

Colin frequently presents at industry conferences and publishes on health care and valuation specific issues and is a contributor to VMG Health’s blog and healthcare valuation insights.  Colin serves on the planning committee for the AICPA Healthcare Industry Conference.

Prior to joining VMG Health, Colin was Director in the Forensic and Litigation Consulting Group of FTI Consulting, Inc. and was an associate in KPMG’s Forensic and Litigation Consulting Group. In those roles, Colin provided valuation and advisory services to firms in various industries, including healthcare, manufacturing, energy, and telecommunications.

Colin received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and a Master of Science in Finance from Texas A&M University and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the state of Texas and holds both the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Accredited in Business Valuation (“ABV”) designations.

Presentation: “Understanding Alternative Payment Models and Related Regulatory Issues” American Bar Association Washington Health Law Summit

Presentation: “Introduction to Free-Standing Emergency Rooms” – AICPA Healthcare Industry Conference 2016

Presentation: “Health Care Consolidation: A Review of Recent Trends and Transactions” – AICPA Healthcare Industry Conference 2016

Presentation: “From Foe to Friend: Healthcare Consolidation and Evolving Alliances Between Payors and Providers” – ACC Annual Meeting 2016

Presentation: “Hospital Joint Venture Trends and Post-Transaction Compensation Considerations” Becker’s Hospital Review 7th Annual Meeting

Presentation: “Payor Provider Convergence: A Review of Current Trends, Deal Structures, and Issues to Consider” – ABA Health Law 17th Annual Emerging Issues in Healthcare Law

Presentation: “Business Combinations – Understanding Issues Unique to Healthcare Providers” – AICPA 2015 Healthcare Industry Conference

Presentation: Payor Provider Joint Ventures – Understanding Structure and Valuation Issues” – AICPA 2015 Healthcare Industry Conference

Presentation: “Health System Transactions & Joint Ventures: Current Trends in the Market and Deal Structures” – 2015 AHLA Healthcare Transactions Conference

Presentation: “Health System Transactions and Joint Ventures: Overview of the Market and a Description of the Deals/Structures” – Becker’s Hospital Review 5th Annual Meeting

Presentation: “Hospital and Other Health Care Service Company Valuations” – AICPA 2014 Healthcare Industry Conference

Presentation: “Key Trends in Valuing Practice Acquisitions” – Becker’s Hospital Review 4th Annual Meeting

Panel Discussion: “Business & Transactions Interest Group” – ABA 14th annual Conference on Emerging Issues in Healthcare Law

Presentation: “Reading the Tea Leaves – Assessing ASC Valuation Trends Utilizing the Latest Industry Data” – Becker’s Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference

Presentation: “Valuation Primer – Physician Practice Acquisitions & Physician Service Agreements” – Third Annual Health Law Symposium – Indiana State Bar Association Health Law Section


Areas of Expertise
  • Business Valuation & Transaction Advisory
  • CFA Institute
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)