BUSINESS: ICYMI 'Demystifying Private Equity' Opens Registration in Three More Metros By Staff Friday, October 18, 2019 10:09 AM Richard Edlow, OD, provides an overview of the optometric marketplace and investments by private equity.Ken Krivacic, OD, walks participants through a valuation process that determines an ultimate sale price.NEW YORK—Three more dates and venues have been added for the landmark seminar “Demystifying Private Equity and its Role in Optometry.” This series of teach-ins, which have been held in Dallas, Chicago and Atlanta, next takes place in Houston on Oct. 19. There still is time to register for the one-day event in Houston, which is free to optometric practice owners and associates. Additional venues are in Orlando on Nov. 9; Boston on Nov. 16; and in Costa Mesa, Calif. on Dec. 7. All dates are Saturdays, with the program beginning at 8:30 am. The event consists of four teaching modules on the structure of consolidation deals between OD practices and private-equity backed companies. There also is a workshop on how to conduct a practice valuation. Following a luncheon, participants can meet one-on-one with representatives of companies acquiring practices. The event is produced by Review of Optometric Business and is sponsored by Acuity Eyecare Group; Eyecare Partners, LLC; Kavanagh Consulting, LLC; Keplr Vision; MyEyeDr.; and VSP Ventures.