BUSINESS: Private Equity Michigan-Based Sunvera Group Adds New Partnership With Wilkinson Eye Center of Metro Detroit By Staff Thursday, April 28, 2022 12:24 AM BINGHAM FARMS, Mich.—Sunvera Group, a management services organization, has formed a new partnership with Wilkinson Eye Center, a leading ophthalmology practice with locations in Clarkston and Pontiac, Mich. Sunvera now provides support services to 15 clinical locations and two surgery centers across Michigan and Ohio, with the Wilkinson partnership furthering its rapid growth within the metro Detroit region, according to an announcement this week. The terms of the new partnership transaction were not disclosed. Sunvera Group is a portfolio company of Ridgemont Equity Partners.Wilkinson Eye Center offers comprehensive eyecare and specialty services, including cataract surgery, glaucoma management, macular degeneration and diabetic eyecare. Dr. Scott Wilkinson established and has led the practice for more than 30 years, building a leading practice in the market alongside Dr. Amy Smith, Dr. John Schmitz and Dr. Sherry Dustman, the announcement noted. “We’re very excited to welcome the Wilkinson Eye Center team into our organization,” Sunvera Group chief executive officer Greg Nodland said. “We look forward to working with yet another team of world-class eyecare specialists to meet our common goals of providing exceptional, high quality eyecare to the Michigan region.” “For over 30 years, our experienced team has been dedicated to delivering the most advanced and personalized ophthalmic care to patients in metro Detroit,” Dr. Wilkinson added. “We look forward to continuing that tradition alongside a group like Sunvera, which is equally dedicated to excellence in eyecare and eye surgery for many years to come.” In the transaction, McDermott Will & Emery provided legal services to Sunvera, and SVB Securities served as the exclusive financial advisor to Wilkinson Eye Center. Howard & Howard provided legal services.