SOURCE: England & Company

England & Company

November 10, 2009 15:30 ET

England & Company Expands Health Care Team

Washington G-2 Reports Founder to Advise Leading Merchant Bank on Laboratory Industry

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - November 10, 2009) - England & Company, a Washington, DC-based merchant bank, announced today the appointment of Dennis Weissman as a Senior Advisor to the firm.

Mr. Weissman, the founder and Executive Editor of the Washington G-2 Reports, is one of the nation's leading experts in the clinical diagnostic laboratory and pathology sectors. At England & Company, he will provide strategic advice as the firm expands its activity in the health care industry. Recently, England & Company has completed several transactions in the laboratory industry, including the recapitalizations of Pathology, Inc. and DCL Medical Laboratories, and the acquisition of DrugScan, Inc. and DSI Medical Laboratories.

"I am pleased to join the team at England & Company. Their reputation, integrity and passion for excellence, combined with their commitment to the health care industry, provide a truly exciting platform to serve the industry," said Mr. Weissman.

Craig England, CEO of England & Company, said, "We are pleased to have someone with Dennis' unique experience join our health care practice as a Senior Advisor. My partners and I look forward to leveraging his public policy expertise and his vast knowledge of the lab industry in this period of significant change and opportunity in the health care markets."

"I look forward to continuing to work with Dennis to build on our recent successes in the lab industry," added Tim Johnson, Managing Director and lead health care banker at England & Company. "With the addition of Dennis to our firm, we now offer an unparalleled combination of transactional experience, policy insights and relationships in the laboratory industry."

About Dennis Weissman

Dennis Weissman is one of the nation's leading experts in the clinical diagnostic laboratory and pathology sectors. Mr. Weissman was the founder of the Washington G-2 Reports, a leading national news and information company serving the clinical diagnostic industry, and he continues to serve as the company's Executive Editor.

Prior to forming the Washington G-2 Reports, Mr. Weissman headed the Washington Office for the American Society for Medical Technology (now ASCLS) and prior to that served as Special Assistant to the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health in the Department of Health, Education & Welfare. After completing a tour of duty with the U.S. Army at the Pentagon where he worked in White House and congressional liaison, Mr. Weissman began his first civilian position in the nation's capital as a government affairs executive with the American Optometric Association.

In addition to his work with England & Company, Mr. Weissman serves as President of Dennis Weissman & Associates, LLC, a consulting firm that provides strategic market intelligence, organizational support, and public policy and trends assessments, for laboratory organizations and related interests.

Mr. Weissman received his BA in Political Science from the State University of New York at Buffalo and his MS degree in Counseling and Higher Education Administration from Indiana University at Bloomington. He serves on the Board of Directors of the National Cervical Cancer Coalition and is a member of the Health Advisory Committee, School of Business Administration at Marymount University.

About England & Company

England & Company ( is a Washington, DC-based merchant bank focused on providing the highest quality investment banking services and value-added capital to middle market companies and their financial sponsors. The firm's principals bring extensive investment banking and private equity experience to companies in the following industries:

--  Energy & Infrastructure Technology
--  Financial Services
--  Healthcare
--  Software & IT Services

England Securities, a wholly owned subsidiary of England & Company and member of FINRA and the SIPC, advises clients on strategic initiatives, including mergers, acquisitions, financial restructurings, and capital formation.

England Capital Partners combines the experience and relationships of the firm's principals and advisors to identify private investment opportunities and partner with strong management teams in England & Company's focus industries.

Contact Information

  • Contact:

    Craig England
    (202) 386-6500