Accomplishing a small practice acquisition and rollup requires management skills and support from a consultant and attorney with experience in this type of transaction. There are some unique details of this structure that must be handled correctly to make the transition work properly. Do not short the consulting piece. Save your effort for the rollup, focusing on the transition, integration and operation of a combined larger entity.

Bob Schultz, chief executive of Vision One Credit Union, writing earlier this month on the Review of Optometric Business website, in his op-ed piece, “How Buyers Can Find Value in Small Practices.”