VSS Capital Partners Portfolio Company Olympus Cosmetic Group Completes Acquisition of Artisan

• Transaction to Accelerate Growth of Transformational Aesthetics Platform

• Acquisition Marks First Company to Join Olympus Cosmetic in 2024

• Deal Supports Expansion of High-Touch Provider of Cosmetic Care into Fast-Growing Atlanta Market

NEW YORK – May 8, 2024 – VSS Capital Partners (“VSS”), a private investment firm investing in the healthcare, business services, and education industries, today announced that its portfolio company, Olympus Cosmetic Group (“Olympus”), a platform providing comprehensive cosmetic surgery, dermatological treatments and non-surgical cosmetic procedures, has completed the acquisition of Artisan Plastic Surgery and Artisan Beauté (collectively “Artisan” or the “Company”), a female-founded and managed cosmetic surgery and medspa enterprise. While financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed, VSS made an additional investment to support Olympus’ first acquisition.

Headquartered in Atlanta, Artisan operates four locations that provide leading edge treatments to patients. Supported by a talented team of female surgeons, its highly complementary Artisan Beauté medspa locations provide patients with access to the Company’s comprehensive and skillfully performed non-surgical aesthetic procedures. Artisan’s dual offering is unique in that it allows for a cross-pollination of patients between the surgical practice and medspa locations.

“The team at Artisan is aligned seamlessly with Olympus Cosmetic Group’s mission to deliver quality and expertly performed cosmetic procedures to patients. Artisan is a market leader and this transaction expands Olympus’ presence into a key regional market,” said Patrick Turner, Managing Director at VSS. “The Artisan team is well regarded for their deep expertise in plastic surgery and medspa services. They have built an impressive business based on patient satisfaction and first-rate results,” added Brad Corbin, Principal at VSS. “Artisan’s commitment to providing quality services, together with our resources and capital investment, will enable the Company to continue delivering exceptional care to more patients,” said Aditya Govil, Vice President at VSS.  

“We are thrilled to welcome the highly talented team led by Dr. Diane Alexander and Dr. Bernadette Wang-Ashraf to Olympus Cosmetic Group’s next generation aesthetic care platform. Together, we are dedicated to providing patients with a high quality experience in beautifully designed facilities, while reducing the burdens of practice management for the physicians and providers who join our organization,” said Dr. Erik Nuveen, Dr. Alberico Sessa and Dr. James Koehler, Co-Founders of the Olympus Cosmetic Group.

“We look forward to joining Olympus Cosmetic Group for its next stage of growth. We’re confident joining the Olympus family will allow us to take this commitment one step further,” said Dr. Diane Alexander and Dr. Bernadette Wang-Ashraf.

VSS has deep experience building industry leading healthcare services companies in partnership with physicians, including Specialty1 Partners, Center for Rheumatology and Eximia Research among others.

TM Capital (a division of Janney Montgomery Scott) served as exclusive financial advisor and Investment Law Group provided counsel to Artisan. McDermott Will & Emery provided counsel to VSS and Olympus Cosmetic Group.

About VSS Capital Partners
Headquartered in New York, VSS is a private investment firm that invests in healthcare, business services and education companies. Since 1987, VSS has partnered with lower middle-market companies, working closely with management teams, to facilitate their next stage of growth. VSS provides capital for growth financings, recapitalizations, strategic acquisitions, and buyouts with the flexibility to invest control or non-control capital, based on the needs and objectives of each company. VSS has managed $4 billion in committed capital across 8 funds and has completed 99 platform investments and over 600 add-on acquisitions. For more information, please visit:

About Olympus Cosmetic Group
Olympus is a provider of comprehensive cosmetic surgery and dermatological treatments, and non-surgical cosmetic procedures located in the Southeast U.S. Olympus is led by Dr. Erik Nuveen, Dr. Alberico Sessa and Dr. James Koehler with a practice network which spans Florida, Oklahoma, Alabama, and now Georgia. For more information, please visit:

About Artisan
Artisan is a premier female founded and managed cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery and luxury med spa enterprise of scale operating four locations to serve patients in the metro Atlanta region and beyond since 2000.

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