Mertz Taggart, a healthcare services mergers and acquisitions firm, has added Peter Thiessen as managing director.

Thiessen will be responsible for advising clients on strategic transactions, growth capital and exit strategy development. He will also leverage his network of industry contacts to identify and pursue new opportunities for Mertz Taggart. Thiessen brings nearly 20 years of experience in healthcare mergers and acquisitions, strategy and finance to Mertz Taggart. He has held senior positions at various healthcare companies, including Humana and Horizon Health. Most recently, Thiessen served as vice president of corporate development at BayMark Health Services, where he led the acquisition of nearly 40 substance use disorder and mental health providers in the U.S.

“He has a deep understanding of the behavioral health services sector and a proven track record of executing successful M&A transactions. He shares our commitment to providing exceptional service and value to our clients,” states Kevin Taggart, managing partner and co-founder.