Cassel Salpeter & Co. Facilitates Affiliation of Primary Eye Care Center With ReFocus Eye Health

MIAMI – July 17, 2023Cassel Salpeter & Co., an independent investment banking firm that provides advisory services to middle market and emerging growth companies in the United States and worldwide, today announced that it represented Primary Eye Care Center, P.C. (“Primary Eye Care Center”) in its affiliation with ReFocus Management Services, LLC, (“ReFocus”) a portfolio company of Zenyth Partners.

Primary Eye Care Center is a leading New England eye care practice based in Bloomfield, Conn., with three strategically located offices in Bloomfield, Windsor and Avon, whose ophthalmologists specialize in cataract surgery, premium intraocular lenses and the diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma and corneal diseases and conditions. 

ReFocus is an eye care management services organization spanning the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions in the United States, which partners with over 80 affiliated ophthalmologists and optometrists across 36 practice locations and one ambulatory surgery center. “We are thrilled to welcome Dr. James Pasternack, Dr. Kevin Dinowitz and the entire team at Primary Eye Care Center to ReFocus,” said ReFocus CEO Jeff Rinkov.  

“The Cassel Salpeter team was very pleased to assist Primary Eye Care Center in securing an ideal partner,” said Cassel Salpeter Chairman and Co-Founder James Cassel. “Given ReFocus’ geographic proximity to Primary Eye Care Center and their breadth of knowledge in the ophthalmology space, the synergistic opportunities were unmatched in this partnership.” 

“The dream team of Cassel Salpeter accommodated our busy schedules as practicing doctors and supported us during the entire process,” said Dr. Dinowitz. “Their experience, compassion and commitment led us to reach our goals for success.” 

“The Cassel Salpeter team worked truly and tirelessly for our best interests,” said Dr. Pasternack. “Communication between Cassel Salpeter, Primary Eye Care Center, ReFocus and the rest of the deal team was continuous and flowed smoothly. Without Cassel Salpeter’s efforts, the deal would not have closed.”

The Cassel Salpeter deal team was led by Chairman James Cassel, Director Laura Salpeter and Associate Edward Kropf. Legal counsel for Primary Eye Care Center was Thomas Marrion and Anna Gurevich of Hinckley Allen. Joanne Marcoux at CohnReznick LLP and Kim Bernier at Primary Eye Care Center also played pivotal roles in the deal and assisted all parties throughout the process.  

About Cassel Salpeter & Co.:

Cassel Salpeter & Co. LLC is an independent investment banking firm that provides advice to middle market and emerging growth companies in the United States and worldwide. Together, the firm’s professionals have more than 50 years of experience providing private and public companies with a broad spectrum of investment banking and financial advisory services, including: mergers and acquisitions; equity and debt capital raises; fairness and solvency opinions; valuations; and restructurings, such as 363 sales and plans of reorganization. Cofounded by James Cassel and Scott Salpeter, the firm provides objective, unbiased, results-focused services that clients need to achieve their goals. Personally involved at every stage of all engagements, the firm’s senior partners have forged relationships and completed hundreds of transactions and assignments nationwide. The firm’s headquarters are in Miami. Member FINRA and SIPC. More information is available at

About ReFocus Eye Health:

ReFocus Eye Health is a management services organization dedicated to the provision of best-in-class eye care administered through ReFocus and affiliated groups of eye care physicians. ReFocus’ current affiliate network includes 30+ locations across Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island. ReFocus Eye Health is headquartered in Stamford, CT. To learn more, visit