Chicago partner Mike Mermall presented at ACI’s 2nd Annual Planning, Building and Operating Successful Proton Therapy Centers Conference, held Feb. 22-24, in Hampton, Va.

The conference featured real-world case studies, research findings, organizational models and outcomes from proton therapy centers and facilities, with a view to bringing the leading edge of cancer treatment to more patients.

Mike’s presentation was titled, “Financing the Development of a Proton Therapy Center.” Mike discussed the capital-intensive nature of developing a proton therapy treatment center in relation to traditional sources of debt and equity capital, as well as other potential capital providers. He also examined various possible loan structures and their terms and other structural issues that can either help or hinder the financeability of a proton therapy center.