IRIS Acquires Two Clinics Including First Location in Maritimes
Laval, QC — IRIS, The Visual Group, announced its acquisition of “Blanchard & Soicher” in Fredericton, New Brunswick as well as acquiring a controlling interest of “la Clinique optométrique Ste-Thérèse”.
The Blanchard & Soicher clinic was founded in 1984 by Drs. Marisa Blanchard and Mel Soicher, and offers the full gamut of optometric services and is known for its family-style approach. This acquisition is a first step into the penetration of the Maritime market and adds another notch in the furtherance of its pan-Canadian expansion project.
Regarding the significant equity in the Ste Therese clinic, established in 1963, IRIS is continuing to pursue its pan-Canadian expansion strategy. Drs. Marie-Claude Thibault, Valérie Bélisle and Isabelle Lacroix will remain partners.
“We are very pleased to have acquired this optometry clinic that has been such an integral part of the Ste Thérèse community for over fifty-four years. Drs. Marie-Claude Thibault, Valérie Bélisle and Isabelle Lacroix are the third generation of optometrists to practice in this clinic founded by Drs. Jacqueline Moreau and Henri Allard and in which Dr. Louise Gagnon has been practicing since 1976” claimed Dr. Chaiken, president and CEO of IRIS.
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