M&A Deal Summary

DW Healthcare Partners and Ferrer Freeman Acquire Reliant Renal Care

On December 1, 2007, private equity firms DW Healthcare Partners and Ferrer Freeman acquired healthcare services company Reliant Renal Care for 50M USD

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is DW Healthcare Partners’ 5th and Ferrer Freeman’s 7th transaction in the Healthcare Services sector.
  • This is DW Healthcare Partners’ and Ferrer Freeman’s largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is DW Healthcare Partners’ 9th and Ferrer Freeman’s 16th transaction in the United States.
  • This is DW Healthcare Partners’ 2nd and Ferrer Freeman’s 1st transaction in Pennsylvania.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2007-12-01
Target Reliant Renal Care
Sector Healthcare Services
Buyer(s) DW Healthcare Partners
Ferrer Freeman
Deal Type Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Deal Value 50M USD

Target

Reliant Renal Care

Media, Pennsylvania, United States
website
Reliant Renal Care, Inc. is a dialysis build-up that develops and acquires outpatient dialysis facilities to serve patients with end stage renal disease.

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Buyer(S) 2

Buyer

DW Healthcare Partners

Park City, Utah, United States

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 2002
PE ASSETS 1.4B CAD
Size Large
Type Sector Focused
DESCRIPTION

DW Healthcare Partners is a healthcare-focused private equity firm that partners with owners of mid-to late-stage companies. DW looks to invest in private, North American companies, primarily in the medical device, product, services, and specialty distribution sectors of healthcare. DW will invest from $20 to $60 million of equity capital to help facilitate growth or to fund acquisitions. DW looks for high-growth businesses with at least $5 million in EBITDA and prefers to be the majority investor. DW Healthcare Partners was formed in 2002 and is based in Ontario, Canada.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 9 of 33
Sector (Healthcare Services) 5 of 10
Type (Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)) 6 of 13
State (Pennsylvania) 2 of 3
Country (United States) 9 of 31
Year (2007) 3 of 3
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 4
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2007-11-01 Emphusion

San Francisco, California, United States

Emphusion (formerly ClinOps), a Contract Research Organization, specializes in data management, statistical analysis and programming services to the biotech, medical device, and pharmaceutical industries.

Buy -
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2008-01-01 US Community Behavioral

New York, New York, United States

US Community Behavioral LLC is a provider of community-based residential and behavioral services to adults and children. The company provides a full continuum of services including supported living, licensed group homes, employment services, as well as autism and other therapy-based behavioral services.

Buy -
Buyer

Ferrer Freeman

Greenwich, Connecticut, United States

website


Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1995
PE ASSETS 900M USD
Size Middle-Market
Type Sector Focused
DESCRIPTION

Ferrer Freeman & Co. (FFC) is a private equity firm that invests exclusively in healthcare companies generating sales minimum $20 to $200 million. FFC also invests in clinical products and outsourcing/infrastructure businesses serving the healthcare sector. FFC looks to commit $10 to $40 million per transaction and focuses primarily on growth capital financings and build-ups. However, the Firm will also selectively fund buyouts as well. Ferrer Freeman & Co. LLC was formed in 1995 and is based in Greenwich, Connecticut.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 16 of 21
Sector (Healthcare Services) 7 of 7
Type (Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)) 9 of 12
State (Pennsylvania) 1 of 2
Country (United States) 16 of 21
Year (2007) 1 of 1
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 3
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2007-07-20 MedPointe Pharmaceuticals

Somerset, New Jersey, United States

MedPointe, Inc. develops, manufactures and markets a broad range of branded prescription specialty pharmaceutical products in the U.S.

Sell $800M
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2008-01-15 VistaCare

Dallas, Texas, United States

VistaCare, Inc. (NASDAQ: VSTA) is the second largest for-profit provider of Hospice Services. Corporate headquarters are in Scottsdale, AZ.

Sell -