Ferrer Freeman Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Ferrer Freeman’s most common sectors for investment are healthcare services (29%) and medical products (24%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (58%) and pipe (15%). In total, Ferrer Freeman has invested in 11 US states. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2007 when it acquired Reliant Renal Care for $50M.

In the last 3 years, Ferrer Freeman has exited 2 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (70%). Ferrer Freeman’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2004 when it sold Sicor for $3.4B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity44
    • M&A Buy Activity21
    • M&A Sell Activity23
  • Total Sectors Invested 6
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 30

Ferrer Freeman & Co.

10 Glenville Street,
Greenwich, Connecticut 06831
United States
(203) 532-8011
www.ffandco.com
cferrer@ffandco.com

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.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Life Science, Medical Products, Staffing, Test/Measurement Equipment

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Consolidation, Going Private, Growth Capital, Stake Purchase

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 20 200
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 10 40
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 21 - - - - - 21
vol $86M $86M
Sell (0.4/yr) # 21 - - 1 1 - 23
vol $10.9B $1.4B $12.3B
  44

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Aerocare Holdings, Inc. 2019-10-21 - Secondary Buyout
Orlando, Florida · www.aerocareusa.com
K2M, Inc. 2018-08-30 1.4B USD Add-on Acquisition
Leesburg, Virginia · www.k2m.com
AHS Medical Holdings LLC (dba Ardent Health Services) 2015-04-06 1.8B USD Add-on Acquisition
Nashville, Tennessee · www.ardenthealth.com
Genova Diagnostics, Inc. 2013-11-13 - Secondary Buyout
Asheville, North Carolina · www.gdx.net
Amerita, Inc. 2012-12-13 - Add-on Acquisition
Irvine, California · www.ameritaiv.com
Arcadia Healthcare Solutions, Inc. 2012-11-14 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Burlington, Massachusetts · www.arcadiasolutions.com
Arcadia Solutions LLC 2012-03-14 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Burlington, Massachusetts · www.arcadia.io
Preferred Care Partners, Inc. 2012-02-28 - Add-on Acquisition
Miami, Florida · www.mypreferredcare.com
Ernest Health, Inc. 2012-01-31 400M USD Add-on Acquisition
Albuquerque, New Mexico · www.ernesthealth.com
Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare 2011-10-11 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Port Washington, New York · www.drivemedical.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Arcadia Solutions LLC 2012-03-14 Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative (MAeHC) 2020-04-30 1
Burlington, Massachusetts · www.arcadia.io Waltham, Massachusetts · www.maehc.org
Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare 2011-10-11 Sidhil Ltd. 2017-01-09 16
Port Washington, New York · www.drivemedical.com Halifax, United Kingdom · www.sidhil.com
Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare 2011-10-11 AMG Medical, Inc. - DME Brand Business 2016-10-17 15
Port Washington, New York · www.drivemedical.com , Quebec
Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare 2011-10-11 HurryWorks LLC 2015-08-25 14
Port Washington, New York · www.drivemedical.com Port Washington, New York · www.hurrycane.com
Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare 2011-10-11 DeVilbiss Healthcare LLC 2015-07-02 13
Port Washington, New York · www.drivemedical.com Somerset, Pennsylvania · www.devilbisshealthcare.com
Arcadia Healthcare Solutions, Inc. 2012-11-14 Sage Technologies 2015-06-24 1
Burlington, Massachusetts · www.arcadiasolutions.com Rockford, Illinois · www.usesage.com
Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare 2011-10-11 Columbia Medical 2015-04-10 12
Port Washington, New York · www.drivemedical.com Santa Fe Springs, California · www.columbiamedical.com
Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare 2011-10-11 Park House Healthcare Ltd. 2015-04-01 11
Port Washington, New York · www.drivemedical.com Birkenshaw, United Kingdom · www.parkhouse-hc.com
Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare 2011-10-11 Specialised Orthotic Services Ltd. 2015-01-26 10
Port Washington, New York · www.drivemedical.com Tutbury, United Kingdom · www.specialisedorthoticservices.co.uk
Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare 2011-10-11 Primus Medical LLC 2014-12-15 9
Port Washington, New York · www.drivemedical.com Boardman, Ohio · www.primusmedical.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Healthcare Services - - 6 (29%) 50M (58%)
Medical Products 2 (50%) - 5 (24%) -
Life Science - - 4 (19%) 26M (30%)
Information Technology 1 (25%) - 4 (19%) -
Insurance - - 1 (5%) 10M (11%)
Software 1 (25%) - 1 (5%) -
Total 4 - 21 $86M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 4 (100%) - 21 (100%) 86M (100%)
  Texas - - 5 (24%) -
  California - - 3 (14%) 26M (30%)
  Massachusetts 2 (50%) - 2 (10%) -
  New York 1 (25%) - 2 (10%) -
  Pennsylvania - - 2 (10%) 50M (58%)
  New Jersey - - 2 (10%) -
  New Hampshire 1 (25%) - 1 (5%) -
  Connecticut - - 1 (5%) 10M (11%)
  Virginia - - 1 (5%) -
  Tennessee - - 1 (5%) -
  Illinois - - 1 (5%) -
Total 4 - 21 $86M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 4 (100%) - 12 (57%) 50M (58%)
Venture - - 3 (14%) 36M (42%)
PIPE - - 3 (14%) -
Stake Purchase - - 2 (10%) -
Secondary Buyout - - 1 (5%) -
Total 4 - 21 $86M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 15 (65%) 9.0B (73%)
Secondary Sale 4 (17%) 3.1B (25%)
Trade Sale 2 (9%) 250M (2%)
IPO 1 (4%) -
Unknown 1 (4%) -
Total 23 $12.3B

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 3 $86M
TOTAL $86M
Largest Reliant Renal Care, Inc.
$50M (2007-12-01)
sell # Total
> $1B 4 $9.7B
$100M to $1B 6 $2.7B
TOTAL $12.3B
Largest Sicor, Inc.
$3.4B (2004-01-22)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
100%
1 100%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
33%
8 33%
Strategic(s)
67%
16 67%

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