EEF-backed NextCare refinances $145 mln credit facility

NextCare Holdings, a portfolio company of Enhanced Equity Funds, has completed the refinancing of a $145 million credit facility. Madison Capital served as the administrative agent for the credit facility. According to NextCare, some of the capital was used to support its acquisition of two Tulsa-based urgent care companies, MedCenter and ERgent Care. NextCare is a provider of urgent care and occupational medical services.

PRESS RELEASE

NEW YORK, February 20, 2014 – Enhanced Equity Funds (“EEF”), a healthcare focused private equity fund in the lower middle-market, announced today that its portfolio company NextCare Holdings, a provider of urgent care and occupational medical services, successfully completed the refinancing of a $145 million Senior Secured credit facility.

A portion of the proceeds was used to finance NextCare’s expansion into the Tulsa market with the acquisition of two Tulsa-based urgent care companies, MedCenter and ERgent Care. The acquisitions add five urgent care facilities to the NextCare portfolio, for a total of 101 locations throughout the U.S. In addition, the credit facility includes $20 million of commitments set aside to fund future acquisitions. To inquire about acquisitions, email Jeff Gerlach, senior vice president of business development for NextCare, at jeffgerlach@nextcare.com.

John Julian, Chief Executive Officer of NextCare, said, “We are pleased with the favorable reaction from the marketplace and the continued strength of our company that enabled us to quickly complete this refinancing with key lenders and on terms favorable with the current marketplace. We are currently evaluating a robust pipeline of high quality acquisition targets and this new facility gives us the flexibility to pursue those growth opportunities.”

Malcolm Kostuchenko, Managing Partner of Enhanced, said, “The urgent care industry continues to be a rapidly growing healthcare sector that provides cost-effective, convenient medical services to consumers. NextCare is a leader in this area that continues to grow organically and through targeted acquisitions.”

Madison Capital acted as the Administrative Agent for the new credit facility, with commitments from NXT Capital, Siemens Financial Services, Inc., Business Development Corporation of America, Jefferies Finance, and Fifth Street Senior Floating Rate Corp.

About Enhanced Equity Funds

EEF is a private equity firm focused exclusively on investing in the healthcare industry. The firm’s collective industry expertise, relationships and investment strategy have facilitated the development of healthcare companies. EEF currently manages approximately $600 million of committed capital across two funds. For additional information on EEF, please visit www.enhancedequity.com.

About NextCare Holdings

NextCare Holdings, Inc. is one of the nation’s largest providers of urgent care and occupational medical services, with an emphasis on a comprehensive approach called Full Circle Care that ensures patients experience the highest level of care, from reception to recovery. NextCare Holdings operates 101 urgent care facilities in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas and Virginia. For more information, please visit http://www.NextCare.com.

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