WCAS sells GlobalCollect

Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe has sold portfolio company GlobalCollect to Ingenico Group. WCAS generated sale proceeds of approximately $815 million, which will be distributed to the partners.


Providence Service Corp to acquire PE-backed Matrix Medical for $400 mln

Providence Service Corp has agreed to buy Matrix Medical Network, a portfolio company of Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, for $400 million. Ropes & Gray advised Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe and Matrix Medical Network on the transaction. Based in Scottsdale, Arizona, Matrix is a provider of in-home health assessments and care management solutions.


Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe sells Peak 10 to GI Partners

GI Partners has acquired IT infrastructure and cloud provider, Peak 10 from Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., the business provides hybrid IT infrastructure services including data center services, private and enterprise cloud infrastructure, and managed services.


PE-backed Paycom Software files for IPO

Paycom Software, which is backed by Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, has filed for an IPO. The number of shares to be offered as well as the pricing terms have yet to be set. The stock will list on the NYSE under the ticker symbol “PAYC.” Barclays Capital and J.P. Morgan Securities are the lead underwriters. Based in Oklahoma City, Paycom is a provider of HR services to businesses nationwide.


CIT Group, a provider of financing and advisory services to small businesses and middle market companies, served as joint lead arranger in a $140 million senior secured credit facility for National Dentex, a dental lab services provider in the US. NDX is a portfolio company of Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe. Financing was provided by CIT Bank, the U.S commercial bank subsidiary of CIT. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.


U.S. Anesthesia Inks Buy of Great Houston Anesthesiology Assets

U.S. Anesthesia Partners, which is backed by Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, said Monday that Greater Houston Anesthesiology P.A. will serve as U.S. Anesthesia’s cornerstone affiliated practice. As part of the deal, U.S. Anesthesia will buy the Greater Houston Anesthesiology assets that provide practice management and business support services. Financial terms were not announced. Greater Houston provides anesthesiology services for major medical facilities in Houston and Austin.


Welsh, Carson Forms U.S. Anesthesia Partners

Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, along with industry veterans Kristen Bratberg and John Rizzo, has formed U.S. Anesthesia Partners. Fort Lauderdale Fla.-based U.S. Anesthesia Partners is a single-specialty physician services organization focused on anesthesia and perioperative care. Bratberg will serve as CEO of U.S. Anesthesia Partners while Rizzo is president and chief development officer.

Reuters: Welsh Carson pulls TransFirst sale on recap, WorldPay -sources

Buyout firm Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe has ended talks on the sale of payment processing company TransFirst to pursue a dividend recapitalization, as potential buyers held out for combining it with a unit of private equity-owned peer WorldPay, sources said. Welsh Carson had hired investment boutique Financial Technology Partners to explore a sale of TransFirst, hoping to fetch between $1.3 billion and $1.5 billion in a sale, people familiar with the matter told Reuters in September.

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