PE-backed K2M Group Holdings debuts IPO

K2M Group Holdings has launched its IPO after pricing its 8.825 million shares at $15 per share. The stock began trading Thursday on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol “KTWO.” Piper Jaffray, Barclays Capital and Wells Fargo Securities are the lead underwriters. Based in Leesburg, Virginia, K2M Group Holdings is a provider of solutions for the treatment of complex spinal pathologies. Its backers include Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe and Ferrer Freeman & Co.

WCAS’ USAP Acquires GHA Assets

U.S. Anesthesia Partners, an anesthesia-focused physician services organization backed by Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe has successfully closed the previously announced transaction with Greater Houston Anesthesiology. As part of the transaction USAP also completed its acquisition of the assets of GHA that provide practice management and business support services.

Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe Completes Acquisition Of GetWellNetwork

Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, a New York-based private equity firm that focuses on healthcare, along with information and business services, has completed its acquisition of the interactive software company GetWellNetwork, whose technology enables patients to view movies, access the Internet and more via their hospital bedside TVs.

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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.

PE-Backed Matrix Medical Acquires Ascender

Matrix Medical Network, an 11-year-old,  Scottsdale, Ariz.-based company that provides high-risk member management services to health plans and medical groups, has acquired Ascender, a San Diego-based company that makes a healthcare analytics suite of software products. The terms of the all-cash deal were not disclosed. PRESS RELEASE: SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Aug 27, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) — […]

Welsh Carson’s NaviHealth Acquires Senior Metrix

Private equity backed NaviHealth has acquired SeniorMetrix, a Nashville-based provider of data-driven clinical decision-support solutions to the post-acute healthcare markets. Brentwood Capital Advisors acted as exclusive financial advisor to SeniorMetrix. NaviHealth was created by two healthcare companies – Select Medical, Universal American and private equity firm Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe. PRESS RELEASE Brentwood Capital […]

BPV Exits Matrix

BPV has completed a successful exit from Matrix Medical Network in a secondary buyout of the company to private equity firm Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe. Matrix Medical Network is a provider of prospective health assessments for Medicare Advantage health plans. The company’s nurse practitioners provide in-home assessment services for more than 45 health plans and medical groups in 33 states.

Valeritas Lands $150M Series C

Valeritas Inc., a Bridgewater, N.J.-based developer of drug delivery systems for the diabetes market, has raised $150 million in Series C financing. The funding will support commercialization of its V-Go disposable insulin delivery device. Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe led the financing and assumes a controlling interest in Valeritas. Previous investors MPM Capital, Pitango Venture Capital, Abingworth Management, Advanced Technology Ventures, ONSET Ventures, HLM Venture Partners, Agate Medical Investments, CHL Medical Partners and Kaiser Permanente Ventures also participated.

St Jude to buy AGA Medical Holdings

St Jude Medical is set to buy AGA Medical Holdings Inc, which is backed by private equity firm Welsh, Carson, Anderson and Stowe, in a deal worth more than $1 billion in stock and cash. At $20.80 a share, the deal values AGA Medical at a 41 percent premium on Friday’s closing price. AGA went public in October at $14.50 a share. St Jude said it expected to close the deal by the end of the year.

Harper and Sobol join Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe

Ryan Harper and Edward Sobol have been appointed vice presidents at Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, the New York private equity firm. Harper was previously vice president at Summit Partners, while Sobol is a former vice president at Bain Capital. Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe focuses mainly on information/business and healthcare, manages $20 billion in capital, and has a current portfolio of over thirty companies.

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