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.
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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.
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.
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.
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) — [...]
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 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 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 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.