GTCR closes Capella Healthcare sale

GTCR said Tuesday it closed its previously announced sale of Capella Healthcare Inc. to Medical Properties Trust Inc. for $900 million cash. Franklin, Tennessee-based Capella owns and/or operates acute care and specialty hospital facilities in six states. Citi served as financial advisor to Capella/GTCR.


CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–GTCR, a leading private equity firm, today announced that it has completed the previously announced sale of its portfolio company Capella Healthcare, Inc. (“Capella” or the “Company”) to Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (“MPT”) (NYSE: MPW), a Birmingham, Alabama based self-advised real estate investment trust, for $900 million in cash.
Capella is an operator of community hospitals in growing, mid-sized communities across the U.S. Capella’s hospitals are operated in tandem with local healthcare leaders, hospital boards, physicians and employees. Capella targets hospitals that are struggling to meet the growing demands of governmental regulation, complicated reimbursement requirements and the constant and capital-intensive upgrading of equipment and facilities. Capella infuses capital to expand services quickly and provides the highly specialized expertise to recruit physicians, maximize cash flow, improve quality and control costs.
GTCR formed Capella in partnership with Founder Dan Slipkovich in 2005 to acquire acute-care hospitals that serve rural and suburban markets. Today, Capella is a premier provider of healthcare services and one of the largest for-profit hospital companies in the U.S. The Company is dedicated to helping hospitals deliver a new level of healthcare for their communities through innovative market strategies, experienced leadership, and capital investment to grow services and expand the regional influence of each hospital.
Citi served as financial advisor and Kirkland & Ellis LLP provided legal counsel to Capella and GTCR.
About GTCR
Founded in 1980, GTCR is a leading private equity firm focused on investing in growth companies in the Financial Services & Technology, Healthcare, Technology, Media & Telecommunications and Growth Business Services industries. The Chicago-based firm pioneered The Leaders Strategy™ – finding and partnering with management leaders in core domains to identify, acquire and build market-leading companies through transformational acquisitions and organic growth. Since its inception, GTCR has invested more than $10 billion in over 200 companies. For more information, please visit
About Capella Healthcare, Inc.
Capella Healthcare partners with communities to build strong local healthcare systems that are known for quality patient care. Based in Franklin, Tennessee, Capella owns and/or operates acute care and specialty hospital facilities in six states. With the philosophy that all healthcare is local, Capella collaborates with each hospital’s medical staff, board and community leadership to take care to the next level. A private company, Capella has access to significant leadership and financial resources, investing 100% of its net cash flow in its family of hospitals to strengthen and expand services and facilities. For more information, visit the website at
About Medical Properties Trust, Inc.
Medical Properties Trust, Inc. is a Birmingham, Alabama based self-advised real estate investment trust (REIT) formed to capitalize on the changing trends in healthcare delivery by acquiring and developing net-leased healthcare facilities. MPT, with assets approaching $5.5 billion, is the only REIT whose investment focus is solely on licensed hospitals. MPT’s financing model allows hospitals to unlock the value of their underlying real estate in order to fund facility improvements, technology upgrades, staff additions and new construction. Facilities include acute care hospitals, inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, long-term acute care hospitals, and other medical and surgical facilities. For more information, please visit the company’s website at