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Kinderhook acquires Paramount Specialty Pharmacy and PharmBlue to create platform

Kinderhook will combine the companies with recently acquired Avita/Longs and PharMedQuest to create a platform called Avita.

Kinderhook Industries acquired Paramount Specialty Pharmacy and PharmBlue Holdings. Kinderhook will combine the companies with recently acquired Avita/Longs and PharMedQuest to create a platform called Avita. The platform comprises a portfolio of 63 pharmacies. These transactions represent Kinderhook’s 45th and 46th healthcare services acquisitions. Financial terms of the transactions were not disclosed.

Press Release

Kinderhook Industries, LLC (“Kinderhook”) announced today the acquisitions of Paramount Specialty Pharmacy (“Paramount”) and PharmBlue Holdings (“PharmBlue”). Kinderhook will combine Paramount and PharmBlue with its two other recently acquired Covered Entity-focused pharmacy providers Avita/Longs and PharMedQuest (collectively, the “Company”).

Kinderhook is also announcing that the new combined Company will be named Avita. As the nation’s leading provider of Covered Entity pharmacy solutions, Avita’s collective platform comprises a portfolio of 63 pharmacies, with over 250 Covered Entity relationships and 120,000 patients served. Avita will serve Covered Entities nationwide with headquarters in the Company’s newly established Dallas, TX office.

“Today’s announcement represents an important milestone toward achieving our vision of becoming the largest independent nationwide provider of pharmacy solutions for Ryan White/STD Grantees, AIDS Services Organizations, and Federally Qualified Health Centers,” said Lorrie Carr, CEO of Avita. “We will continue to deliver high quality services to our Covered Entity partners under one unified brand.”

Chris Michalik, Managing Director of Kinderhook Industries, stated, “These strategic transactions will enhance the trajectory of the Company, bolstering Avita’s already strong presence in the Southeast and West Coast with new hubs in the Midwest and Northeast. We are excited to be a part of this next chapter of growth.”

Based in Warrendale, Pennsylvania, PharmBlue is a provider of pharmacy solutions primarily for Covered Entities throughout the Midwest. Based in Melville, New York, Paramount is a provider of pharmacy solutions primarily for Covered Entities throughout New York. These transactions represent Kinderhook’s 45th and 46th Healthcare Services acquisitions. Financial terms of the transactions were not disclosed.

Kirkland & Ellis LLP served as legal counsel to Kinderhook on the transactions.

About Kinderhook Industries

Kinderhook Industries, LLC is a private investment firm that manages over $3.1 billion of committed capital. We have made in excess of 230 investments and follow-on acquisitions since inception. Kinderhook’s investment philosophy is predicated on matching unique, growth-oriented investment opportunities with exceptional financial expertise and our proprietary network of operating partners. Our focus is on middle market businesses with defensible niche market positioning in the healthcare services, environmental / business services and automotive / light manufacturing sectors. We have a track record of successfully and consistently building industry leaders.

For more information please visit: www.kinderhook.com

About Avita

Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Avita is a national pharmacy management company with a passion for community support and advocacy. We provide integrated on-site and central fill pharmacy services to AIDS Services Organizations, Ryan White/STD Grantees and Federally Qualified Health Centers. The health and wellness of our patients, support of our partners, and betterment of our communities is at the heart of everything we do. We serve our patients and providers with commitment and excellence through exceptional service and comprehensive solutions. Avita is more than just a pharmacy – we’re a dedicated partner, ready to join your healthcare team.

For more information please visit: www.avitapharmacy.com