Canadian private equity firm Onex Corp has wrapped up its previously-announced purchase of Hospital Physician Partners (HPP), a U.S.-based provider of emergency and hospital medicine clinical staffing services. The acquisition was made by Schumacher Group, which operates in the same sector as HPP and was bought by Onex earlier this month. Onex currently holds a 71 percent interest in Schumacher. The investment in HPP was funded by incremental debt and equity from various parties, with Onex contributing US$105 million. Established in 2002, the company has its headquarters in Hollywood, Florida.
Onex Completes Acquisition of Hospital Physician Partners
Toronto, August 25, 2015 – Onex Corporation (“Onex”) (TSX: OCX) today announced it has completed the acquisition of Hospital Physician Partners (“HPP”) through its subsidiary, Schumacher Group (“Schumacher”). HPP is the fourth largest U.S. provider of emergency and hospital medicine clinical staffing services.
The transaction, completed in partnership with HPP’s founders, Dr. David Schillinger and Jeffrey Schillinger, was funded by incremental debt and equity. Onex Partners IV invested $105 million and the balance of the equity was from other investors, including the management of HPP and Schumacher, and cash from Schumacher’s balance sheet. Onex’ share of the investment as a limited partner in the Fund was $30 million. Pro forma for the acquisition of HPP, Onex Partners IV has a 71% interest in Schumacher.
Onex is one of the oldest and most successful private equity firms with offices in Toronto, New York and London. Through its Onex Partners and ONCAP private equity funds, Onex acquires and builds high-quality businesses in partnership with talented management teams. At Onex Credit, Onex manages and invests in leveraged loans, collateralized loan obligations and other credit securities. The Company has approximately $22 billion of assets under management, including $5.9 billion of Onex capital, in private equity and credit securities. Onex invests its capital through its two investing platforms and is the largest limited partner in each of its private equity funds.
Onex’ businesses have assets of $37 billion, generate annual revenues of $25 billion and employ approximately 207,000 people worldwide. Onex shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the stock symbol OCX. For more information on Onex, visit its website at www.onex.com. The Company’s security filings can also be accessed at www.sedar.com.
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