Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Hey, hey everybody.
We’ve got another marriage of companies in healthcare tech today.
Warburg Pincus-backed Qualifacts has joined forces with Martis Capital’s Credible Behavioral Health in a push to become the first nationwide electronic health record platform specializing in behavioral health.
The merger comes about a year after Warburg prevailed in the auction for Qualifacts, providing an exit for Great Hill Partners. Warburg’s investment valued the Nashville-based company near $350 million, sources told PE Hub at the time.
Underlying macro drivers and a large market opportunity ahead presented an attractive case for a combination of two companies, Qualifacts CEO David Klements, who will run the combined company, told me.
Now at around 10 percent market share, Klements said there exists a huge growth opportunity ahead.
That said, Qualifacts is not interested in doing a roll-up of a dozen or so different companies. “This brings together two true SaaS platforms; two companies with good growth rates and good customer retention. This is a very intentional merger.”
SPAC alert: Mill Rock Capital has created Mill Rock Packaging Partners LLC to invest in growth-oriented companies with advanced service and product capabilities in the specialty packaging industry.
Simultaneously, Mill Rock Packaging Partners has acquired Trojan Lithograph Corp, a value-added provider of graphic paper packaging solutions, from Arbor Investments. Read more.
Another Clearlake deal: TEAM Technologies, a portfolio company of Clearlake Capital, has acquired Baril Corp, a specialty manufacturer of infection prevention, wound care, clinical chemistry, patient monitoring, and medical and surgical consumable products. Clearlake’s investment in TEAM, a healthcare products company, dates to 2018.
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