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Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: Linden Capital Partners Makes Majority Investment in Vital Care

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Linden Capital Partners has announced it has made a majority investment in Vital Care.

Vital Care, based in Meridian, Miss., is a pharmacy franchise business for home infusion services. Founded in 1986, the company has more than 60 franchised pharmacies across two dozen states.

Linden Capital Partners, based in Chicago, is a private equity firm focused exclusively on the healthcare industry. Founded in 2004, the firm pursues acquisition opportunities across the healthcare industry, including services, products and distribution companies, and prefers to make more substantial investments from a dollars perspective.

Terms of the investment were not disclosed.

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Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: Lion Equity Acquires T-Y Group and Harbor Linen

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Lion Equity Partners has announced its affiliate, Lion Equity Holdings II, has acquired T-Y Group and Harbor Linen (TY-Harbor) from Bed Bath & Beyond.

TY-Harbor, with offices in Miami and Marlton, N.J., distributes linens, terry, amenities, case goods and apparel to businesses in the healthcare and global hospitality industries. On its website, TY-Harbor identifies Harbor Linen as the “healthcare side” of the company, noting it offers patient apparel, incontinence pads, bedding, cubicle curtains, clothing protectors and more.

Lion Equity, based in Denver, is a private equity firm focused on acquiring middle market companies across a variety of industries, including healthcare. The firm pursues corporate carve-outs and special situations as well as businesses experiencing financial, operational or industry-driven challenges with revenues between $20 and $150 million. Typical transaction values are up to $50 million.

The terms of Lion Equity’s acquisition of TY-Harbor were not disclosed.

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Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: Havencrest Capital Management Acquires ThermoTek

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Havencrest Capital Management has announced it has acquired ThermoTek.

ThermoTek, based in Flower Mound, Texas, provides a broad range of temperature management solutions to the medical and industrial end markets, specifically cold compression devices used in post-orthopedic surgery rehabilitation and cooling units used in industrial applications.

Havencrest, based in Dallas, is a lower middle market private equity investment firm focused exclusively on the healthcare industry. The firm prefers to partner with founder-owned healthcare companies with EBITDA between $2 million and $10 million and revenue of at least $10 million. Within healthcare, Havencrest targets sub-sectors of behavioral health, healthcare services, medical products, pharma services, post-acute care and technology-enabled services.

Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

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Women in PE to Know: Katie Kornel

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McGuireWoods has long been an avid supporter of the advancement of professional women. As part of our initiative seeking to expand the leadership of women in private equity, we are continuing our series of profiling women leaders in private equity. We are hopeful that this series will serve to inspire other women to pursue their careers in private equity in a way that best challenges and motivates them, which these impressive women have all done. We are pleased to feature Katie Kornel of Linden Capital Partners. Access her profile by clicking here.

To recommend a woman for a future interview, email Amber Walsh at awalsh@mcguirewoods.com.

Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: Accel-KKR Invests in Surgical Information Systems

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Accel-KKR has made a majority equity investment in Surgical Information Systems (SIS), according to a news release.

SIS, based in Alpharetta, Ga., provides business office management, clinical documentation and patient communications tools for ambulatory surgery centers and anesthesia information management systems and perioperative solutions to hospitals and outpatient surgery departments.

Accel-KKR, based in Menlo Park, Calif., is a technology-focused private equity firm. Founded in 2000, the firm focuses on middle market companies and provides a broad range of capital solutions, including buyout capital, minority-growth investments and credit alternatives.

Terms of the investment were not disclosed.

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Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: JLL Partners Acquires MedeAnalytics

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JLL Partners has announced it has acquired MedeAnalytics.

MedeAnalytics, based in Richardson, Texas, is a cloud-based enterprise analytics solutions provider for health systems and health plans. The company states it supports more than 2,000 healthcare organizations across the United States and internationally.

JLL Partners, based in New York, is a middle market private equity firm. Founded in 1988, the firm is a control investor that targets companies in healthcare and a few other sectors.

Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

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Sweetwater Private Equity Closes Fund at $350 Million

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Sweetwater Private Equity has announced it has closed its debut multi-client fund, Sweetwater Secondaries Fund II.

The fund closed on its hard cap of $350 million of total capital commitments. It will focus exclusively on buyer-led secondary opportunities.

Sweetwater Private Equity, based in Encinitas, Calif., describes itself as a boutique private equity manager that invests in companies alongside private equity and venture capital firms. The firm focuses on venture capital, growth equity and small buyout opportunities, with an emphasis in healthcare and a few other sectors.

Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: Enhanced Healthcare Partners Invests in NeuroPsychiatric Hospitals

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Enhanced Healthcare Partners has announced an investment in NeuroPsychiatric Hospitals.

NeuroPsychiatric Hospitals (NPH), based in South Bend, Ind., is a provider of integrated healthcare for patients with acute psychiatric disorders and complex medical and neurological disorders. Founded in 2006, NPH currently operates four facilities in the Midwest and has plans to open hospitals in Arizona and Texas.

Enhanced Healthcare Partners, with offices in New York and Salt Lake City, Utah, is a healthcare-focused private equity firm focused on making minority and majority investments in founder- and entrepreneur-led lower middle market companies. Founded in 2005, the firm seeks to invest $10 to $50 million or more in companies with between $50-$250 million in enterprise value.

Terms of the investment were not disclosed.

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Ascension Saint Thomas Partners With Results Physiotherapy to Grow Rehab Network

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Ascension Saint Thomas and Results Physiotherapy announced they have signed a letter of intent to integrate outpatient rehabilitation operations and clinicians across Middle Tennessee.

When the partnership is finalized, the combined partnership will operate 55 locations offering physical, speech and occupational therapies.

Ascension, based in St. Louis, Mo., is of the largest non-profit and Catholic health systems in the United States. In Tennessee, Ascension Saint Thomas operates nine hospital campuses and a network of affiliated joint ventures, medical practices, clinics and rehabilitation facilities that cover a 68-county area.

Results Physiotherapy, based in Nashville, Tenn., is one of the largest physical therapy companies in the United States, operating a network of over 165 clinics across nine states.

The transaction is tentatively scheduled to close winter 2020.

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Longitude Capital Closes New Healthcare Fund With $585 Million

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Longitude Capital has announced it has closed its fourth fund with $585 million in capital commitments.

The new fund — Longitude Venture Partners IV — will invest in biotechnology, medical technology and health solutions companies.

Longitude Capital, with offices in Menlo Park, Calif., Greenwich, Conn., and Boston, is a healthcare venture capital firm. Founded in 2006, the firm invests in privately held and publicly traded companies through a variety of investment approaches. These include traditional venture capital investing and special situations, such as spin-outs, equity-linked transactions and private investments in public equities.

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