|ENVISION HEALTHCARE CORP filed this Form 8-K on 08/08/2017|
Fred Buttrell will continue as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Air Medical division. “AMGH and AMR have worked together in many markets as well as disaster response and will have more integrated service offerings in the future for patients, health systems and regions. Together we will preserve the best attributes of each for the benefit of all stakeholders focusing on local market solutions. Employees will benefit from more opportunities as we expand our footprint into underserved communities,” he said.
Edward Van Horne will continue as President and Chief Executive Officer of the AMR division. “Our partnership with AMGH will enable us to further expand our one-source solutions for health systems and communities,” said Van Horne. “We can also continue to grow our innovative services in managed transportation, specialty fire services, Mobile Integrated Healthcare, event medical, federal disaster response and ambulance services across the U.S.”
Also, Michael Preissler, Chief Financial Officer at AMGH, and Thomas Cook, General Counsel at AMGH, will serve in the same roles for the combined company.
The pending acquisition is subject to regulatory approval and customary closing conditions, including clearance under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act, and is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2017.
Preferred equity financing for the transaction is being provided by KKR primarily through its North America XI Fund and by Koch Equity Development LLC (KED), the investment and acquisition subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc.
Guggenheim Securities is acting as exclusive financial advisor and Bass, Berry & Sims is acting as legal advisor to Envision. Barclays is acting as financial advisor and Simpson Thacher & Barlett LLP is acting as legal advisor to AMGH. Citi and Goldman Sachs are acting as financial advisors and Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver, & Jacobson LLP is acting as legal advisor to KED.
About Envision Healthcare Corporation
Envision Healthcare Corporation is a leading provider of physician-led services and post-acute care, and ambulatory surgery services. At June 30, 2017, we delivered physician services, primarily in the areas of emergency department and hospitalist services, anesthesiology services, radiology/tele-radiology services, and children’s services to more than 1,800 clinical departments in healthcare facilities in 47 states and the District of Columbia. Post-acute care is delivered through an array of clinical professionals and integrated technologies which, when combined, contribute to efficient and effective population health management strategies. As a market leader in ambulatory surgical care, the Company owns and operates 263 surgery centers and one surgical hospital in 35 states and the District of Columbia, with medical specialties ranging from gastroenterology to ophthalmology and orthopaedics. In total, the Company offers a differentiated suite of clinical solutions on a national scale, creating value for health systems, payors, providers and patients. For additional information, visit www.evhc.net.
About Air Medical Group Holdings
Air Medical Group Holdings Inc. (AMGH), headquartered in Dallas, Texas, is a leading provider of air and ground ambulance programs in the U.S. and internationally. AMGH annually transports approximately 100,000 emergent air medical patients and 160,000 ground patient transports through its subsidiaries, which include Med-Trans Corp, Air Evac Life Team, Reach Air Medical Services, AirMed International, Air Medical Resource Group and Lifeguard Ambulance. AMGH’s operations are recognized for safe and effective medical transport in the U.S. by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS) and in many other countries by the European Aeromedical Institute (EURAMI). The company offers an array of customized air and ground medical program designs. Its large fleet of helicopters, fixed-wing aircraft and ambulances rapidly deliver teams of highly trained medical professionals to patients, providing them with the best possible outcomes. AMGH is a