Apax Partners sells Spectrum Holding Company, Inc. for $230 million
11 December 2009
New York, 11 December 2009 - Funds advised by Apax Partners
today announced the sale of Spectrum Holding Company, Inc. to
Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe for $230 million.
Founded in 1997, Spectrum is a leading regional provider of
clinical laboratory and disease screening services. The Company is
headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina, and covers the
Southeastern U.S., providing hospital quality testing to over
10,000 physicians, 11 hospitals, nursing homes, home health,
clinics, urgent care facilities, and other businesses and
Acquired by funds advised by Apax Partners in 2005, Spectrum's
strong operational management, regional focus and integrated
Internet-based ordering and reporting system enables it to ensure
exceptional service levels and excellent scalability. The Company
is one of the largest reference laboratory companies in the U.S.
and is well poised to continue this growth trajectory.
Buddy Gumina, a Partner in the Apax Healthcare team, commented: "We
are pleased to have worked with a very strong management team and
its hospital partners in continuing to build the Company during our
ownership. Spectrum's commitment to quality and service has been
key to its past and expected future success."
Healthcare is one of the five sectors in which Apax Partners
focuses exclusively. Significant recent investments by the Apax
Partners Healthcare team include: Trizetto (a leading healthcare IT
company in the US); Qualitest (a leading generic pharmaceutical
manufacturer in the US); General Healthcare Group (the largest
private hospital group in the UK); Capio (a leading pan-European
hospital group); Unilabs (a leading European clinical laboratory
business); Apollo (India's largest private hospital group); and the
recently announced agreement to acquire Marken (a global leader in
clinical trial logistics).
For further information, please contact:
Tel: +44 (0)20 7872 6401
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Tel: +1 212 521 4854
NOTES TO EDITORS
About Apax Partners
Apax Partners is one of the world's leading private
equity investment groups. It operates across the United States,
Europe and Asia and has more than 30 years of investing experience.
Funds under the advice and management of Apax Partners globally
total around $40 billion. These Funds provide long-term equity
financing to build and strengthen world-class companies. Apax
Partners Funds invest in companies across its global sectors of
Tech & Telecom, Retail & Consumer, Media, Healthcare and
Financial & Business Services. For more information visit:
About Spectrum Holding Company, Inc.
Spectrum Laboratory Network is one of the nation's
leading clinical laboratories. The company serves a wide array of
clinicians, including hospitals and physician practices, in the
Southeastern U.S. With over 1,700 employees Spectrum provides
laboratory testing services at over 100 locations, including 92
patient service centers. For more information, visit: