New Mountain Capital's $6B Bid for R1 RCM

New Mountain Capital's $6B Bid for R1 RCM

Private equity news the week of March 4th, 2024.


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Deal News

New Mountain Capital submitted a $5.8 billion buyout offer for healthcare services provider R1 RCM. The company specializes in revenue management software for hospitals and physician offices. R1 reported $614 million of adjusted EBITDA for the full year 2023 from $2.3 billion of revenue. Company financials have remained strong in recent years, with revenue up +25% last year and adjusted EBITDA up +45%, but its stock price has fallen nearly -50% since mid-2022. R1’s CEO, Lee Rivas, joined the company from Cloudmed, which R1 acquired from New Mountain Capital in 2023.  (Source)

Healthcare giant, Baxter International, is in talks with private equity firms about acquiring its kidney care business, called Vantive. The business unit generated $4.5 billion in revenue last year, up +15% from 2021. If a private transaction isn’t reached, Baxter said it will spin-off the business and take it public. Baxter has a history of doing deals with private equity; the company sold its biopharma business to Warburg Pincus and Advent International for $4.3 billion last year. (Source)

Luggage-maker Samsonite is reportedly considering takeover interest from private equity firms. The company is currently valued at $4.9 billion on the Hong Kong stock exchange. Some of the buyout interest comes from PE firms that think the company would perform better as a US-listed company. Samsonite has yet to disclose full year 2023 financial results, but reported $334 million of adjusted EBITDA during the first six months of 2023 from $1.8 billion of revenue. (Source)

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