New York, NY (PRWEB) March 14, 2014
MultiPlan, Inc. (“MultiPlan”) and investment funds advised by Starr Investment Holdings, LLC and Partners Group AG (the “Sponsors”) today announced that MPH Merger Sub LLC (“Merger Sub”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of MPH Intermediate Acquisition Corp. (“Parent”), which is controlled by affiliates of the Sponsors, intends to commence an offering of $1,000.0 million aggregate principal amount of senior notes due 2022 (the “notes”). The notes are being issued in connection with the proposed merger (the “merger”) of Merger Sub with and into MPH Acquisition Holdings LLC, and upon consummation of the merger, MPH Acquisition Holdings LLC will acquire all of the obligations of Merger Sub under the notes. Following the assumption, the notes will be guaranteed by each of the existing and future subsidiaries of MPH Acquisition Holdings LLC, including MultiPlan, Inc., that is a guarantor under its senior secured credit facilities.
MultiPlan and the Sponsors expect that the net proceeds of the offering, together with amounts borrowed under a new senior secured credit facility and the proceeds of an equity investment by the Sponsors, will be used to fund a portion of the purchase price for, and pay certain fees and expenses related to, the merger. The offering is contingent on the completion of the merger.
The notes and the related guarantees will be offered in the United States to qualified institutional buyers pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and outside the United States pursuant to Regulation S under the Securities Act. The notes and the related guarantees have not been registered under the Securities Act and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to purchase the notes.
MultiPlan is one of the industry’s leading providers of end-to-end healthcare cost management solutions with a network of healthcare providers that includes approximately 5,500 hospitals, 855,000 practitioners and 145,000 ancillary facilities. The company provides a single gateway to a host of primary, complementary and out-of-network strategies for managing the financial risks associated with healthcare claims. Clients include insurers/health plans, third-party administrators, self-funded employers, HMOs and other entities that pay medical bills in the commercial healthcare, government, workers compensation and auto markets. For more information, visit http://www.multiplan.com.
About Starr Investment Holdings
Starr Investment Holdings, LLC, a subsidiary of C.V. Starr & Co., Inc., is a multi-billion dollar investment adviser, which partners with and advises a wide range of institutions and family offices with a focus on long-term, sustained equity capital investments. Starr Investment leverages the rich heritage, operating expertise and strong capital position of its largest clients, C.V. Starr & Co., Inc. and Starr International Company, Inc. Starr Investment aligns resources, expertise and capital to facilitate value creation in each of its investments. Given the nature of its capital base, Starr Investment is particularly well-positioned to partner with owners and management teams enabling them to realize their long-term vision. Starr Investment targets industries in which the organization has operating and investing experience such as insurance, healthcare, business services, and financial services. For more information, visit http://www.starrholdings.com/.
About Partners Group
Partners Group is a global private markets investment manager with over $40 billion in investment programs under management in private equity, private real estate, private infrastructure and private debt. The firm manages a broad range of customized portfolios for an international clientele of institutional investors. Partners Group is headquartered in Zug, Switzerland and has offices in San Francisco, New York, São Paulo, London, Guernsey, Paris, Luxembourg, Milan, Munich, Dubai, Singapore, Shanghai, Seoul, Tokyo and Sydney. The firm employs over 700 people, is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (symbol: PGHN) with a market capitalization of over CHF 6 billion and a major ownership by its partners and employees. For more information, visit http://www.partnersgroup.com/en/.
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