Hanger Inc, a leading provider of orthotic and prosthetic (O&P) patient care services and solutions, announces that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Patient Square Capital, a dedicated health care investment firm.
Under the terms of the agreement, which has been unanimously approved by Hanger’s Board of Directors, Hanger stockholders will receive $18.75 in cash per share, representing an approximately 29% premium to the 30 calendar day volume-weighted average price (VWAP) ending July 20, 2022, and a total enterprise value of approximately $1.25 billion. Upon completion of the transaction, Hanger will become a privately held company, and its common stock will no longer be traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).
Vinit Asar, Hanger’s President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) said, “I’m very pleased to be announcing this agreement today as the transaction will result in immediate and substantial value creation for our stockholders. This transaction represents a culmination of an extensive review by our Board of Directors of strategic alternatives to provide value to our stockholders and to offer financial flexibility for our company to pursue future growth initiatives. Patient Square Capital recognizes the value of our brand and the quality of our world-class team, and is grounded in similar values that guide our actions. They share the same long-term vision for our company, which makes them an excellent partner for the next phase of our journey.”
Patient Square Capital is a patient-centered investment firm with a team of seasoned executives that uses deep health care expertise, a broad network of relationships, and a true partnership approach to make investments in companies to grow and thrive, partnering with organizations who they believe have the ability to improve patient lives, strengthen communities, and create a healthier world.
Patient Square Capital Managing Partner Jim Momtazee said, “I have closely followed Hanger’s impactful work for most of my career and genuinely respect the positive impact they have on their patients and customers. Patient Square values the steps taken by the leadership team to strengthen the company’s position and is thrilled to partner with the Hanger management team to support the next phase of their growth.”
The transaction will be financed through a combination of committed equity financing provided by Patient Square Equity Partners, LP, as well as committed debt financing to be led by funds managed by Ares Capital Management LLC.
The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2022, subject to the receipt of stockholder approval, regulatory approvals, and the satisfaction of other customary closing conditions. Following the close of the transaction, Hanger will continue to be led by Asar, who has been its President and CEO for more than a decade, and will maintain its headquarters in Austin, Texas.
About Hanger Inc
Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Hanger Inc provides comprehensive, outcomes-based orthotic and prosthetic (O&P) services through its Patient Care segment, with approximately 875 Hanger Clinic locations nationwide. Through its Products & Services segment, Hanger distributes branded and private label O&P devices, products and components, and provides rehabilitative solutions. Recognized by Forbes as one of America’s Best Employers for 2022, and rooted in 160 years of clinical excellence and innovation, Hanger is a purpose-driven company with a vision to lead the O&P markets by providing superior patient care, outcomes, services and value, aimed at empowering human potential.
[Source(s): Hanger Inc, Business Wire]
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