Ropes & Gray advised Welsh Carson Anderson & Stowe (WCAS) and portfolio company Valtruis as lead counsel in the three-way merger of Fresenius Health Partners, InterWell Health and Cricket Health. The new company is valued at $2.4 billion and will create the nation’s premier value-based kidney care provider, operating under the InterWell Health brand. The transaction was announced on March 21 in a press release.
WCAS is a leading private equity firm focused on investing in technology and healthcare, primarily in the United States.
The Ropes & Gray team that advised WCAS and Valtruis was led by private equity partners Scott Abramowitz and Othon Prounis (both of New York), and included leveraged finance partner Jay Kim (New York) and leveraged finance counsel Nichole Lopez-Tackett (Chicago), health care partner Timothy McCrystal (Boston), benefits partner Alexandra Alperovich (New York), tax partner Leo Arnaboldi III (New York), data, privacy & cybersecurity counsel Kevin Angle (Boston) and litigation & enforcement partner Samer Musallam (Washington, D.C.).
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