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Anthem to Acquire HealthSun

Anthem to Acquire HealthSun

09/20/2017

Anthem to Acquire HealthSun

Anthem, Inc. (NYSE:ANTM) today announced that the company has entered into an agreement to acquire HealthSun, one of the fastest-growing integrated Medicare Advantage health plans and healthcare delivery networks in Florida.

“Anthem is committed to identifying opportunities for growth that will enable us to advance our goal of increasing access to healthcare for all consumers, including those who are most vulnerable,” said Joseph R. Swedish, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Anthem. “The acquisition of HealthSun, which offers a unique integrated care delivery model serving mainly dual-eligible (Medicare and Medicaid) members, fits well with our plans for continued growth in the Medicare Advantage and dual-eligible populations. In addition, the HealthSun acquisition will further the industry leading commitment of Anthem’s affiliated health plans in offering a wide variety of value based care models that benefit our members through high quality care and improved outcomes.”

Founded in 2005, HealthSun has grown rapidly in Florida by offering an integrated Medicare Advantage health plan and healthcare delivery system. HealthSun currently serves approximately 40,000 members through its Medicare Advantage plans in Miami-Dade and Broward counties. HealthSun’s members receive primary care and related services through its integrated network of 19 wholly owned Pasteur and WellMax primary care and specialty centers as well as a complementary network of unaffiliated medical centers, all of which focus on providing the highest quality care. HealthSun was rated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) as a 4.5 in their Star Ratings for the 2017 and 2018 reimbursement years.

“HealthSun has been recognized for providing superior care coordination and better health outcomes through a network of primary care clinics, pharmacy support, and transportation services; as well as a narrow network of physician specialists and integrated medical cost management,” said Peter D. Haytaian, Executive Vice President, President, Government Business Division, Anthem. “We are excited about the addition of HealthSun as we believe their unique integrated delivery system will be an important asset that drives our continued success in Florida. In addition, this acquisition is consistent with our goal to build industry leading capabilities to serve this country’s most vulnerable citizens. With the addition of HealthSun, Anthem’s affiliated Medicare and Medicaid plans will now serve more than 650,000 members in Florida.”

Anthem is acquiring HealthSun from a consortium of investors led by Summit Partners, a global alternative investment firm. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The acquisition is expected to close by the end of 2017 and is subject to approvals from state and federal regulatory authorities, standard closing conditions and customary approvals required under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act. The transaction is expected to be slightly accretive to earnings in 2018.

Anthem’s financial advisor is UBS Investment Bank and its legal advisor is White & Case LLP. Centerview Partners LLC and Credit Suisse are acting as financial advisors for HealthSun, Summit Partners and the investor consortium, with Kirkland & Ellis LLP and Epstein Becker and Green, P.C. acting as legal advisors.

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