Foundation HealthCare Announces Completion of the Acquisition of University General Hospital (UGH), a Sixty-Nine Bed Hospital in Houston
The $33 million acquisition of UGH, which generated more than $70 million in 2014, closed December 31, 2015 and is expected to be immediately accretive. Conference call scheduled for Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. ET.
OKLAHOMA CITY, Jan. 4, 2016 — Foundation HealthCare, Inc. (OTCQB: FDNH), which is an owner and operator of surgical hospitals, announced today that it completed the previously announced acquisition of substantially all of the assets of University General Hospital (UGH) in a transaction which closed December 31, 2015. UGH is a sixty-nine bed hospital located in the Medical City area of Houston, Texas. The Hospital filed for protection under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code in February 2015. Foundation purchased UGH for $33.0 million in the Court approved sale. Foundation will hold a conference call Tuesday, January 5, at 4:00 p.m. ET to discuss the acquisition.
“UGH will be immediately rebranded as Foundation Surgical Hospital of Houston,” stated Foundation CEO, Stanton Nelson. “It will be the largest of our three Texas hospitals and is a great addition to the Foundation hospital system. Our executive team has over 20 years of experience working with the physicians in the Houston market. We look forward to working with our many physician friends as we execute our proven growth strategy at this hospital,” added Nelson.
“Foundation has reported $124.8 million in net revenues for the twelve months ended September 30, 2015. In documents filed with the Bankruptcy Court, UGH reported net revenues in excess of $70 million for 2014. We have already initiated growth initiatives and cost reduction programs at UGH and we expect the transaction to be immediately accretive to our shareholders,” said Nelson.
Funding for the transaction was provided by a consortium of banks led by Texas Capital Bank and equipment financing was provided by First Financial Corporate Leasing, LLC.
Foundation’s CEO Stanton Nelson, and CFO, Hugh King will host a conference call, followed by a question and answer period:
Date: Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Time: 4:00 p.m. Eastern time
Dial-In Number: (888) 348-6454
Please dial the toll free number, 888-348-6454, at 4:00 p.m. EST (3:00 p.m. CST) and ask to join the Foundation HealthCare conference call. At the conclusion of the call, a replay will be available until January 19, 2016. To access the replay of the call dial 877-870-5176 and provide the participant passcode 10078348.
The conference call will also be broadcast live at, http://public.viavid.com/index.php?id=117691.
About Foundation HealthCare
Headquartered in Oklahoma City, Foundation HealthCare, Inc. (OTCQB: FDNH) owns and operates surgical hospitals including ancillary hospital based services. These additional services, such as hyperbaric medicine, sleep labs, intra-operative monitoring, imaging and robotic surgery, truly make the Foundation specialty hospital environment unique.
The Company is also an industry leading ASC management and development company focused on partnering with physicians and employees to create an outstanding patient experience, while maximizing partner and shareholder value. The Company is a leader in offering turnkey management and development solutions for physician partners, as well as creating an optimal experience for the patients we serve. For more information, visit www.fdnh.com.
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