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Equian has been Acquired by New Mountain Capital

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

William Blair Advises Equian

William Blair acted as exclusive financial advisor to Equian, a portfolio company of Great Point Partners, in connection with its sale to New Mountain Capital. The transaction closed on December 18, 2015.

Transaction Highlights

  • Execution excellence: William Blair was engaged to advise Equian on a preemptive offer brought forth by New Mountain. William Blair was integrally involved in each step of the transaction, negotiating key deal terms and facilitating an abbreviated diligence period. Collectively, this enabled William Blair to produce an optimal outcome for Equian and its shareholders.
  • Sector expertise: Equian and Great Point Partners were attracted to William Blair’s extensive knowledge and transaction experience in the healthcare technology sector and its strong relationships with and insight into other potential acquirers.
  • Strong client relationship: William Blair’s healthcare technology team built strong relationships with multiple Equian stakeholders through frequent interaction over the past several years and participation in William Blair’s Private Equity Conference.

About the Companies

Equian is a leading provider of outsourced medical cost management solutions to healthcare payers and provider networks throughout the world. The company offers proprietary technology, partnerships, skilled staff, and access to the market’s broadest selection of medical discount solutions designed to ease administrative burden and achieve the lowest possible cost of medical care. Equian is recognized nationally by Inc. Magazine and Modern Healthcare as a leading high-growth company in healthcare. The company is based in Indianapolis, Indiana.

New Mountain Capital is a New York–based private equity firm that seeks to acquire the highest quality leaders in carefully selected “defensive growth” industries. Founded in 2000, the firm manages approximately $11.5 billion of private equity capital across four funds.