Inovalon’s $1.2 Billion Acquisition of ABILITY Network

Ropes & Gray advised Summit Partners on the deal

Inovalon (Nasdaq:INOV) has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire ABILITY® Network for aggregate consideration of $1.2 billion in cash and restricted stock, creating a vertically-integrated leader in cloud-based enablement of data-driven, value-based care. The transaction is expected to close in April 2018, subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals and is expected to be accretive to Inovalon’s Non-GAAP diluted net income per share in 2018.

ABILITY is a leading cloud-based Software-as-a-service (SaaS) technology company helping to simplify the administrative and clinical complexities of healthcare. Through the myABILITY® software platform, an integrated set of cloud-based applications for providers, ABILITY provides core connectivity, administrative, clinical, and quality analysis, management, and performance improvement capabilities to more than 44,000 acute, post-acute and ambulatory point-of-care provider facilities.

The extensive datasets, on-demand compute capability, advanced analytics, and broad healthcare ecosystem connectivity enabled by the Inovalon ONE™ Platform will provide a significant expansion of application offerings within the myABILITY® software platform while also expanding the nature and reach of high-value solutions for Inovalon’s existing payer, pharma, and device client-base.

Upon closing, the combination of Inovalon and ABILITY creates a vertically integrated cloud-based platform empowering the achievement of real-time, value-based care from payers, manufacturers, and diagnostics all the way to the patient’s point of care.

Ropes & Gray advised Summit Partners on the deal with a team including corporate partner Amanda Morrison (Picture), finance partner Byung Choi, tax partner Pamela Glazier and benefits partner Loretta Richard.


Involved fees earner: Amanda McGrady Morrison – Ropes & Gray; Byung Choi – Ropes & Gray; Pamela Glazier – Ropes & Gray; Loretta Richard – Ropes & Gray;

Law Firms: Ropes & Gray;

Clients: Summit Partners;



Author: Ambrogio Visconti