Tenet Healthcare’s $1.1 Billion Acquisition of Portfolio of Surgery Centers


Willkie advised Tenet Healthcare Corporation and its subsidiary United Surgical Partners International in the acquisition.

Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: THC) announced that it will acquire a portfolio of up to 45 ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) (the “Portfolio”) from SurgCenter Development (SCD). The Portfolio will be operated by Tenet’s United Surgical Partners International (USPI) subsidiary as part of its industry-leading ambulatory surgery platform.

Under the terms of the transaction, the Company will purchase majority interests in up to 45 centers by fully acquiring SCD’s interests, and partially acquiring interests from physician partners, for approximately $1.1 billion in cash and the assumption of approximately $18 million of center-level debt. Tenet has completed the acquisition of a majority of the 45 centers and expects to complete the acquisition of the remainder of the Portfolio by the end of 2020, pending the finalization of documentation and the receipt of certain state approvals.

SCD, founded in 1993, is a leading developer of physician-owned ASCs with a history of establishing high-quality centers in partnership with physicians with demonstrated leadership in musculoskeletal surgeries. The 45 centers are located in Arizona, Florida, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, Ohio, New Hampshire, Texas and Wisconsin.

Tenet Healthcare Corporation is a diversified healthcare services company headquartered in Dallas with 110,000 employees. Through an expansive care network that includes United Surgical Partners International, it operate 65 hospitals and more than 520 other healthcare facilities, including surgical hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, urgent care and imaging centers and other care sites and clinics.

The Willkie team was led by partners Serge Benchetrit (Picture) and Jessica Sheridan, and included associates Tej Prakash, Daniel Alster, Augie Donati, Maria LaGumina, John DiNapoli and Michael Manopla.

Involved fees earner: Daniel Alster – Willkie Farr & Gallagher; Serge Benchetrit – Willkie Farr & Gallagher; John DiNapoli – Willkie Farr & Gallagher; Augustine Donati – Willkie Farr & Gallagher; Maria Teresa LaGumina – Willkie Farr & Gallagher; Michael Manopla – Willkie Farr & Gallagher; Tej Prakash – Willkie Farr & Gallagher; Jessica Sheridan – Willkie Farr & Gallagher;

Law Firms: Willkie Farr & Gallagher;

Clients: Tenet Healthcare Corp.; United Surgical Partners International Inc.;

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Author: Ambrogio Visconti