The Vistria Group and Excellere Partners’ Investment in SCA Pharmaceuticals


Ropes & Gray represented The Vistria Group and Excellere Partners in the transaction, while McDermott Will & Emery represented Enhanced Healthcare Partners in the sale of its interests in SCA Pharmaceuticals.

SCA Pharmaceuticals, LLC (“SCA Pharma”) has entered into a definitive membership interest purchase agreement with The Vistria Group (“Vistria”) and Excellere Partners (“Excellere”).

SCA Pharma is an FDA-registered outsourcing facility serving over 1,200 hospitals and health systems in the United States.

The Vistria Group is a Chicago-based private investment firm focused on investing in middle market companies in the health care, education, and financial services sectors.

Excellere Partners is a Denver-based private equity firm with $1.36 billion of committed capital across three funds which partner with entrepreneurs and management teams through recapitalizations and management buyouts.

William Blair acted as financial advisor to Enhanced Healthcare Partners and its portfolio company SCA Pharmaceuticals, LLC.

The Ropes & Gray team that represented The Vistria Group and Excellere Partners was led by private equity partners Neill Jakobe (Picture) and Timothy Castelli (both of Chicago), and included employment, executive compensation & benefits partner Jennifer Cormier (Boston), tax partner Aaron Harsh (Boston), finance partner Andrea Hwang (New York), litigation & enforcement partner Timothy Farrell (Chicago), real estate partner Alison Rundlett (Boston), health care partner Deborah Gersh (Chicago), life sciences regulatory & compliance partner Gregory Levine (Washington D.C.), and private equity associate Andrew Pomranke (Chicago).

McDermott Will & Emery represented Enhanced Healthcare Partners and its portfolio company SCA Pharmaceuticals with a team led by Kristian Werling and included Karen Gibbs, William Hutchens, Jarrett Szczesny, Patrick McCurry, Kevin Hall, Jeffrey Cassidy and Emily Palmer.

Involved fees earner: Jeffrey Cassidy – McDermott Will & Emery; Karen Gibbs – McDermott Will & Emery; Kevin Hall – McDermott Will & Emery; William Hutchens – McDermott Will & Emery; Patrick McCurry – McDermott Will & Emery; Emily Palmer – McDermott Will & Emery; Jarrett Szczesny – McDermott Will & Emery; Kristian Werling – McDermott Will & Emery; Timothy Castelli – Ropes & Gray; Jennifer Cormier – Ropes & Gray; Timothy Farrell – Ropes & Gray; Deborah Gersh – Ropes & Gray; Aaron Harsh – Ropes & Gray; Andrea Hwang – Ropes & Gray; Neill Jakobe – Ropes & Gray; Gregory Levine – Ropes & Gray; Andrew Pomranke – Ropes & Gray; Alison Rundlett – Ropes & Gray;

Law Firms: McDermott Will & Emery; Ropes & Gray;

Clients: Enhanced Healthcare Partners; Excellere Partners; SCA Pharmaceuticals; Vistria Group, LLC;

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Author: Ambrogio Visconti