FRANKLIN, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--IASIS Healthcare® LLC (“IASIS”) today announced a plan to refinance its existing debt. The proposed transaction will include $1.235 billion in new senior secured credit facilities and the issuance by IASIS, together with its wholly owned subsidiary IASIS Capital Corporation, of up to $935 million in senior unsecured notes due 2019 (the “Notes”). The $1.235 billion senior secured credit facilities will include a $935 million senior secured term loan and a $300 million senior secured super priority revolving credit facility.
Proceeds from the proposed transaction will be used to refinance amounts outstanding under IASIS’ existing credit facilities, fund a cash tender offer to repurchase its outstanding 8¾% senior subordinated notes, repay in full the senior paid-in-kind loans of IASIS Healthcare Corporation, the parent company of IASIS, raise capital for general corporate purposes, including the previously announced proposed acquisition of St. Joseph Medical Center, future acquisitions and strategic growth initiatives, as well as potential distributions to equity holders. The transaction, which is subject to documentation and customary closing conditions, is expected to close early next month.
The Notes have not been registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the securities laws of any other jurisdiction. Unless they are registered, the Notes may be offered only in transactions that are exempt from registration under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the securities laws of any other jurisdiction. Accordingly, we are offering the Notes in the United States only to qualified institutional buyers and outside the United States to non-U.S. persons in compliance with Regulation S. This announcement does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy the Notes in any jurisdiction in which such an offer or sale would be lawful.
IASIS, located in Franklin, Tennessee, is a leading owner and operator of medium-sized acute care hospitals in high-growth urban and suburban markets. The Company operates its hospitals with a strong community focus by offering and developing healthcare services targeted to the needs of the markets it serves, promoting strong relationships with physicians and working with local managed care plans. IASIS owns or leases 17 acute care hospital facilities and one behavioral health hospital facility with a total of 3,570 licensed beds and has total annual net revenue of approximately $2.6 billion. These hospital facilities are located in seven regions: Salt Lake City, Utah; Phoenix, Arizona; Tampa-St. Petersburg, Florida; four cities in Texas, including San Antonio; Las Vegas, Nevada; West Monroe, Louisiana; and Woodland Park, Colorado. IASIS also owns and operates a Medicaid and Medicare managed health plan in Phoenix that serves more than 197,000 members. For more information on IASIS, please visit the Company’s Web site at www.iasishealthcare.com.
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