Language Access Network Receives Growth Capital from Kayne Partners

LOS ANGELES--()--Language Access Network (LAN), a pioneer provider of telehealth language interpretation services to the healthcare industry, today announced a partnership with Los Angeles-based Kayne Partners, the growth private equity group of Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, L.P., a $28.5 billion alternative investment firm.

Headquartered in Columbus, OH, LAN is the national leader in video medical interpreting (VMI) for the healthcare industry. The company, along with its partner company Carenection, provides immediate, reliable, secure, compliant, on-demand video interpreting for the Limited English Proficient (LEP) and Deaf and Hard of Hearing patient populations, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in more than 210 languages.

“We ran a very thorough process to select a financial partner who could bring strategic as well as financial capital to the table,” said Jamey Edwards, LAN and Carenection’s CEO. “Kayne Partners took the time to understand our goals, how they could help us achieve them and stood ready to support us as healthcare entrepreneurs delivering an innovative service to leading hospitals nationwide.”

“Kayne Partners aims to identify and partner with companies uniquely positioned in high growth industries and backed by strong management teams. LAN’s telehealth VMI solution helps increase efficiencies in the hospital setting, resulting in higher quality of care to patients and significant cost savings to hospitals,” said Leon Chen, Vice President, Kayne Partners. “The LAN team has built a market-leading organization supported by highly skilled language interpreters and best-of-breed technology. Our partnership will help support LAN's continued expansion and also allow LAN to continue to improve upon its highly differentiated suite of offerings for its customers.”

About Language Access Network, LLC

Language Access Network, LLC (LAN) is the leader in trusted healthcare communications. LAN provides Video Medical Interpretation (VMI) and Audio-Only services to more than 500 hospitals and other medical venues nationwide. As a physician-owned company, solely focused on healthcare, LAN has unique insight into driving better outcomes, improving patient satisfaction and being a true partner to client hospitals. Targeted toward Limited English Proficient and Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing patients, LAN provides its rapidly growing client base with 24/7/365 access to the highest quality, medically trained interpreters available via its centralized video language centers.

About Carenection, LLC

Carenection is a telehealth solutions partner that delivers best-in-breed technology, network infrastructure and consulting services to create a seamless and transparent encounter for the patient and provider over a unified telemedicine platform. Carenection believes that hospitals shouldn’t need multiple platforms to support multiple telemedicine platforms, just one: the Carenection Telehealth Delivery Network™ (CTDN). Carenection is the most widely utilized telehealth market network in the country, delivering over 50,000 encounters per month via over 3,000 video endpoints to over 500 hospitals nationwide.

About Kayne Partners

Kayne Partners is a leading provider of capital and connections to rapidly growing companies in North America. Since its inception more than a decade ago, it has invested over $600 million in platform investments and add-on acquisitions. Kayne Partners seeks to partner with driven entrepreneurs as a non-control minority investor and provide transformative capital to these high growth companies. Kayne Partners is the growth private equity group of Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, L.P.

About Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, L.P.

Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, L.P., founded in 1984, is a leading independent alternative investment management firm focused on niche investing in upstream oil and gas companies, energy infrastructure, specialized real estate, middle market credit, growth private equity and distressed municipal opportunities. Kayne’s investment philosophy is to pursue niches, with an emphasis on cash flow, where our knowledge and sourcing advantages enable us to deliver above-average, risk-adjusted investment returns. Kayne manages approximately $28.5 billion in assets (as of 5/31/2015) for institutional investors, family offices, high net worth and retail clients and employs nearly 300 professionals in eight offices across the United States.

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Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, L.P.
Nathan Locke, (310) 282-2800


Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, L.P.
Nathan Locke, (310) 282-2800