NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--White Oak Healthcare Finance, LLC (“White Oak”) announced today that it acted as sole lender and administrative agent on the funding of a senior credit facility for ViaQuest Holdings, Ltd. and affiliates (“ViaQuest”) to support the acquisition by Council Capital, a Nashville based private equity fund. ViaQuest is a provider of services for individuals with intellectual and development disabilities (“I/DD”), hospice services, and other behavioral health services to individuals.
“The market for residential and community-based care has steadily grown as individuals are directed to the lowest cost and least restrictive care settings and payors continue to direct people with I/DD away from institutions and into home and community settings,” said Ross Eldridge, EVP and Chief Originations Officer at White Oak. “We very much believe in the continuum of care the company provides and are excited to partner with Council Capital given their depth of experience in the space.”
Founded in 1999, ViaQuest provides community-based services and support to individuals with I/DD, hospice care, behavioral and mental health services and home health services. ViaQuest delivers care tailored to patients’ and their family’s individual needs and circumstances. Headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, ViaQuest provides services in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Indiana.
“In addition to providing us with a compelling financing package, White Oak’s flexibility and knowledge of I/DD and healthcare services were unique and helpful,” said Eric Keen, General Partner at Council Capital. “White Oak did an exceptional job creating a facility that will provide ViaQuest flexibility to support its continued expansion.”
Founded in 1999 and headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, ViaQuest offers quality, highly-personalized, specialized and cost-effective care, solutions and services in I/DD, hospice care and behavioral and mental health. More information can be found at www.viaquestinc.com.
About White Oak Healthcare Finance
White Oak Healthcare Finance, LLC, an affiliate of White Oak Global Advisors, LLC, is a lender to all subsectors within the healthcare industry including healthcare services, pharma and life sciences, medical devices, healthcare technology, healthcare real estate, hospitals and SNFs. WOHCF has deep domain expertise with a sole focus on healthcare which enables it to provide flexible and creative solutions with certainty of execution. WOHCF offers a differentiated product set including cash flow term loans, asset based loans and ABL Stretch facilities, unitranche facilities, last out financings, real estate financings, equipment financings and opportunistic investments. As a lender with large pools of capital to deploy, WOHCF generally holds its full loan positions to maturity.
About White Oak Global Advisors
White Oak Global Advisors, LLC (“WOGA”) is a leading alternative debt manager specializing in originating and providing financing solutions to facilitate the growth, refinancing and recapitalization of small and medium enterprises. Together with its financing affiliates, WOGA provides over twenty lending products to the market, including term, asset-based, and equipment loans, to all sectors of the economy. Since its inception in 2007, WOGA has deployed over $8 billion across its product lines, utilizing a disciplined investment process that focuses on delivering risk-adjusted investment returns to investors while establishing long term partnerships with our borrowers. More information can be found at www.whiteoaksf.com.
About Council Capital
Council Capital is a healthcare-focused private equity firm based in Nashville, Tennessee. Council Capital invests in lower middle market healthcare-related companies where it can drive growth by applying its Council Model, which draws upon the resources and experience of its CEO Council (experienced industry executives), Strategic Healthcare Investors, and Value Creation Team. Council Capital leverages its Council Model to attract and support leading management teams and portfolio companies on the ‘right side’ of change in the healthcare industry – where growth will accelerate as cost pressure and quality demands increase. Council Capital targets control and minority investments with enterprise values between $10 million and $75 million. More information can be found at www.councilcapital.com.