BIRMINGHAM, Ala.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (the “Company” or “MPT”) (NYSE: MPW) today announced that affiliates of Prospect Medical Holdings (“Prospect”) have completed $375 million in new financings from third-party lenders, the proceeds of which will be used to provide Prospect’s hospital operations with liquidity and capitalize its managed care business for continued growth and value creation in a vibrant market for such businesses.
Prospect’s $250 million asset-backed revolving credit facility has been repaid in full and as a result, the unencumbered borrowing base of government and commercial insurance accounts receivable will provide first lien security for the previously announced MPT delayed draw term loan of up to $75 million. Prospect is expected to be substantially free of material debt or lease obligations outside of those to MPT and this new third-party financing.
MPT continues to have strong conviction in the embedded value of the Prospect platform and has structured its master leases and security agreements to provide collateral value in addition to its real estate interests, including interests in the equity of Prospect's managed care business. As of the end of the first quarter of 2023, MPT holds $1.6 billion in total assets related to Prospect that are expected to be reconstituted as follows:
- An approximately $513 million investment in six leased California hospitals, subject to a master lease scheduled to resume partial rent payments in September and full rent payments at an 8.44% cash yield in March of 2024;
- A $457 million investment in MPT’s Connecticut real estate which, as previously announced, Yale New Haven Health is expected to acquire in a transaction that is expected to close during 2023’s third quarter. MPT’s investment is expected to be fully recovered through cash proceeds of $355 million at closing and equity interests in Prospect’s managed care business valued at $103 million;
- A first lien mortgage loan of $150 million and equity interests in the managed care business valued at $100 million, resulting from the transfer to Prospect of Pennsylvania real estate with a book value of $250 million;
- Loans aggregating approximately $264 million and accrued rent and interest of approximately $56 million, along with the previously announced $50 million convertible loan to the managed care entities are expected to be recovered through equity interests in the managed care business.
The new loan agreements among Prospect, MPT and third-party lenders have terms of approximately three years. During this period, Prospect intends to further build the value of its managed care business and continue operational and financial improvements of its hospital operating business.
About Prospect Medical
Prospect Medical is a group of health care organizations that have led the transformation of health care for over 25 years. Prospect Medical creates value by accepting the insurance risk from health plans and aligning with providers via unique financial compensation models and by deploying multiple evidence-based medical management services. The result is high-quality, cost-effective care for its membership. The assets and operations are scalable and exportable to new markets. Prospect’s assets include:
- Prospect Medical Group: Large family of Independent Physician Associations ("IPAs") with over 6,500 independent physicians' profitably managing approximately 500 thousand lives in the largest 5 Counties in California with new markets in Arizona and Texas.
- Prospect Health Plan: An insurance company able to accept all of the insurance risk for any type of HMO insurance (Commercial, Medicaid, Medicare, Dual-eligible); and
- Prospect Medical Systems: A full-service management services organization ("MSO") with expertise in data-driven medical management and delivering high quality of care to members.
About Medical Properties Trust, Inc.
Medical Properties Trust, Inc. is a self-advised real estate investment trust formed in 2003 to acquire and develop net-leased hospital facilities. From its inception in Birmingham, Alabama, the Company has grown to become one of the world’s largest owners of hospital real estate with 443 facilities and approximately 45,000 licensed beds in ten countries and across four continents. MPT’s financing model facilitates acquisitions and recapitalizations and allows operators of hospitals to unlock the value of their real estate assets to fund facility improvements, technology upgrades and other investments in operations. For more information, please visit the Company’s website at www.medicalpropertiestrust.com.
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