MTBC, a provider of cloud-based healthcare IT and revenue cycle management solutions has entered into an Asset Purchase Agreement (“APA”) to acquire substantially all of the revenue cycle, practice management, and group purchasing organization assets of Orion Healthcorp, Inc. and 13 of its affiliate companies (together “Orion”), as the primary bidder in a Section 363 sale under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. After the acquisition is closed, management expects the transaction would increase MTBC’s annualized revenues by at least 50%.
Orion provides revenue cycle management and other services to independent healthcare practices and hospitals throughout the country. Orion maintains offices in 10 states and employs more than 300 team members.
Under the APA, MTBC would acquire most of Orion’s assets, including customer contracts, accounts receivable, certain equipment, and goodwill, free and clear of all liabilities except for those that are expressly assumed. The purchase price, which MTBC expects to pay from its available cash balance, is expected to be between $10 and $12 million, but is subject to adjustment or the receipt of higher offers.
“The Orion acquisition has the potential to be transformative,” said Stephen Snyder, MTBC Chief Executive Officer. “Our last major acquisition enabled us to achieve record revenue growth and earnings during 2017 as we helped our acquired customers increase practice collections and leverage our industry leading platform. With Orion, we see an even greater opportunity to add value to Orion’s customers, its employees, and our shareholders, as we have done with prior transactions.”
“At closing, the Orion transaction would likely expand our service offerings to include long-term practice management services, niche hospital offerings, and a pharmaceutical group purchasing organization that provides discounts to its physician customers,” said Snyder. “These new offerings and customer relationships present compelling opportunities for cross-selling our solutions and driving additional growth.”