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Acadia Healthcare, a Waud Capital Partners Portfolio Company, Completes the Acquisition of Partnerships in Care

Waud Capital is Seeking New Investment Opportunities

Chicago, IL, July 8, 2014 – Waud Capital Partners (Waud Capital or WCP) is off to a busy summer. Last week, its portfolio company, Acadia Healthcare Company, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACHC), announced that it completed the previously announced acquisition of Partnerships in Care for approximately $662 million in cash. Click HERE for the full press release. The announcement comes on the heels of WCPs sale of National Security Partners, a cyber security and intelligence company, to Noblis, Inc. in June.

Moreover, Waud Capital remains active on the acquisition front. Since raising nearly $500 million for WCP III in April of 2011, the firm has established six platform companies and completed 33 follow-on acquisitions. However, the fund is less than 40% committed, so WCP is actively seeking new opportunities within the healthcare services and business and related services industries. Of high interest are introductions to the following:

  • talented executives with successful track records of building growth-oriented services businesses;
  • owners or management of growth-oriented businesses within WCPs target sectors; and
  • smaller companies with strategic value that could be acquisition candidates for WCPs current portfolio companies.

Waud Capital looks to invest $20 to $100 million in each platform and targets both organic growth and acquisitions as a means of growing its businesses. The firm utilizes a three phase investment strategy, whereby it typically invests a portion of its equity commitment up front and reserves the remaining capital for growth, deploying it over time in order to manage risk.

About Waud Capital Partners
Waud Capital Partners is a private equity investment firm founded in 1993 that partners with exceptional management teams to invest in middle-market growth equity investments, buyouts, industry consolidations, and recapitalizations. The firm seeks to invest $20 million to $100 million in private companies. WCP focuses on healthcare services and business and related services. Typically, the companies in which WCP invests have enterprise values between $30 million and $300 million. The firm has successfully completed more than 160 investments since its founding and currently has approximately $1 billion of capital under management.

For additional information on WCP, visit www.waudcapital.com.

For Further Information:
Reeve Waud, Managing Partner
(312) 676-8400
rwaud@waudcapital.com

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