BioScrip, Inc. (NASDAQ: BIOS) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire HomeChoice Partners, Inc. (“HomeChoice”), a leading provider of alternate-site infusion pharmacy services, for $70.0 million in cash. HomeChoice is a majority-owned subsidiary of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (NYSE: DVA). The purchase price is subject to adjustment pursuant to the terms of the agreement including potential additional consideration based on the results of operations. BioScrip also expects to realize the value of a future tax benefit estimated at $3.9 million as a result of the transaction.
Headquartered in Norfolk, VA, HomeChoice generates approximately $70 million in annual revenue, services approximately 15,000 patients annually, and has fourteen infusion pharmacy locations in Pennsylvania, Washington, DC, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Missouri, and Alabama.
“We are pleased to have the HomeChoice team join our organization. HomeChoice is a highly-regarded infusion services company with a reputation for clinical excellence, strong referral and payor relationships and superior customer service. This transaction is also consistent with our stated goal of building our infusion business through strategic and opportunistic acquisitions, which meet our financial criteria and enable us to expand our national footprint,” stated Rick Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer of BioScrip.
The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approval. The company expects the transaction will close in the first quarter of 2013.
HomeChoice is expected to generate approximately $70 million in annual revenue. Once fully integrated, this business should generate Adjusted EBITDA margins between 12% and 14%. The company estimates that an acquisition of this size can take 9 to 12 months to fully integrate.
About BioScrip, Inc.
BioScrip, Inc. provides comprehensive infusion and home care solutions. By partnering with patients, physicians, healthcare payors, government agencies and pharmaceutical manufacturers we are able to provide access to infusible medications and management solutions. Our goal is to optimize outcomes for chronic and other complex healthcare conditions and enhance the quality of patient life. BioScrip brings clinical competence in providing high-touch, comprehensive infusion and nursing services to patients in the most convenient ways possible. Through our customer services and treatments we aim to ensure the best possible therapy outcome.