ELMSFORD, N.Y., June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- BioScrip ®, Inc. (NASDAQ: BIOS) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the business of CarePoint Partners Holdings LLC and its subsidiaries (collectively, "CarePoint Partners") for $223 million in cash, subject to certain adjustments. CarePoint Partners is a leading national provider of home and alternate-site infusion therapy for patients with complex, acute and chronic illnesses. BioScrip also expects to realize the value of a future tax benefit estimated at $45 million as a result of the transaction, yielding a net purchase price of $178 million. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130117/NY44138LOGO) This transaction brings together two of the leading national home-infusion companies. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, CarePoint Partners is expected to generate approximately $160 million in annual revenue, services approximately 20,500 patients annually, and has 28 sites of service in nine states within the East Coast and Gulf Coast regions. With the addition of CarePoint Partners, BioScrip will provide home infusion services to approximately 100,000 patients. "CarePoint Partners is a highly-regarded infusion company with a national reputation for clinical excellence, high-quality customer service, and superior patient care. With its strong clinical capabilities, CarePoint Partners has delivered consistent, long-term growth and is now one of the ten largest home infusion companies. We look forward to welcoming the CarePoint Partners team and collaborating to achieve continued growth and success as a combined entity," stated Rick Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer of BioScrip. "This transaction is a significant milestone for BioScrip. It meets our stated goal of expanding our infusion business through strategic acquisitions to build scale in a highly-fragmented industry," added Smith. Dana Soper, Chief Executive Officer of CarePoint Partners stated, "We look forward to joining the BioScrip family. We believe that our shared commitment to clinical excellence and high-touch service will resonate with our patients, payors, employees and referral sources. Founded in 2008, our company has achieved outstanding growth through the collective efforts of our dedicated employees. This business combination will support BioScrip's growth objectives and accelerate our shared goal of creating the industry's leading home infusion company." The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approval. BioScrip expects the transaction will close in the third quarter of 2013.