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Golub Capital Provides Credit Facility to Support DSI Renal’s Dividend Recap

April 28, 2014, 07:17 AM
Filed Under: Healthcare

Golub Capital acted as co-lead arranger for a $400 million first lien credit facility to support the dividend recap of Dialysis Newco, Inc. d/b/a DSI Renal ("DSI") by Frazier Healthcare ("Frazier") and New Enterprise Associates ("NEA"). Golub Capital has been a debt provider to DSI since 2012.

DSI is a leading provider of dialysis services in the United States to patients suffering from chronic kidney failure. Together with their physician partners, DSI owns and operates over 90 dialysis clinics in 22 states.

"Consistent with our past experiences, the Healthcare team from Golub Capital was solutions oriented and flexible, ultimately providing significant momentum to our financing needs.  Golub Capital's transparency and efficiency allowed us to maintain our focus on growing the business," said Ben Magnano, a partner at Frazier Healthcare.

Mohamad Makhzoumi, a partner at NEA and head of their healthcare services practice, added, "This is our third transaction with Golub Capital's Healthcare team in the past three years and it continues to be a wonderful relationship.  I have always found their team to uniquely understand how best to support our high growth portfolio companies by tailoring their financings accordingly.  We look forward to working with them again."

"The dialysis space is one which we've invested in on numerous occasions given the growth and stable outlook in the sector.  DSI's management team, led by Craig Goguen, along with the backing and strategic oversight from both Frazier and NEA, have created one of the leading players in the space and are well positioned for continued success," said Stefano Robertson, a managing director and head of the Healthcare team at Golub Capital.  "We are pleased to have been able to support them in a meaningful way with this transaction and expect to continue to do so in the future."

With over $10 billion of capital under management, Golub Capital is a leading provider of financing solutions for the middle market, including one-loan financings (through the firm's proprietary MiniGOLD, GOLD, and MegaGOLD facilities), senior, second lien, and subordinated debt, preferred stock and co-investment equity. The firm underwrites and syndicates senior credit facilities up to $300 million. Golub Capital's hold sizes range up to $200 million per transaction.

Frazier Healthcare, founded in 1991 to invest exclusively in healthcare, is a leading provider of growth equity and venture capital to emerging health care companies. Since raising its initial fund in 1991, Frazier Healthcare has raised seven private institutionally-backed investment funds with cumulative commitments across all seven funds of over $2 billion and investments in more than 150 health care companies.

New Enterprise Associates, Inc. (NEA) is a leading venture capital firm focused on helping entrepreneurs build transformational businesses across multiple stages, sectors and geographies. With approximately $13 billion in committed capital, NEA invests in information technology, healthcare and energy technology companies at all stages in a company's lifecycle, from seed stage through IPO.

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