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CIT Healthcare Finance is Joint Lead Arranger in $135MM Facility for Arlington Capital Acquisition

August 18, 2015, 07:55 AM
Filed Under: Healthcare

CIT Healthcare Finance served as joint lead srranger in a $135 million senior secured credit facility to support Arlington Capital Partners’ acquisition of Avalign Technologies. Arlington Capital is a Washington, D.C.-based private equity firm. Headquartered in Lake Forest, IL, Avalign is a premier, full-service, precision manufacturer of implants and instruments, specialty instrumentation, cutting tools, and cases and trays to orthopedic medical device and specialty surgical markets. Financing was provided by CIT Bank, the principal bank subsidiary of CIT.

Matt Altman, a Partner at Arlington Capital, said, “Avalign is an established leader in the large and growing orthopedic precision manufacturing market. Recognized across the industry for its superior engineering and manufacturing capabilities, Avalign provides significant value to its OEM partners through design improvement, speed to market acceleration and cost reductions. We look forward to partnering with the highly talented Avalign management team to support the Company through its next phase of growth.”

Forrest Whittaker, CEO of Avalign, said, “We are extremely pleased to be partnering with Arlington Capital. Avalign is committed to improving patient outcomes by providing best-in-class medical devices through our industry leading end-to-end capabilities. We believe that Arlington Capital, which has deep expertise and an impressive track record in healthcare and precision manufacturing, is the ideal partner to help us achieve our goals. We would also like to thank RoundTable Healthcare Partners for all of their support and partnership to date.”

William Douglass, Group Head and Managing Director of CIT Healthcare Finance, said, “We’re pleased to lead this transaction as we put our knowledge and extensive expertise in the medical device manufacturing space to work for Arlington. Avalign is focused on serving the growing $36 billion global orthopedic market, serving OEM customers who supply highly demanded technologies to the industry’s fastest growing end-markets, including extremities, sports medicine and trauma.”

Tom Hobbis, Managing Director of CIT Sponsor Finance, said, “Avalign is an established leader in the orthopedic precision manufacturing market and a strong addition to Arlington’s growing portfolio of top tier companies. We’re pleased to play a role in the growth of these two companies and look to continue building on these relationships.”

Avalign Technologies is the premier, full-service supplier of implants and instruments, specialty instrumentation, cutting tools, and cases and trays for the orthopedic medical device and specialty surgical markets. Avalign offers its OEM partners a broad portfolio of manufacturing solutions and extensive engineering design, development and project management capabilities from concept to launch.

Arlington Capital Partners is a Washington, D.C.-based private equity firm that has managed $1.5 billion of committed capital via three investment funds, focused on middle market investment opportunities in growth industries including: healthcare services, aerospace/defense, government services, and outsourced business services and software.

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