Capital One to acquire GE Capital’s U.S. Healthcare Finance Unit

After hearing of other companies in the hunt to acquire GE Capital’s U.S. Healthcare Finance business (one of the Big Three REITs and a bank among them), Capital One announced that it signed a definitive agreement with GE Capital Corporation to acquire approximately $8.5 billion of healthcare-related loans and its Healthcare Financial Services business for a 6% premium to par value of all receivables as of June 30, 2015. The acquisition is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2015, and Darren Alcus, President of GE Capital, Healthcare Financial Services, will become the President of Capital One’s healthcare finance business. Credit Suisse and Wells Fargo Securities acted as exclusive financial advisors to Capital One, and Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz acted as legal advisor to Capital One.

 

 

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