Daily News: November 20, 2013

CIT Arranges $110MM Financing for Epic Health Services

CIT Corporate Finance said it served as sole lead arranger in a $110 million senior secured facility for Epic Health Services, a provider of pediatric home health and therapy services as well as adult in-home services. Epic Health Services is a portfolio company of Webster Capital, a middle-market private equity firm. Financing was provided by CIT Bank. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

This is CIT’s second transaction with Epic Health Services and Webster Capital. In December 2012, CIT Corporate Finance, Healthcare served as sole lead arranger, bookrunner and administrative agent in a $90 million senior secured financing to support Epic Health Services’ acquisition of Santé Pediatric Services and AmeriCare.

“Epic Health Services has had a strong track record and solid growth in recent years,” said Steve Warden, president of CIT Corporate Finance, Healthcare. “We are pleased to build upon our established relationship and arrange this financing, which further underscores our ability to put our deep industry knowledge to work for our middle market healthcare clients.”

John Garbarino, president and CEO of Epic Health Services, said, “Our company has experienced significant growth over the last few years as we’ve expanded our pediatric and adult homecare services in Delaware, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Texas. CIT Healthcare understands our business and has been a key partner in supporting our growth strategy and we look forward to continuing our relationship.”

David Malm, senior partner and head of Webster Capital’s Healthcare practice, said, “CIT’s experience and expertise in working with middle market private equity firms and their portfolio companies is unparalleled in the industry. Their ability to provide innovative financing solutions and services is why we value and nurture this long-term relationship.”