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Clayton, Dubilier & Rice and GS Capital Partners Announce Acquisition of HGI Holdings, Inc., a Leading Medical Supplies Distributor
Date:7/27/2010

NEW YORK, July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, LLC ("CD&R") and GS Capital Partners ("GSCP") today announced a definitive agreement to acquire HGI Holdings, Inc. ("HGI") from The Jordan Company and members of the Harrington family.

HGI is a leading mail-order, direct-to-home provider of specialty medical products serving chronic disease patients.  The company offers its customer base more than 30,000 products addressing a diverse set of rapidly growing chronic disease market segments including ostomy, diabetes, urological, enteral, incontinence and wound care.  HGI's product offering is one of the broadest and deepest in the specialty medical supply industry, often providing hard-to-find products that other home care suppliers do not carry.    

"HGI is a market-leading distributor in the large and growing home health market and will continue to benefit from highly favorable long-term trends," said Richard J. Schnall, a CD&R partner. "The company operates an attractive and efficient business model that improves the quality of care and lowers healthcare costs for both patients and payors, while providing manufacturers with cost-effective access to a highly fragmented commercial customer and patient base."

The company operates through two segments, Edgepark Medical Supplies and Independence Medical.  Edgepark contracts directly with over 600 managed care organizations (MCOs) to provide direct-to-consumer home delivery of products to approximately 300,000 patients, while also providing MCOs with value-added services that drive utilization, billing efficiencies and patient compliance.  Independence serves as an outsourced supply chain for approximately 5,500 commercial customers, including durable medical equipm
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