Onex Corporation (TSX: ONEX) has agreed to acquire Independent Clinical Services Group Ltd. (ICS) in partnership with the existing management team from TowerBrook Capital Partners LP which will retain a minority stake.
The investment will be made by Onex Partners V, Onex’ US $7.2 billion fund. The transaction is expected to close later this year. Financial terms were not disclosed.
London, UK based ICS is a leading provider of specialised staffing workforce management solutions, health and social care services. ICS’s 1,850 employees serve over 2,000 clients from offices in 10 countries.
TowerBrook Capital Partners acquired ICS in 2014 from Blackstone Group, L.P which had acquired from Inflexion Private Equity for US $154 million in June 2010. Inflexion acquired ICS in partnership with management in August 2008.
photo credit: Independent Clinical Services Group Ltd. (ICS)
– Onex to Acquire Independent Clinical Services –
Toronto, April 16, 2020 – Onex Corporation (“Onex”) (TSX: ONEX) and its affiliated funds today announced that it has agreed to acquire Independent Clinical Services Group Ltd. (“ICS”) in partnership with the existing management team and with a reinvestment in the equity by the former majority shareholder, TowerBrook Capital Partners LP. ICS is a leading specialised staffing, workforce management solutions, and health and social services business operating primarily in Europe and present across four continents globally. ICS’s 1,850 employees serve over 2,000 clients from offices in 10 countries. The transaction is expected to close later this year, subject to customary conditions and regulatory approvals. The terms of the transaction are not being disclosed.
“ICS is committed to being a true partner to its clients in delivering both capacity and care at the highest standard, and that is a commitment we want to continue and build on,” said Nigel Wright, a Managing Director with Onex. “We are pleased to be partnering with the ICS management team and look forward to supporting their growth for years to come.”
“Onex’ strong investment track record and history of supporting the teams it invests alongside makes it an ideal partner for us,” said Mike Barnard, Chief Executive Officer of ICS. “Our first priority is to provide high-quality healthcare staffing and services to our clients and partners around the world. Onex is aligned with the strategic direction of our firm and we are excited to work together in our next phase of growth.”
The investment will be made by Onex Partners V, Onex’ $7.2 billion fund.
Founded in 1984, Onex invests and manages capital on behalf of its shareholders, institutional investors and high net worth clients from around the world. Onex’ platforms include: Onex Partners, private equity funds focused on larger opportunities in North America and Europe; ONCAP, private equity funds focused on middle market and smaller opportunities in North America; Onex Credit, which manages primarily non-investment grade debt through collateralized loan obligations, private debt and other credit strategies; and Gluskin Sheff’s actively managed public equity and public credit funds. In total, Onex has approximately $38.4 billion of assets under management, of which approximately $7.2 billion is its own shareholder capital. With offices in Toronto, New York, New Jersey and London, Onex and its experienced management teams are collectively the largest investors across Onex’ platforms.
The Onex Partners and ONCAP businesses have assets of $42 billion, generate annual revenues of $28 billion and employ approximately 171,000 people worldwide. Onex shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the stock symbol ONEX. For more information on Onex, visit its website at www.onex.com. Onex’ security filings can also be accessed at www.sedar.com.
This news release may contain forward-looking statements that are based on management’s current expectations and are subject to known and unknown uncertainties and risks, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated or implied by such forward-looking statements. Onex is under no obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained herein should material facts change due to new information, future events or otherwise.
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Claire Glossop Irani
Director, Client and Product Solutions