Allscripts to Acquire McKesson’s Enterprise Information Solutions Business

AUGUST 03, 2017
CHICAGO, August 3, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Allscripts (NASDAQ:MDRX), a global leader in healthcare technology, today announced a definitive agreement to acquire McKesson Corporation’s (NYSE: MCK) hospital and health system IT business, Enterprise Information Solutions, for $185 million in cash, subject to adjustment for net debt and working capital.

This strategic acquisition further advances Allscripts strategy to offer the most comprehensive, high performing health information technology and solutions. Upon close, McKesson will have furthered its focus as a global leader in healthcare supply chain management solutions.

The Enterprise Information Solutions portfolio includes a robust set of clinical and financial solutions supporting the full scope of care delivery processes — including Paragon (EHR solution); STAR and HealthQuest (Revenue Cycle solutions); Lab Analytics and Blood Bank; and OneContent (Content Management solutions).

“Adding these assets to Allscripts existing portfolio enables us to better serve our clients, increase our scale and further drive our investment in innovation,” said Allscripts Chief Executive Officer Paul M. Black. “This transaction is expected to directly benefit our existing clients and our shareholders, as well as the Enterprise Information Solutions clients and team members we’ll welcome to our family. Allscripts is a critical strategic partner to thousands of healthcare organizations and our highest priority is to successfully meet their highly complex needs of today and in the future, as we enable them to lead the change to smarter care.”

Black continued, “The healthcare IT market remains highly fragmented. Today’s announcement is a proactive and strategic measure to maintain Allscripts long-term leadership and position Allscripts for continued growth.”

“We have selected a company that can serve the long-term interests of our customers and has the experience and capabilities to deliver value through its population health, precision medicine, consumer and care management solutions,” said John H. Hammergren, chairman and chief executive officer, McKesson. “The conclusion of this process demonstrates our commitment to support the success of our hospital customers and provide growth opportunities for Enterprise Information Solutions employees.”

Allscripts will invest in and continue to offer Paragon as the integrated EHR and revenue cycle management solution for the small hospital market segment, while Allscripts Sunrise™ will continue as the primary platform for larger institutions, typically with highly complex service line needs. After the proposed transaction closes, the combination of Paragon and Sunrise hospitals will double Allscripts current EHR hospital client count in the United States.

Taken together, Allscripts comprehensive hospital, health system and physician EHR portfolio — plus solutions for value-based care, revenue cycle management, IT services, precision medicine and post-acute care — will help hospitals, health systems and physicians deliver on the promise of advanced and personalized care, with improved operational and financial performance.

Transaction Summary
This transaction is targeted to close early in the fourth quarter of calendar 2017, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions, including the expiration or termination of the waiting period under U.S. antitrust laws.

Allscripts intends to fund the purchase price through its existing secured credit facilities and cash balances.

Additional details of the acquisition are available in a Form 8-K to be filed by Allscripts with the Securities and Exchange Commission later today, August 3, 2017.

Please see Allscripts second quarter 2017 earnings release published today, August 3, 2017, for additional comments on the impact of the acquisition on Allscripts financial outlook.

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