McDermott Represents Wellspring Capital Management in its Acquisition of Caring Brands International
International law firm McDermott Will & Emery represented Wellspring Capital Management LLC, a leading private equity firm headquartered in New York, in connection with its acquisition of Caring Brands International, Inc. (CBI), the leading franchisor of home healthcare services under three global brands—US-based Interim HealthCare, UK-based Bluebird Care and Australia-based Just Better Care. The CBI brands represent 550 locations operated by more than 250 franchise owners and operators that produce over $1.3 billion in sales annually.
This transaction was announced on October 25, 2021.
McDermott Will & Emery acted as legal counsel to Wellspring Capital Management.
McDermott’s representation also included acquisition financing in the form of term loan and revolving commitments, with Adams Street Credit Advisors LP and Madison Capital Funding LLC serving as Joint Lead Arrangers and Joint Bookrunners. Adams Street also serves as Agent.
CBI is the twelfth investment from Wellspring Capital Partners Fund V, L.P.
McDermott has previously represented Wellspring in several transactions including most recently the acquisition of Pentec Health; acquisition of HealthPRO Heritage; acquisition of Cadence Petroleum Group; sale of its portfolio company Help At Home LLC to Centerbridge Partners; acquisitions by its portfolio company Center For Diagnostic Imaging (dba RAYus, Inc.) of Diagnostic Centers of America, Sand Lake Imaging, U.S. MRI, and Smart Choice MRI, respectively; acquisition of Paragon Films; acquisition of Lucky Strike Entertainment LLC; and acquisition of Center For Diagnostic Imaging (dba RAYus, Inc.).
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