ORIX USA Launches ORIX USA Health and Life Sciences LLC with CEO John Amos
at the Helm
DALLAS -- October 23, 2012
ORIX USA has created a new business unit specializing in the healthcare and
life sciences sectors; seasoned industry veteran John Amos has joined ORIX
Health and Life Sciences as CEO.
ORIX Health and Life Sciences will invest in operating companies within the
sector and stimulate the growth of the companies through acquisitions, capital
and operating assistance from ORIX USA.
ORIX USA is a Dallas, Texas-based diversified financial conglomerate with both
direct investment portfolios and ownership of operating subsidiaries in
investment banking (Houlihan Lokey), multifamily mortgage lending (RED Capital
Group) and asset management (Mariner Investment Group). With Health and Life
Sciences, ORIX USA will expand its portfolio of operating companies into
healthcare, a large and growing sector of the economy.
“As with previous acquisitions including Houlihan Lokey, RED Capital Group and
Mariner Investment Group, our interest is in businesses with strong management
teams, which will be maintained as separate entities under ORIX USA’s
governance and supported by our investment capital,” said ORIX USA CEO Jim
Thompson. “With the launch of ORIX USA Health and Life Sciences, this strategy
is broadening from financial firms to the healthcare sector.”
CEO John Amos has a strong background in operating health care companies
having worked at both McKesson and Bristol Meyer. As CEO of Oncology
Therapeutic Networks (OTN), Amos grew OTN through a string of successfully
executed acquisitions before selling it to McKesson Corporation. Amos also has
served on the boards of Apollo Health Street, Prodigy Health, Navigating
Cancer, CITIC Pharmaceuticals, Aesyntix Health and as the venture partner for
Bioveda China Fund.
About ORIX USA
ORIX USA is a diversified financial company with more than $5 billion of
assets in sectors spanning commercial finance, venture finance, commercial
real estate, mortgage backed securities and public finance. Operating
subsidiaries include Houlihan Lokey, Mariner Investment Group and RED Capital
Group. Headquartered in Dallas Texas, ORIX USA and its subsidiaries have
approximately 1,400 employees, $25 billion of assets managed for others and
offices in most major cities including New York, Los Angeles, Milwaukee,
Atlanta as well as Hong Kong and Tokyo.
ORIX USA Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of ORIX Corporation, a
publicly traded international diversified financial services firm
headquartered in Tokyo, listed on the Tokyo (8591) and New York (NYSE:IX)
stock exchanges with operations in over 27 countries worldwide.
C. Pharr & Company for ORIX USA
Shelby Menczer, 972-931-7576 x 353
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