Strategic Behavioral Health, LLC Acquires Peak Behavioral Services Hospital
from Universal Health Services, Inc.
MEMPHIS, Tenn., June 10, 2013
MEMPHIS, Tenn., June 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Strategic Behavioral Health, LLC
(SBH), a national behavioral healthcare provider of inpatient and outpatient
services announced that effective May 20, 2013, it has acquired the assets of
Peak Behavioral Services (Peak Behavioral) from Universal Health Services,
Inc. (UHS). The facility is located in Santa Teresa, New Mexico near El Paso,
Texas. The acquisition is being made in connection with the divestiture
requirements resulting from the agreements between the Federal Trade
Commission and Universal Health Services, Inc. following UHS's acquisition of
Ascend Health Corporation. The Federal Trade Commission approved the
transaction. SBH is a portfolio company of Dobbs Management Service, LLC, the
family office of the John Hull Dobbs family of Memphis.
The Peak Behavioral facility is a licensed acute and residential psychiatric
hospital with 119 total beds. Peak Behavioral has been a leader serving the
behavioral healthcare needs of Southeastern New Mexico and the Greater El Paso
area for over 25 years. Peak Behavioral provides acute behavioral healthcare
services including [adult, chemical dependency, military and child and
adolescent areas]. Additionally, the facility provides residential treatment
services for children and adolescents. The acquisition of the assets of Peak
Behavioral brings the total beds for SBH to 536 existing beds. The additional
construction of 164 new beds in two new facilities in Las Vegas, Nevada and
College Station, Texas will bring the total to over 700 beds by late 2014.
The beds are located in North Carolina, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas and Nevada
across 8 facilities.
Jim Shaheen, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of SBH, stated in a press
release, "We are excited to be entering the Southeastern New Mexico and
Greater El Paso markets through the acquisition of Peak Behavioral. This is
geographically complementary to our other Southwestern facilities in Colorado
Springs and Las Vegas and our new facility being built in College Station,
Texas. While SBH has principally focused on organic growth of new facilities,
we have the desire as well as ready access to capital to continue to
selectively pursue acquisitions that have high quality clinical programs in
sound markets and present opportunities for additional growth."
Edward Dobbs, President of Dobbs Management Service, LLC, commented, "Peak
Behavioral Services is highly complementary to our existing assets and
provides a great base for additional growth. We look forward to ongoing
opportunities to provide additional capital to fund SBH's ongoing growth
through greenfield facilities and highly selective strategic acquisitions. It
remains our long-term goal to have SBH become one of the leading private
providers of behavioral healthcare services in the nation."
SBH and DMS worked with Fifth Third Bancorp, First Tennessee Bank, Pinnacle
Financial and Synovus Bank to complete the financing of this acquisition in
addition to its existing construction financing. The combined corporate
facility provides $80 million in funding with the ability to expand for future
About Strategic Behavioral Health, LLC
Strategic Behavioral Health was founded with the intent of designing,
building, and operating state-of-the art behavioral health facilities
throughout the United States. The company is based out of Memphis, Tennessee
and operates facilities in Colorado, North Carolina, Nevada and New Mexico.
Facilities in Nevada and Texas are currently under construction. Strategic
Behavioral Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality behavioral
health services in the industry through clinical excellence. Please visit
About Dobbs Management Service, LLC (DMS)
Through Dobbs Management Service, LLC, the John Hull Dobbs family invests with
a long-term perspective in businesses with strong management and growth
opportunities. The Dobbs family has a nearly 100 year history of successful
long-term investing in growing businesses with good market positions, growth
opportunities and exceptional management teams. DMS's investment strategy is
flexible but generally focuses on business-to-business services companies as
well as healthcare services and distribution.
The family currently owns several companies, in addition to SBH, including
Premier Distributing, a New Mexico-based beverage distributor; DYK Automotive,
LLC, a leading national automotive aftermarket oil, chemicals and parts
distributor; Frenkel & Company, LLC, an international commercial insurance and
healthcare benefits broker based in New York, NY; JHD Dental, LLC, a
children's dental clinic operator; and, Potter Electric Signal, LLC, a market
leading fire and security controls manufacturer.
Historically, the Dobbs family has owned Dobbs Automotive, a national
automobile dealership group; Unison Health Plans, one of the largest private
multi-state Medicare and Medicaid HMOs; and Dobbs International, an airline
catering and restaurant company. For additional information about DMS and the
portfolio companies of the John Hull Dobbs family, please refer to the firm's
website at www.dobbsmanagement.com.
About Fifth Third Bancorp
Fifth Third Bank Healthcare arranged and led a Bank syndicate to provide
financing for the acquisition. Fifth Third Bancorp is a diversified financial
services company headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio with over $115 billion in
assets. Fifth Third's Healthcare Group is headquartered in Nashville, TN and
maintains over $7.0 billion in commitments to companies across a broad range
of healthcare sectors; including acute care and psychiatric hospitals,
outpatient services, long term care, medical services and devices, managed
care, information technology, and other related healthcare services. Fifth
Third Bank focuses on creative financing solutions for acquisitions, expansion
and growth, recapitalizations, refinancing and working capital facilities, and
bridge loans to capital markets transactions. In addition, the Bank has a
heavy investment in resources and technology to create healthcare-specific
solutions for its clients. (e.g., EOB capture, electronic remittance advice
integration, and denial management).
First Tennessee National Bank, Pinnacle National Bank and Synovus Bank also
participated in the Fifth Third led Credit Facility.
SOURCE Strategic Behavioral Health, LLC
Contact: Dobbs Management Service, LLC: Chris Crosby, (901) 684-1082; SBH
Corporate Offices: (901) 969-3100
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