SOURCE: Nobilis Health Corp.

Nobilis Health Corp.

April 02, 2015 06:00 ET

Nobilis Health Corp. Closes $25 Million Debt Financing With GE Capital, Healthcare Financial Services

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwired - Apr 2, 2015) - Nobilis Health Corp. (TSX: NHC), a healthcare facility management and marketing firm, today announced that it closed a $25 million debt financing facility with GE Capital, Healthcare Financial Services. This facility will be used to support Nobilis' growth efforts, provide a new revolving line for working capital and repay certain of the Company's existing outstanding indebtedness, including the $12 million seller's note related to Nobilis' acquisition of Athas Health in December 2014.

"This transaction successfully completes one of Nobilis' early 2015 goals; namely, the reduction in our average borrowing costs while also streamlining our capital structure. In addition, we believe our new relationship with GE Capital will provide yet another catalyst for Nobilis' anticipated growth throughout the remainder of 2015 and beyond," said Chris Lloyd, CEO of Nobilis Health.

"Our specialty is providing healthcare companies with flexible capital programs to help our customers expand their companies, as is the case of Nobilis Health Corp.," said Al Aria, senior managing director of Corporate Finance at GE Capital, Healthcare Financial Services. "We look forward to continuing to support their growth strategies in the future."

The funding of the $25 million facility, which closed on March 31, 2015, includes a $20 million term loan and $5 million revolving loan at LIBOR+4% (4.71% as of March 31, 2015), as compared to its current average borrowing cost of approximately 9.6%.

About GE Capital, Healthcare Financial Services

GE Capital's Healthcare Financial Services (HFS) business is one of the most active capital providers in the U.S. healthcare market, providing more than $10.5 billion in financing across more than 240 transactions in 2014. For the fifth consecutive year, HFS was the No. 1 lead arranger for all financings under $500 million in U.S. healthcare leveraged finance (based on volume and number of transactions completed), according to Thompson Reuters.

Customers across 45 healthcare sectors -- including senior housing, hospitals, medical offices, outpatient services, pharmaceuticals and medical devices -- rely on HFS to finance acquisitions, refinance existing debt, support working capital needs and fund growth initiatives. With in-depth industry knowledge and expertise, the HFS team of professionals creates financial solutions tailored to meet the individual needs of its customers. For more information, visit www.gecapital.com/healthcare.

About Nobilis Health Corp.

Nobilis utilizes innovative direct-to-patient marketing focused on a specified set of procedures that are performed at our centers by local physicians. We own and manage ambulatory and acute care facilities to deliver healthcare services. Nobilis owns and manages interests in ambulatory surgery centers in Houston, Dallas, and Scottsdale, Arizona. In addition, Nobilis owns one acute care hospital in Houston. Nobilis also owns and manages interests in two imaging centers and one urgent care clinic in Houston. For more information, visit www.NobilisHealth.com.

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