KKR to acquire Envision Healthcare, Including Amsurg ASC Business

June 15, 2018: By Joan McKenna

KKR logoGlobal investment firm KKR has agreed to acquire Nashville-based Envision Healthcare and its Amsurg ambulatory surgery center (ASC) business for about $9.9 billion, the companies announced June 11.

Envision acquired Amsurg in 2016. The unit provides outpatient surgical services at more than 250 facilities in 35 states, and its centers performed nearly 225 thousand eye procedures in 2017, according to the company.

The KKR acquisition is expected to close in Q4-2018, with Envision becoming a private company.

Reuters initially reported May 21 that Nashville-based HCA Healthcare had made an offer to acquire Envision’s AmSurg business, with KKR offering to buy the rest of the company.

HCA appears to have had no role in the final agreement.

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