Acadia Healthcare Announces Two Agreements to Purchase Eight Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities with Over 600 Beds

Acadia Healthcare Company, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACHC) today announced two agreements to purchase an aggregate of eight inpatient psychiatric facilities with approximately 600 beds.
  • (1888PressRelease) November 27, 2012 - The Company has agreed to purchase Behavioral Centers of America, LLC, which is headquartered in Nashville, TN, for total consideration of $145 million in cash. BCA operates three inpatient psychiatric facilities and one psychiatric hospital within a hospital. The facilities are located in Ohio, Michigan and Texas and have 278 licensed inpatient beds, over 90% of which are acute inpatient beds. The facilities produced revenues of $60.5 million for the twelve months ended September 30, 2012. Acadia expects to complete the transaction, which is subject to customary closing conditions, in late December 2012.

    The Company also has agreed to acquire AmiCare Behavioral Centers, headquartered in Fayetteville, AR, for total consideration of $113 million in cash. AmiCare operates four inpatient psychiatric facilities in Arkansas that have 330 licensed inpatient beds, nearly 70% of which are acute inpatient beds. The facilities produced revenues of $61.7 million for the twelve months ended September 30, 2012. Acadia expects to complete the transaction, which is subject to customary closing conditions, in late December 2012.

    Joey Jacobs, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Acadia, commented, “Today’s announcement provides further evidence of both our continuing opportunities to purchase well-run inpatient psychiatric facilities with high quality professional staffs and our ability to execute on these opportunities. In addition to providing Acadia our first entry into Ohio, which is our 21st state, these transactions will significantly expand our beds in operation. We continue to consider additional acquisition opportunities in the fragmented inpatient behavioral health industry.”

    Acadia is evaluating alternatives to finance these transactions. While the final funding mix is yet to be finalized, management expects that these transactions will be accretive to its 2013 financial results.

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    About Acadia

    Acadia is a provider of inpatient behavioral healthcare services. Acadia operates a network of 34 behavioral health facilities with approximately 2,500 licensed beds in 20 states. Acadia provides psychiatric and chemical dependency services to its patients in a variety of settings, including inpatient psychiatric hospitals, residential treatment centers, outpatient clinics and therapeutic school-based programs.

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