May 22--Healogics, described as the largest wound-care company in the country, is getting a new owner. Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, a New York private equity firm, announced Thursday that it would acquire the Jacksonville-based business for $910 million.
Healogics' current owner is Metalmark Capital and Scale Venture Partners, also a private equity firm.
The company, headquartered on Belfort Road, operates nearly 600 hospital wound-care centers around the country. It has 2,000 employees, including 175 in Jacksonville.
Jessica Taft, director of marketing and communications, said there would be no immediate changes in Jacksonville.
"There's no facilities closing, no job losses," she said. Senior management will remain the same.
Taft said that Healogics had essentially outgrown Metalmark and was in need of a larger fund to help continue to grow. Last year, Inc. magazine put Healogics at No. 1,539 on its annual list of the 5,000 fastest-growing companies.
The company was formed in 2011 with the merger of National Healing Corp and Diversified Clinical Services. The company operates about one-third of all hospital outpatient wound-care centers and employs about 40 physicians who provide bedside care at skilled nursing centers and other long-term facilities.
Reuters reported in January that Metalmark had tapped Goldman Sachs to explore a sale of Healogics and earlier this week reported that other private equity firms were involved in a bidding war.
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