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SFW Capital Partners Completes Sale of MD Buyline to TractManager

August 4, 2014

Sale represents culmination of MD Buyline’s partnership with leading private equity investor in Analytical Tools and Related Services

RYE, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- SFW Capital Partners (“SFW”), a specialized private equity firm that invests with management in mid-sized companies that provide analytical tools and related services, today announced that it has completed the sale of MD Buyline, the leading provider of sophisticated healthcare analytics and supply chain spend intelligence capabilities to healthcare providers and vendors, to TractManager, a portfolio company of Arsenal Capital Partners.

SFW acquired Dallas-based MD Buyline in 2011, and supported CEO Satin Mirchandani and the company’s management team in a wide range of strategic growth initiatives, including enhancing and extending its product lines, investing in the company’s sales, marketing and account management functions, and strengthening the company’s business infrastructure. These investments enhanced MD Buyline’s service offering for its customers and extended coverage to include information on consumables and purchased services and other areas of hospital spend, each of which drove meaningful growth at the company.

“We are incredibly proud of the transformational improvements we enacted with the support and guidance of SFW,” said Satin Mirchandani, CEO of MD Buyline. “We are eager to begin the next phase of MD Buyline’s development with TractManager, and are looking forward to providing even greater value to our customers.”

“MD Buyline’s focus on health-care analytics and information was a strong fit with SFW’s specialization and focus on providers of analytical tools and related services companies. We are very pleased to have had the opportunity to work closely with Satin and the company’s management team to transform the business and position it for long term growth and success. The company has performed very well during our time working together, and has further established its position as the leading provider in its field,” said Roger Freeman, Partner at SFW.

The sale of MD Buyline represents the second exit for SFW in recent weeks, following the sale of agricultural analytical solutions provider AGDATA in late July.

About MD Buyline

Healthcare providers recognize MD Buyline as the leading provider of evidence-based information and research. By creating transparency and fostering consultative relationships, MD Buyline has partnered with providers for more than three decades to identify cost reduction opportunities for purchased services, consumables, capital and IT. Providers rely on MD Buyline’s data and clinical analysts for financial and clinical insight to reach long- and short-term goals. For more information, please visit www.mdbuyline.com.

About SFW Capital Partners

SFW Capital Partners is the Leading Investor in Analytical Tools and Related Services Companies, including providers of instrumentation, software, information and business services. SFW is a specialized private equity firm that exclusively invests where its 20+ years of knowledge of the relevant business models, technology, competitive dynamics and service requirements gives it a unique ability to support management teams in growing their companies and building value. For more information, please visit www.sfwcap.com.



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