17 July 2018

Miller Johnson Represents Kalamazoo Emergency Associates in Strategic Partnership with American Physician Partners

The Transaction
Miller Johnson represented Kalamazoo Emergency Associates, P.C. in an investment transaction with American Physician Partners, LLC. American Physician Partners acquired a majority interest in Kalamazoo Emergency Associates as a result of the transaction and Kalamazoo Emergency Associates’ current ownership will remain in their current roles.

“After discussions with many potential emergency medicine groups, we chose American Physician Partners because their philosophy of patient-centered care closely mirrored ours,” said Eric Blackwell, MD, president of Kalamazoo Emergency Associates. “This partnership will strengthen our group’s ability to deliver exceptional care to the patients we have the privilege of serving in Southwest Michigan.”

Cascade Partners served as investment banker for Kalamazoo Emergency Associates. Dustin Daniels led Miller Johnson’s team of Neil Williams (M&A and Tax), Brittany Harden (M&A), Tim Gutwald (Healthcare) and Frank Berrodin (Employee Benefits).

Kalamazoo Emergency Associates, P.C.
( Kalamazoo Emergency Associates is a professional corporation of emergency physicians formed in 1980 to provide emergency physician services at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

American Physician Partners
( Headquartered in Brentwood, Tennessee, American Physician Partners was founded in 2015 to provide a better alternative to hospitals for their clinical outsourcing needs. Since its inception, the company has grown to approximately 80 hospital contracts and has become a recognized leader in the provision of exceptional emergency medicine and hospital medicine management services to hospitals and healthcare systems nationwide.

Miller Johnson’s Mergers and Acquisitions Group
Miller Johnson’s M&A practice group collaborates with clients and their advisors to structure, negotiate and close deals and to navigate the various challenges that can arise in the context of mergers, acquisitions, dispositions and other business combination or investment transactions.

Miller Johnson is top-listed for mergers and acquisitions with U.S. News & World Report’s Best Law Firms and is ranked by Chambers USA. At The M&A Advisor’s national awards and the M&A Deals and Dealmakers regional awards, Miller Johnson attorneys are consistently involved in transactions honored as winners and finalists. For further information, please contact Dustin Daniels at (616) 831-1737.