Literally a week ago in “💥KKR Effectively Tells Bernie Sanders to Pound Sand💥” we wrote:
Remember all of those early year surveys about where the distressed activity was going to be? Yeah, so do we. Everyone was bullish about healthcare distress. And, sure, there have been pockets here and there but nothing that’s been truly mind-blowing in that sector. In other words, wishful thinking. Unless you’re DLA Piper (Orion Healthcare Corp., 4 West Holdings LLC), the (limited) healthcare activity has meant basically f*ck all for you.
The Gods have acted to make us look stupid. Look! Healthcare distress!
Neighbors Legacy Holdings Inc., an operator of 22 freestanding emergency centers throughout the state of Texas filed for bankruptcy on July 12, 2018. The company blames its filing on "financial difficulties caused in large part by increased competition, less favorable insurance payor conditions, declining revenues, and disproportionate overhead costs as compared to their operational income." In other words, its owners did too much too fast, taking on too much debt to expand too rapidly in a space that requires significant upfront capital investment in exchange for a 12-18 month lag in cash flow generation. Initiate death spiral.
The company's financial numbers look brutal. Per the First Day Declaration:
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