Press Release

Kirkland Counsels GTCR and Capella Healthcare on its $900M Deal with Medical Properties Trust

Kirkland & Ellis LLP advised GTCR, a leading private equity firm, and its Franklin, Tenn.-based portfolio company Capella Healthcare, Inc., which signed a definitive agreement with Birmingham, Ala.-based Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE: MPW) to purchase Capella Healthcare for approximately $900 million (subject to certain adjustments). The transaction is expected to close during the second half of 2015. Kirkland advised GTCR, Capella Healthcare and Capella management on this deal. The full press release is available here.

The Kirkland team included corporate partner Meg Gibson and associates Christopher Thomas, Anne Korenblit, Lauren Dragich and Josh Faulkner; real estate partners Daniel Perlman, John Caruso and Adam Grant; tax partner Russell Light; debt finance partners Joshua Samis and Chris Butler; and executive compensation partner Scott Price.