Lightyear Capital, Oak HC/FT, and Greater Sum Ventures Close on Sale of Therapy Brands to KKR
New York, NY – May 18, 2021 – Lightyear Capital LLC ("Lightyear"), Oak HC/FT, and Greater Sum Ventures ("GSV") today announced that investment funds affiliated with Lightyear, Oak HC/FT, and GSV have completed the sale of Therapy Brands to KKR. Financial terms were not disclosed. Funds affiliated with Lightyear and Oak HC/FT acquired a majority stake in Therapy Brands in July 2018.
Therapy Brands provides practice management, integrated patient payments, revenue cycle management, patient engagement, tele-health and data management solutions for mental and behavioral health practices to support their clinical, administrative and billing needs. The Therapy Brands suite of software tools enables more than 28,000 practices in psychotherapy, applied behavioral analysis, substance use recovery and physical therapy to streamline their practices and focus on their patients.
"We are delighted with the outcome of our investment in Therapy Brands," said Mark F. Vassallo, Managing Partner of Lightyear Capital. "Over the course of our investment, Therapy Brands tripled in size, completing nine strategic acquisitions, increasing its client base, growing revenue by cross-selling value-added solutions and doubling its payments penetration. Our experience with Therapy Brands further supports our pursuit of attractive investment opportunities in embedded payments models as we see tremendous demand across a number of fast-growing verticals. We wish Kimberly and the entire team at Therapy Brands great continued success."
"Oak HC/FT’s investment in Therapy Brands highlights our dual aim of backing tech-enabled companies that are increasing the quality and lowering the cost of healthcare," said Andrew Adams, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Oak HC/FT. "We are proud of all that Therapy Brands – led by a dedicated team – has accomplished and we're looking forward to seeing how the company continues to innovate at a time when mental and behavioral health care is more in demand and important than ever."
"We are pleased with the success of our investment in Therapy Brands," said Ross Croley, CEO and Founder of GSV. "From the platform's inception, we've provided strategic guidance to the management team on acquisitions and operations, and it's exciting to see the execution and outcome of our thesis."
"I want to thank the entire Therapy Brands team for their invaluable support and investment to drive client growth, adoption of our value-added solutions and expand our portfolio,” said Kimberly O’Loughlin, CEO of Therapy Brands. "While we are excited about partnering with KKR on our next chapter of growth, we are grateful to Lightyear, Oak HC/FT and GSV for their support in enabling our success."
William Blair and TripleTree acted as financial advisors and Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP as legal advisor to Therapy Brands.
About Therapy Brands
At a time when the topics of digital connectivity and access to care are at the forefront of the cultural conversation in the U.S., Therapy Brands is equipping practitioners with effective solutions to address the growing needs of mental and behavioral health, substance use recovery, applied behavior analysis and rehabilitation populations. Through purpose-built, fully integrated practice management and HER solutions provided by Therapy Brands, healthcare providers can improve patient quality of care and support better health outcomes for those they serve. Therapy Brands is headquartered in Birmingham, AL. For more information, please visit us at: https://www.therapybrands.com
About Lightyear Capital LLC
Founded in 2000, Lightyear Capital is a financial services-focused private equity firm based in New York. Through its affiliated private equity funds, Lightyear makes primarily control investments in North America-based, middle-market companies across the financial services spectrum, including asset and wealth management, banking, brokerage, healthcare financial services, insurance, payments and processing, and specialty finance. The firm brings focus and discipline to its investment process, as well as operating, transaction and strategic management experience, along with significant contacts and resources beyond capital. For more information, please visit www.lycap.com
About Oak HC/FT
Founded in 2014, Oak HC/FT
is the premier venture growth-equity fund investing in Healthcare Information & Services ("HC") and Financial Services Technology ("FT"). With $3.3 billion in assets under management, we are focused on driving transformation in these industries by providing entrepreneurs and companies with strategic counsel, board-level participation, business plan execution and access to our extensive network of industry leaders. Oak HC/FT is headquartered in Greenwich, CT, with offices in Boston and San Francisco. Follow Oak HC/FT on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Medium.
About Greater Sum Ventures
Greater Sum Ventures (GSV) is an entrepreneurial family office that invests its own capital in middle market software and tech-enabled services companies. With entrepreneurial roots and proven operational and investing experience, GSV works with select independent co-investing partners to build platforms of technology companies that revolutionize the industries they serve. Headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, GSV provides access to capital and operational support to midmarket technology firms all over the world. To learn more, visit GreaterSumVentures.com
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