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Madeleine Desmond

Signal Hill Wins Healthcare Services Deal of the Year Award

Published on: 11/01/2011

Signal Hill is pleased to announce it was awarded the Americas M&A Atlas Award for Healthcare Services from the Global M&A Network for its role as financial advisor to America Service Group in connection with its sale to Valitas Health Services for approximately $250 Million. The transaction closed on June 3, 2011. The Americas M&A Atlas Awards is part of the M&A Atlas Awards global brand, honoring top deals, outstanding dealmakers and A-list firms from the North and South American mergers, acquisitions, corporate and private equity deal communities.

The combined America Service Group / Valitas Health Services company creates the leading provider of correctional healthcare services in the United States, and has adopted a new name, Corizon ( Corizon's annual revenues are expected to total approximately $1.4 billion for 2011.

Jeff Nahley, Managing Director and Head of the firm's Healthcare Service practice, commented on the transaction: "We are delighted to have been recognized by the Global M&A Network as a leading provider of M&A advice to the healthcare industry. We launched our dedicated Healthcare Services platform in the Spring of 2009, and are excited by the momentum we have accomplished in a relatively short period of time."

Based in Nashville, TN, Signal Hill's Healthcare Services investment banking practice provides advisory services to publicly-traded and privately-held companies that are focused on delivery of care through facility-based and outpatient services, as well as outsourced services to the healthcare industry such as disease management, HCIT and Laboratory Services. Our team has executed numerous transactions in Healthcare Services subsectors with particular focus on Acute Care, Alternate Site Providers, Behavioral Health, Community Based Treatment, Dental & Vision, Disease Management, HCIT, Healthcare Training, Education & Compliance, Home Health, Lab Services, Long-Term Care, Physician Practice Management, and Skilled Nursing / Rehab.

Global M&A Network is a diversified information, media and conference connecting company, serving the mergers, acquisitions, private equity, venture capital, restructuring and turnaround communities worldwide. It produces the highly regarded M&A Intelligence Forum's as well as the prestigious M&A ATLAS AWARDS. For more information on Global M&A Network, please visit

Signal Hill Wins Healthcare Services Deal of the Year Award