Provant Health Enters into Asset Purchase Agreement with Summit Health, Inc., Subsidiary of Quest Diagnostics
EAST GREENWICH, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Hooper Holmes, Inc. d/b/a Provant Health (OTCQX:HPHW) (“Provant Health” or the “Company”), today announced that it has entered into an asset purchase agreement with Summit Health, Inc., a subsidiary of Quest Diagnostics (“Quest”), the world’s leading provider of diagnostic information services.
Under the asset purchase agreement, Quest expects to acquire substantially all of Provant Health’s assets and to continue the Company’s service offerings. Throughout the transaction process, Provant Health will continue to serve its customers, remaining focused on meeting customer and partner obligations in the busy fourth quarter season. Upon completion of the transaction, Quest will lend its history, expertise, and resources in the health care space to enhance the experiences of Provant Health’s customers and partners.
Mark Clermont, president of Provant Health, commented, “We believe that the purchase of Provant Health by Quest will extend greater value to our customers and partners than ever before. Quest recognized that Provant Health’s comprehensive services add valuable programs, people and technology to its offerings. Quest’s reach in its space is unrivaled, and its knowledge, resources, and capabilities will only enhance the experiences of those we serve.”
To support Provant Health in meeting its working capital requirements during the sale process, the Company has signed definitive agreements with its two primary lenders, SWK and CNH, to provide up to $13.6 million, that will allow the Company to continue to operate the business through closing of the sale which is anticipated in October 2018. The Quest asset purchase agreement takes the form of a “stalking horse” bid, with the sale to be completed after an auction process carried out under the terms of section 363 of the bankruptcy code. The Quest asset purchase agreement also contains a transition services agreement “TSA” through December 31, 2018, to ensure a smooth client transition and seamless continued operations.
“We expect that our acquisition by Quest will position us more strongly for success,” noted Jim Fleet, chief restructuring officer/senior executive in charge of Provant Health.
In conjunction with the sale process, the Company petitioned for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Monday, August 27, 2018, to facilitate a rapid 363 sale process. The transaction is expected to close in October 2018 after review and approval by the bankruptcy court.
About Provant Health
Hooper Holmes, Inc. d/b/a Provant Health, is a national leader in comprehensive workplace well-being and clinical research support services, with a growing global presence. The company partners with employers and brokers to improve members’ whole-person health and productivity, and to support health care cost management. Provant Health touches millions of lives by delivering customized well-being strategies and services on-site, telephonically and digitally, utilizing advanced data management technology. The company’s innovative platform includes flexible program designs, incentive management, biometric screenings, health coaching and condition management, data analytics, health care advocacy, and a portal that serves as the hub for program activities, benefits, communications, and specialty experts. In addition, Provant Health’s national network of health professionals provides laboratory testing, risk assessment and sample collection services to wellness and disease management companies, employers and brokers, government organizations and academic institutions nationwide. Provant Health will continue in the marketplace for over-the-counter stocks as HPHW (OTCQX:HPHW) www.ProvantHealth.com.
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