TORONTO, Aug. 15, 2018 /CNW/ - Akumin Inc. (TSX: AKU.U) ("Akumin" or the "Corporation") announced today it has acquired 11 freestanding, outpatient diagnostic imaging centers operated by Rose Radiology Centers, Inc. in the Tampa Bay Area, Florida as well as a new center expected to commence operations by the end of this quarter. The purchase price was US$25 million, paid in cash, and is subject to certain customary post-closing adjustments.
As previously announced, the acquisition of these centers is expected to add approximately US$27.5 million of revenue and approximately US$4.8 million of EBITDA, based on the last twelve month period ended March 31, 2018. Manuel Rose, M.D., former owner and president of Rose Radiology Centers, Inc., has entered into an employment agreement at closing to continue to support the centers as a radiologist and a senior business advisor.
"The acquisition of these profitable Rose Radiology centers with a long-standing reputation for service excellence, built over the past two decades by Dr. Rose, represents an opportunity for Akumin to continue our growth in Florida's west coast where we already operate four centers acquired in May 2018," said Riadh Zine, President and Chief Executive Officer of Akumin. "With this transaction, we will operate 16 imaging centers in Florida's west coast, bringing our total complement in Florida to 40 centers. This transaction is another example of the execution of our growth strategy of identifying and closing targeted acquisitions in core geographic markets."
Akumin is a leading provider of freestanding, fixed-site outpatient diagnostic imaging services in the United States with a network of 89 owned and/or operated imaging centers located in Florida, Texas, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Illinois and Kansas. By combining our clinical expertise with the latest advances in technology and information systems, our centers provide physicians with imaging capabilities to facilitate the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and disorders and may reduce unnecessary invasive procedures, minimizing the cost and amount of care for patients. Our imaging procedures include MRI, CT, positron emission tomography (PET), ultrasound, diagnostic radiology (X-ray), mammography, and other interventional procedures.
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