TORONTO, Nov. 12, 2018 /CNW/ - Akumin Inc. (TSX: AKU.U; AKU) ("Akumin" or the "Corporation") announced today it has acquired four freestanding, outpatient diagnostic imaging centers in Broward County from Diagnostic Professionals, Inc. and related parties effective November 9, 2018. Akumin also acquired a single imaging center on November 1, 2018 in Kissimmee, Florida. The five centers produced a combined revenue of $19.2 million on a last twelve months basis as at June 30, 2018. The purchase price due at closing in both transactions was paid using proceeds drawn from Akumin's revolving credit facility.
"The acquisition of these five centers further adds to our geographic density in mid and south Florida, continuing our strategic objective of growth in our core markets," said Riadh Zine, President and Chief Executive Officer of Akumin. "With these transactions, we now operate 45 centers in Florida, and 95 company-wide."
Akumin is a leading provider of freestanding, fixed-site outpatient diagnostic imaging services in the United States with a network of 95 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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For further information: Riadh Zine, President and Chief Executive Officer, 416-613-1391