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KPS Capital Partners to sell Attends Healthcare to Domtar Corporation for USD315m

Private equity firm KPS Capital Partners, LP (KPS) has signed a definitive agreement to sell its portfolio company, Attends Healthcare, Inc to Domtar Corporation (NYSE: UFS) (TSX: UFS) for USD315 million in cash.

Raquel Palmer (pictured), a Partner of KPS, says: "During our ownership, Attends completed a stunning turnaround and has achieved significant revenue growth year after year.  We are proud to be the catalyst for the transformation of Attends, which has resulted in the Company’s acquisition by a leading strategic buyer.  We congratulate and thank Michael Fagan, Attends’ Chief Executive Officer, and his management team for their strategic vision and brilliant tactical execution.  The enormous value created for our investors since we formed the Company in 2007 is the result of their collective effort." 

Michael Fagan, Chief Executive Officer of Attends, adds: "KPS was the only investor to recognize the potential value of our business four years ago. Working in partnership with KPS, we quickly executed a remarkable turnaround that formed the foundation for our significant growth.  We are very grateful to KPS for its leadership and its commitment to growing our business, which included funding the modernization of our manufacturing platform.  We are thrilled to join Domtar, which has the material resources, access to capital and global reach that will enable Attends to reach another level of success."

Completion of the transaction, which is expected during the third quarter, is subject to customary closing conditions.

Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison LLP served as legal counsel to KPS with respect to the transaction.
 

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