MPIC Raises PHP 35.3 billion (US$ 686 million) from KKR’s Investment in Hospital Unit

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Metro Pacific Investments Corporation (MPIC), global investment firm KKR, and GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, announced the signing of certain definitive agreements under which KKR and an affiliate of GIC (GIC), will invest in Metro Pacific Hospital Holdings, Inc. (Metro Pacific Hospitals) through a series of investments in common shares in Metro Pacific Hospitals and in mandatorily exchangeable bonds issued by MPIC. 

Under the terms of the agreement, the KKR-led consortium will subscribe to PHP 5.2 billion (US$ 100.0 million) worth of 41,366,178 new common shares in the Company equivalent to 6.25% of the aggregate par value of the Company. Proceeds from the sale of shares in the Company are expected to be used to support Metro Pacific Hospitals’ potential investments in additional hospitals and new healthcare businesses. The capital will also be used to grow the Company’s existing subsidiaries, associates, and joint ventures.

Metro Pacific Hospitals is the operator of the largest private hospitals and healthcare network in the Philippines in terms of authorized bed capacity and revenue, with interests in 14 hospitals and approximately 3,200 beds across the country. The Company is focused on delivering high-quality healthcare solutions to patients at a time when more Filipinos are seeking premium medical services, driven by rising per capita incomes and rapid urbanization.

KKR has a long track record of supporting companies in the global healthcare sector. Beyond delivering financial capital, KKR helps companies grow by providing access to the firm's operational expertise, global infrastructure, deep network, and resources from its more than 100 current portfolio companies worldwide. In addition to Metro Pacific Hospitals, KKR has invested in leading technology company Voyager Innovations in the Philippines. Conditions precedent to completion of the transaction includes obtaining the necessary corporate approvals (including customary corporate and internal approvals) and regulatory and third-party consents, approvals and confirmations.

The transactions are expected to complete by the end of 2019. KKR will make this investment from its Asian Fund III.

Bank of America Merrill Lynch and UBS are acting as financial advisors to MPIC and GIC. Milbank LLP and Picazo Buyco Tan Fider & Santos are acting as legal counsels to MPIC and GIC. Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP and Sycip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan are acting as legal counsels to KKR.

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