Francisco Partners, a leading global investment firm that specializes in partnering with technology and healthcare businesses, announced today the pending sale of Capsule Technologies, Inc. (“Capsule”) to Royal Philips (“Philips”) for $635 million in cash consideration.
Francisco Partners’ investment in Capsule helped support the company’s growth and expansion across medical device integration, patient monitoring, and clinical surveillance solutions. Founded in 1997, the company has grown to serve over 2,800 hospitals and healthcare organizations in 40 countries, impacting over 20 million patients annually.
“It has been a pleasure to partner with Capsule’s management team to help grow this important business,” said Chris Adams, Partner at Francisco Partners. “Capsule is a key enabler of the digital hospital, and we have been especially proud of how impactful it has been in supporting global healthcare organizations with the challenges of COVID-19. The team has delivered exceptional growth through constant customer focus and high-quality service.”
Justin Chen, Principal at Francisco Partners, added, “We are thrilled to have helped the Capsule team build their business. They have been at the forefront of delivering mission critical and innovative healthcare solutions to liberate medical data and improve patient safety. The company is in a tremendous position, and we wish the team continued success as a part of Philips.”
Hemant Goel, CEO of Capsule, said, “Francisco Partners has been a supportive strategic partner over the past few years. Their team has been invaluable, executing on the carveout, providing thought leadership, and investing into the business to help us grow rapidly and build an enduring and strategic position. We are very proud of what the entire Capsule organization and employees have been able to accomplish together. We are excited to join Philips and continue our mission of empowering clinicians with simplified workflows and timely, actionable insights.”
Philips and Capsule are long-term partners jointly offering solutions to healthcare organizations globally. The companies share similar values and ambition to improve patient outcomes. The pending acquisition by Philips will allow both companies to enhance the value they provide to their customers and patients. The transaction is subject to certain closing conditions, including regulatory clearances in relevant jurisdictions outside of the U.S., and is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2021. The company with its leadership team and approximately 300 employees will become part of Philips’ Connected Care segment.
Barclays served as financial advisor and Kirkland & Ellis LLP served as legal advisor to Capsule Technologies.
About Capsule Technologies
Capsule Technologies is a leading global provider of medical data technologies for hospitals and healthcare organizations. Our Medical Device Information Platform — comprised of device integration, vital signs monitoring, and clinical surveillance solutions — captures streaming clinical data from connected systems and transforms it into context-rich information for clinical documentation, alarm management, patient surveillance, decision support, predictive analytics, clinical research and more. End-to-end data management and connectivity supports better collaboration and communication between clinicians and departments. More than 2,800 global clients leverage our platform to improve patient safety, simplify workflows and raise overall satisfaction throughout the hospital and across care settings. Learn more at capsuletech.com.
About Francisco Partners
Francisco Partners is a leading global investment firm that specializes in partnering with technology and technology-enabled businesses. Since its launch more than 20 years ago, Francisco Partners has raised over $24 billion in committed capital and invested in more than 300 technology companies, making it one of the most active and longstanding investors in the technology industry. The firm invests in opportunities where its deep sectoral knowledge and operational expertise can help companies realize their full potential. For more information on Francisco Partners, please visit www.franciscopartners.com.