The Pepper Hamilton deal team, led by John W. Jones Jr., advised Shields Health Solutions in connection with Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe's and Walgreen Co's equity investments in Shields Health Solutions. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
Shields Health Solutions is the nation’s leader in patient-centric, integrated, hospital-owned specialty pharmacy care. It is a specialty pharmacy integrator and care provider, partnering with hospital leaders on every aspect of specialty pharmacy creation, growth and management. Shields provides the fastest, lowest risk model for health systems to create or grow a hospital-owned specialty pharmacy program.
Walgreens, one of the nation’s largest drugstore chains, is included in the Retail Pharmacy USA Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc., the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise. Approximately 8 million customers interact with Walgreens in stores and online each day, using the most convenient, multichannel access to consumer goods and services and trusted, cost-effective pharmacy, health and wellness services and advice.
Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe is a leading U.S. private equity firm focused on two target industries: technology and healthcare. Since its founding in 1979, the Firm’s strategy has been to partner with outstanding management teams and build value for its investors through a combination of operational improvements, internal growth initiatives and strategic acquisitions.