CCS Medical and MP TotalCare Merge

Combination creates market leader in home-delivery of diabetes and other

medical supplies

Oct 03, 2005, 01:00 ET from Warburg Pincus

    CLEARWATER, Fla., Oct. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Warburg Pincus, the global
 private equity firm and a leading healthcare investor, has acquired CCS
 Medical for approximately $360 million and MP TotalCare for approximately $270
 million in separate transactions.  The newly combined company will operate
 under the CCS Medical name.  The merger creates one of the largest and fastest
 growing direct-to-consumer providers of diabetes and other medical supplies in
 the United States.
     "This transaction brings together the strength and experience of two great
 companies," said David Wenstrup, a Warburg Pincus Managing Director. "Both
 companies have built leadership positions in their markets through a
 commitment to excellence in patient care and in developing strong
 relationships with healthcare professionals, which is clearly the most
 effective way to market healthcare services."
     CCS Medical's combined sales force now includes more than 180
 professionals, making it the largest in the industry. The sales force remains
 focused on developing and maintaining referral relationships with physicians,
 diabetes educators and other healthcare professionals.
     CCS Medical will continue to provide the highest quality products and
 services to people living with chronic conditions. The company provides
 patients with a comprehensive portfolio of diabetic, insulin pump, wound care,
 urological, ostomy, incontinence and respiratory supplies, and prescription
 medications.  The company's broadly diversified product offering and its
 reimbursement expertise in the Medicare, Medicaid and commercial insurance
 markets position the company extremely well to serve a large and growing
 market of patients suffering from diabetes and other chronic conditions.
     Howard Deutsch, former Chairman and CEO of MP TotalCare, and new Executive
 Chairman of CCS Medical commented: "The combination of these two, market-
 leading companies creates a unique platform that is focused on key trends in
 the delivery of healthcare services."  He added: "The continued rapid growth
 of chronic conditions in the United States, especially diabetes, coupled with
 demographic trends and the increasing preference of mail-order fulfillment,
 make CCS Medical's combined scale, expertise and product breadth a powerful
 platform for future growth."
     Joe Capper, who is now CEO and President of the combined CCS Medical
 organization, said: "We have brought together two of the strongest management
 teams and most efficient operations in the industry."  He added:  "Our unique
 ability to assist healthcare professionals as they seek to provide high
 quality care and a dedication to customer service will enable us to become the
 leading home-delivery company of diabetes and other medical supplies."
     About CCS Medical
     Founded in 1994, CCS Medical has become a leading direct-to-consumer
 provider of medical supplies to patients suffering from chronic conditions
 such as diabetes and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease ("COPD").
 Dedication to providing patients the best medical supplies available and
 unmatched customer service have earned CCS Medical a reputation for quality
 among healthcare professionals and patients.  CCS Medical has developed strong
 relationships and select co-marketing agreements with many of the world's
 leading medical products manufacturers.  CCS Medical is headquartered in
 Clearwater, Fla. with other major locations in Roanoke, Va., Pittsburg, Pa.
 and Santa Anna, Calif. For more information on CCS Medical, please visit
     About MP TotalCare
     MP TotalCare is one of the nation's leading specialty distributors of
 diabetes testing supplies, respiratory medications, urological and ostomy
 products and wound care supplies directly to customers throughout the United
 States.  MP TotalCare also provides pharmacy outsourcing services to third
 parties, including retail pharmacies, insurance companies and healthcare
 service providers. MP TotalCare is a market leader in each of the product
 categories it serves.  MP TotalCare's mission is to improve patient outcomes
 and quality of life through a comprehensive range of services which include:
 delivery of product to customers' homes; disease state education and
 counseling; a prescription regimen compliance program; and acceptance of
 Medicare and other governmental and third party payor assignment of benefits.
 MP TotalCare, founded in 1990, is headquartered in Tampa, Fla. with other
 major locations in Columbus, Ohio, Atlanta, Ga. and Denver, Colo.  For more
 information on MP TotalCare, please visit
     About Warburg Pincus
     Warburg Pincus has been a leading private equity investor since 1971. The
 firm currently has approximately $12 billion under management and an
 additional $8 billion available for investments in a range of sectors,
 including healthcare, information and communication technology, financial
 services, energy, industrial, media and business services and real estate.
 Warburg Pincus has invested approximately $1.3 billion in 41 Healthcare
 Services companies, including Coventry Health Care, Medical Staffing Network,
 Spheris, Value Health and United HealthCare, An experienced partner to
 entrepreneurs seeking to create and build durable companies with sustainable
 value, the firm has offices in North America, Europe and Asia and an active
 portfolio of more than 100 companies. For more information please visit

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