RYE, N.Y. — February 2, 2011 — SFW Capital Partners, a private equity firm that invests with management in mid-sized companies providing analytical tools and related services, today announced that it has purchased MD Buyline, Inc. MD Buyline is a leading provider of strategic information and analyses to healthcare services companies. SFW is joined in this investment by members of the senior management of the Company. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
Founded in 1983 by Larry and Sharon Malcolmson, Dallas-based MD Buyline serves over 1,500 hospitals throughout the U.S., including not-for-profit and for-profit hospitals, Group Purchasing Organizations and leading medical capital equipment and technology providers. MD Buyline provides these clients with detailed, insightful and timely analyses of the technical capabilities, acquisition costs, and service and maintenance costs of the essential medical capital equipment they purchase each year, offering significant value to these clients.
The Malcolmsons said “We are pleased to have SFW, together with management, be the new owners of MD Buyline. SFW’s knowledge of the importance of analytical information and of the healthcare services sector impressed us greatly. That, along with their excellent reputation as growth investors, made them the right choice to take MD Buyline forward.” The Malcolmsons continue as advisors to the Company, and Larry Malcolmson will serve as a director.
“Expenditures on medical capital equipment are estimated at over $25 billion annually, and MD Buyline provides decision-makers with information critical to gaining better insights, controlling costs, and managing the purchasing process” SFW said. “With its highly valuable analytical tools, deep customer relationships, and important opportunities for growth, MD Buyline is precisely the type of company we seek to support.”
About SFW Capital Partners
SFW Capital Partners is a private equity firm that invests with management in mid-sized companies providing analytical tools and related services, including instruments, information and software, and outsourced analytical services. As a team, the partners of SFW have supported some of the most successful and well-regarded companies in its target markets. For more information, please visit www.sfwcap.com
About MD Buyline
Founded in 1983, MD Buyline is the most trusted source for healthcare companies of strategic information and analyses regarding the technical capabilities, acquisition costs, and service and maintenance of essential medical capital equipment and technology. MD Buyline is headquartered in Dallas, Texas. For more information, please visit www.mdbuyline.com.