Owens & Minor, Inc. to acquire Apria, Inc.

Jan. 11, 2022

Owens & Minor, Inc. and Apria, Inc. announced that the companies have entered into a definitive agreement pursuant to which Owens & Minor will acquire Apria for a transaction value of approximately $1.6 billion.

“I’m very excited about the acquisition of Apria, which will strengthen our total company value proposition. The combination of two complementary businesses in Byram Healthcare and Apria will enable us to better serve the entire patient journey - through the hospital and into the home - ultimately furthering our mission of Empowering Our Customers to Advance Healthcare,” said Edward A. Pesicka, President & Chief Executive Officer of Owens & Minor. “In addition, this transaction diversifies our total company revenue stream by expanding our presence in the higher-growth home healthcare market.”

The acquisition is expected to:

  • Strengthen total company value proposition to better serve the entire patient journey and positions Owens & Minor as a leader in the home healthcare market. The transaction builds upon Owens & Minor’s strong capabilities in product manufacturing and healthcare services.
  • Accelerates growth and diversifies revenue base by expanding our presence in the higher-growth home healthcare market.
  • Expands our Patient Direct platform with access to over 90 percent of insured healthcare customers in the U.S.
  • Broadens the O&M Patient Direct product portfolio by combining our strength in diabetes, ostomy, incontinence, and wound care, with Apria’s product portfolio strength in home respiratory, obstructive sleep apnea, and negative pressure wound therapy. These product portfolios are complementary and do not overlap as many of these products are needed to treat the same and multiple chronic and acute conditions.
  • Increases the attractiveness to Payors, Providers, and Patients due to the broader product portfolio, combined with our scale, geographic footprint, and delivery model.
  • Creates a platform for future growth within this highly fragmented and growing space, with an approximate $50 billion total addressable market.
  • Enables the acceleration of support for our hospital customers seeking to expand into home healthcare delivery.

The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, and is expected to close during the first half of 2022.

Apria release

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