September 17, 2018 (Boston, MA) – Covington Associates, a leading middle market investment bank announced its role as financial advisor to The Phia Group, (“Phia” or the “Company”), a provider of outsourced cost containment and payment integrity solutions to healthcare payers, in its recapitalization by WestView Capital Partners, a Boston-based private equity firm.
Headquartered in Braintree, MA, the Company’s comprehensive suite of outsourced tech-enabled services enables healthcare payers to maximize health benefits while offsetting the rising cost of healthcare, making healthcare more affordable for their beneficiaries. As one of the leading experts in the self-funded health plan industry, Phia provides plan administrators and their groups with on-demand, knowledge expert services and support, spanning the clinical, regulatory compliance, and reimbursement aspects of the claims and benefits administration process. Phia’s tech-enabled, data driven subrogation and claim recoupment platform has been proven to drive the highest recovery and savings rates in the industry, while its consultative and cost containment services are universally recognized as industry leaders in both innovation and outcomes.
“Phia is committed to being on the forefront of the rapid changes occurring every day in healthcare, and specifically in the self-insured market, ensuring our clients have the right tools and information to control costs and protect their plan assets,” said Adam Russo, CEO of Phia. “We are firm believers that the self-funded market will continue to rapidly grow and evolve and are thrilled to have partnered with WestView, whose longstanding focus not only on healthcare technology and outsourcing but specifically the reimbursement and claims payment ecosystem will help us capitalize on the numerous opportunities we see out in front of us.”
“Through years of hard work and dedication, Phia has positioned itself as a thought leader and knowledge expert in the healthcare cost containment market,” said Matt Carroll, General Partner at WestView, who will join Phia’s Board of Directors along with WestView colleagues Jeff Clark and Kevin Twomey. “Adam Russo and his team epitomize the type of passionate and creative entrepreneurs we have built WestView around, so it is only fitting that Phia is the first investment in our latest fund,” added Carroll.
About Covington Associates
Covington Associates is an investment banking firm offering advisory services in the areas of mergers and acquisitions (“M&A”), capital raising, strategic advisory, fairness opinions, and valuations to middle-market companies across the Healthcare, Business Services, Consumer & Industrial, and Technology verticals. Founded in 1991, with offices in Boston, the vision for Covington has been to provide clients with the highest caliber of senior-level attention and to remain an advice driven and results focused organization. Since its inception, Covington Associates has completed more than 200 transactions globally for both private and publicly traded companies totaling over $15 billion. Further information about Covington Associates can be found at http://www.covingtonassociates.com/overview.
About The Phia Group
The Phia Group is a provider of outsourced cost containment and payment integrity solutions for healthcare payers and the entities that service them. Through innovative technologies, legal expertise, and focused, flexible customer service the Company strives to maximize health benefits while reducing healthcare costs for plan administers and their beneficiaries. The Company’s tech-enabled, knowledgeable experts and service offering span the clinical, regulatory compliance, and reimbursement aspects of the claims and benefit administration process, including plan document drafting, subrogation and overpayment recovery, claim negotiation, plan defense and consulting services, all of which are designed to control costs and protect plan assets. For more information, please visit www.phiagroup.com.
About WestView Capital Partners
WestView Capital Partners, a Boston-based private equity firm focused exclusively on middle market growth companies, manages approximately $1.7 billion in capital across four funds. WestView partners with existing management teams to sponsor minority and majority recapitalizations, growth, and consolidation transactions in industries such as healthcare technology and outsourcing, business services, software and IT services, consumer, and growth industrial. WestView invests in companies with operating profits between $3 million and $20 million with investment sizes ranging from $10 million to $60 million. For more information, please visit www.wvcapital.com.