First Choice ER, LLC was financed by Sterling Partners

Duff & Phelps Advised First Choice ER, LLC on its Financing by Sterling Partners

Role of Duff & Phelps

Duff & Phelps (formerly Growth Capital Partners) served as exclusive financial advisor to First Choice ER, LLC, who received a significant investment from Sterling Partners.

Transaction Description
The transaction closed on September 30, 2011.

About First Choice Emergency Room
First Choice Emergency Room is revolutionizing the delivery of emergency medical services for adult and pediatric emergencies, both major and minor. First Choice Emergency Room facilities are innovative, freestanding, fully equipped emergency rooms. All physicians are board certified, emergency physicians, and all FCER nurses are emergency trained. With twelve locations in Texas, patients receive high-quality treatment without the delays commonly experienced in hospital ER's.

About Sterling Partners
Sterling Partners is a private equity firm with over 25 years of experience and approximately $5 billion of assets under management. Sterling's purpose is INSPIRED GROWTH®, which describes a differentiated approach to buying inspired businesses and growing them in inspired ways. Sterling invests growth capital in small and mid-market businesses in industries with positive, long-term trends. Through offices in Chicago, Baltimore, and Miami, Sterling provides valuable support to portfolio company management teams through a deep and dedicated team of operations and functional experts. Sterling believes in an unrelenting commitment to ideas and ideals, to people and partnerships that drive long-term success.

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