Jueves 20 de Septiembre 2018

Anthem-Epoch, Inc. Secures a $5 Million Investment to Develop Epoch Men’s Health Clinics Nationwide

Financing Strengthens Current Operations and Accelerates Company’s
Growth

DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Anthem-Epoch, Inc., parent company of Epoch Health (www.epochmenshealth.com),
a primary care clinic focused specifically on comprehensive men’s
health, has secured $5 million in new financing from Kayne NewRoad
Ventures Fund II, L.P., a growth fund co-managed by Kayne Anderson
Capital Advisors, L.P. and NewRoad Capital Partners, LLC.

Epoch Health currently has seven clinics staffed with physicians and
mid-level providers located across Arkansas, Missouri, Arizona and
Alaska delivering a convenient, male-friendly clinical environment with
a ‘no-appointment necessary’ / walk-in dynamic. Nearly 70% of Epoch
Health patients either do not have or rarely see a primary care
physician. Moreover, studies show that unless a male seeks a physician
for a chronic health issue before the age of 25, most men will not see a
doctor again until over the age of 50. Epoch Health, however, has
attracted the male patient population, who typically avoids proper
medical and/or preventative care, with a highly accessible culture and
‘patient-first’ focus on men’s health. Thus far, the Epoch Health model
has been a success with its male patient population as well as the
medical professional community, especially urology group practices.
Kayne NewRoad Ventures is partnering with Epoch Health to expand their
clinical model and impact more cities nationwide.

“We’re changing lives,” says Mike Whitfield, Founder and President of
Epoch Health. “We have hundreds of stories of men walking in our door
and our physician diagnosing an illness or a life-threatening disease
that could have led to serious harm, potentially death. We are
passionate about not only saving men’s lives through proper diagnosis
but also giving them the tools they need to engage in an active, healthy
lifestyle. The Epoch Health business model centers on preventive care by
educating men and their families about general wellness while matching
their symptoms with appropriate medical treatments, education and
lifestyle modifications that lead to a healthier, happier, improved
quality of life. This funding gives us the opportunity to take our brand
of awareness, testing and treatment to more communities nationwide.”

Steve Brooks, Partner at Kayne NewRoad Ventures Fund II, adds, “We are
excited to partner with the Epoch Health management team and to have the
opportunity to invest in a company that is making a positive impact on
lives. We are confident that this partnership will create a real
movement that introduces more men into the preventative healthcare
system.”

About Epoch Health

Beginning in 2012, Epoch Health partnered with urologists to pioneer its
comprehensive healthcare facilities within a convenient retail
environment specifically designed and marketed toward men. Today, Epoch
Health has grown to seven locations in Arkansas, Missouri, Arizona and
Alaska while earning a national reputation as an industry leader in
cutting edge, concierge, and comprehensive men’s primary healthcare. The
Epoch Health business model centers on preventive care by educating men
and their families about general wellness while matching their symptoms
with appropriate medical treatments, regular screenings and lifestyle
modifications that most often leads to a healthier, happier, improved
quality of life.

About Kayne NewRoad Ventures Fund II, L.P.

Kayne NewRoad Ventures Fund II, L.P. is a joint venture between NewRoad
Capital Partners, LLC and Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, L.P. The Fund
was formed to create and target demand-driven businesses with strong
management teams in targeted market niches with operational expertise
and capital to achieve outsized growth. The fund focuses on markets
including retail, consumer packaged goods, supply chain and logistics,
consumer healthcare, environmental and U.S. manufacturing. The fund is
co-managed by Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, L.P., and NewRoad Capital
Partners, LLC.

Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, L.P., founded in 1984, is a leading
independent alternative investment management firm focused on niche
investing in upstream oil and gas companies, energy infrastructure,
specialized real estate, middle market credit, and growth private
equity. Kayne Anderson manages over $23 billion in assets for
institutional investors, family offices, high net worth and retail
clients and employs over 300 professionals in eight offices across the
United States.

NewRoad Capital Partners, LLC is a venture and growth equity firm
focused on investing in technology-enabled businesses with an emphasis
on retail, consumer packaged goods, supply chain, data, health and
wellness, and U.S. manufacturing. NewRoad is based in Bentonville,
Arkansas, the epicenter of retail, supply-chain, and logistics and is
currently investing out of its second fund.

RELATED LINKS:
www.epochmenshealth.com
www.newroadcp.com
www.kaynecapital.com

Contacts

Anthem-Epoch, Inc.
Steve House, CEO, 817-442-5566