BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sverica Capital Management LLC (“Sverica Capital”), a private equity investment firm, announced today that Sverica Fund IV has acquired a majority stake in RMS Healthcare Management, LLC (“RMS”), which provides management services to Med First Immediate Care and Family Practice, P.A. (“Med First”). This transaction marks Sverica’s second investment made from Fund IV. Cadiz Capital LLC also participated in the transaction.

“Randy has built a wonderful company with a strong reputation in rural North Carolina. We look forward to helping Med First expand its unique model into other rural markets in the Southeast.”

Headquartered in Jacksonville, NC, Med First provides convenient primary care, urgent care and occupational medicine services via 13 clinic locations across rural North Carolina and South Carolina. The Company addresses the unmet healthcare needs of rural populations through a hybrid primary care and urgent care model. Med First is a Patient-Centered Medical Home (“PCMH”) and participant in the North Carolina Medical Society’s Rural ACO initiative. Dr. Randy Schilsky, founder and CEO of RMS, will remain involved in business development for Med First moving forward. “I am excited to partner with an experienced healthcare investor like Sverica Capital. Their track record working with growing healthcare companies was a major factor in my decision to select them as a partner.”

Dave Finley, Managing Director at Sverica Capital, commented: “Randy has built a wonderful company with a strong reputation in rural North Carolina. We look forward to helping Med First expand its unique model into other rural markets in the Southeast.” Gregg Osenkowski, Vice President at Sverica Capital added: “Med First is one of only a small number of primary care practices that are both Patient Centered Medical Home certified and offer the convenience of an urgent care model. This combination is particularly relevant for rural markets where there is a chronic shortage of quality primary care services.” Joining Dave Finley and Gregg Osenkowski on the Board of Directors will be Julius Spears and Dr. Edward Murphy. Mr. Spears was formerly CEO of Providence Hospital in Washington, D.C. and COO of Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, GA. Dr. Murphy was formerly CEO of Carillion Clinic in Roanoke, VA as well as Director of RestorixHealth, a previously realized investment of Sverica Capital.

About Med First

Med First operates healthcare clinics across North Carolina and South Carolina. The company focuses on rural communities with a hybrid model that provides both primary and urgent care. Med First currently manages 13 locations. For more information, please visit //www.thinkmedfirst.com.

About Sverica Capital Management

Sverica Capital is a leading lower-middle-market-focused private equity firm that has raised over $700 million of investment capital across four funds. The firm acquires and actively builds companies that are, or could become, leaders in their industries. Since 2001, Sverica Capital has maintained a “high touch” operating philosophy of taking an active role in portfolio companies. Sverica Capital devotes significant internal resources to help its management teams develop and execute growth strategies. For more information, please visit www.sverica.com.

See the press release here – //venturebeat.com/2016/08/09/sverica-capital-management-announces-acquisition-of-rms-healthcare-management-llc/