GigCapital2 (NYSE: GIX) reported entry into two definitive business combination agreements. One with UpHealth Holdings, Inc. and one with Cloudbreak Health, LLC to form a combined entity to create one publicly traded global digital healthcare company. The combined company will be named UpHealth, Inc. and will continue to be listed on the NYSE under the new ticker symbol “UPH”. If pending mergers, coincide with Cloudbreak and UpHealth’s plans, the new company will be organized in four types of capabilities, Global Telehealth, Digital Pharmacy, Tech enabled Behavioral Health and Integrated Care Management. “UpHealth is a global, digital health services and technology pioneer. It combines primary care with integrated care management and overlays pharmacy and behavioral telehealth services to provide a ‘one-stop shop’ platform to improve health outcomes, quality, costs, and patient experience. The business combination strengthens UpHealth to further penetrate the broad and fast-growing digital health and telehealth market.” – Chirinjeev Kathuria, MD – Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of UpHealth.
“Combining with UpHealth and its complementary suite of solutions will further our ability to power healthcare’s digital transformation and resolve disparities on a massive scale. We are proud to be part of this mission together.” – Jamey Edwards – CEO & Co-Founder of Cloudbreak Health.
“We are excited to partner with UpHealth and Cloudbreak through our Private-to-Public Equity (PPE)™ platform. The combined UpHealth has all the hallmarks we look for in a successful partnership, including a world-class executive team and an exceptional business model with scale, strong growth, and profitability margins in the digital healthcare industry. We are particularly excited about the opportunity to provide our Mentor-Investor™ discipline in partnership with an exceptional global leadership team, as well as participate in a high-tech integrated platform that comprises a variety of cutting edge disciplines, such as the Artificial Intelligence platform being developed by Global Telehealth in conjunction with the tech‑enabled Behavioral Health divisions. We are confident UpHealth is at the inflection point and positioned for accelerated growth.” – Dr. Avi Katz – Founder and Executive Chairman of GigCapital2.
“Recognizing the significant opportunity in the continued transformation of healthcare through the use of digital health, we identified UpHealth as the only company that truly connects multiple parts of the healthcare continuum through technology. We believe that UpHealth is reshaping the future of healthcare and disrupting massive markets and critical needs through its integrated global health platform.” – Dr. Raluca Dinu, Chief Executive Officer and President of GigCapital2.