West Palm Beach, Fla. – Comvest Credit Partners (“Comvest”), a leading provider of flexible financing solutions to middle-market companies, has acted as Administrative Agent in providing a senior secured credit facility to support the carve-out of Avera eCare from Avera Health by Aquiline Capital Partners, a private investment firm. The new company, called Avel eCare, is a national leader in delivering telemedicine care.

Based in Sioux Falls, S.D., Avel eCare is among the world’s largest virtual care providers, delivering two-way video telehealth care to a variety of healthcare facilities, including health systems, rural hospitals, critical care units, outpatient clinics, and long-term facilities. Avel eCare also partners with rural organizations to provide underserved communities with a variety of virtual healthcare services, such as chronic care management, cardiology, annual check-ups, behavioral health, and wellness checks.

“Avel eCare is an exciting company with a meaningful offering and strong continued growth potential,” said Tom Goila, a Partner at Comvest. “We are pleased to contribute Comvest’s significant investment expertise in recurring-revenue businesses in the healthcare and technology sectors in structuring a highly customized, needs-responsive facility that will enable Avel eCare to rapidly expand the business. We look forward to our partnership with Aquiline Capital Partners to support Avel eCare in delivering world-class telehealth services to its customers.”

About Avel eCare:

Avel eCare is one of the largest and most comprehensive virtual care providers in the world – partnering with more than 600 health care systems, rural hospitals, outpatient clinics, long-term care facilities, assisted livings, and schools to deliver innovative care in communities across the country. For more information, please visit www.avelecare.com

About Aquiline Capital Partners:

Aquiline Capital Partners, founded in 2005, is a private investment firm based in New York and London investing in companies across financial services and technology, business services, and healthcare industries. The firm had $6.9 billion in assets under management as of June 30, 2021. For more information about Aquiline, its investment professionals, and its portfolio companies, please visit www.aquiline.com

About Comvest Credit Partners:

Comvest Credit Partners focuses on providing flexible financing solutions to middle-market companies. Comvest provides senior secured, unitranche, second lien, and mezzanine capital to sponsored and non-sponsored companies in support of growth, acquisitions, buyouts, refinancings, and recapitalizations. Credit facilities typically range from $25 million to $200 million-plus for companies with revenues greater than $20 million.  Comvest has offices located in West Palm Beach, Chicago and New York. For more information, please visit www.comvest.com/direct-lending    

About Comvest Partners:

Comvest Partners is a private investment firm providing equity and debt capital to middle-market companies across the U.S. Since its founding in 2000, Comvest has invested over $7.1 billion. Today, Comvest Partners has approximately $6.5 billion of assets under management. Through extensive capital resources and a broad network of industry relationships, Comvest Partners offers companies financial sponsorship, critical strategic and operational support, and business development assistance. For more information, please visit www.comvest.com