Carlyle, Hellman & Friedman among suitors for Odyssey’s One Call


medical_lrgPrivate equity firms Carlyle and Hellman & Friedman have reportedly joined the bidding war for medical cost containment services specialist One Call Care Management.

Apax Partners, Advent International, General Atlantic and Berkshire Partners are also interested in the company with meetings with its management starting this month, said Reuters, citing four people familiar with the matter.

One Call is currently owned by private equity company Odyssey Investment Partners, which has hired Jefferies Group to manage the sale process, sources told Reuters in July. The firm, which bought One Call in 2009 and merged it with MSC Care Management with 2012, is seeking more than $1.5bn for the business.

Odysseylast tested the fundraising market in 2009 by raising a $1.5bn fund, following a $750m vehicle in 2005 and $760m in 1998.

It targets control investments in established mid-market companies.

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