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Research Update: United Surgical Partners International Inc. 'BB-' Rating Affirmed, Removed From Watch Positive Apr 06
Standard & Poors, April 2006
On April 17, 2006, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services affirmed its ratings on Dallas-based United Surgical Partners International Inc., including the 'BB-' corporate credit rating, and removed them from CreditWatch, where they were placed with positive implications on Oct. 28, 2005. The outlook is stable. The ratings affirmation follows United Surgical's announcement of its agreements to acquire Surgis Inc. and multiple facilities based in the greater St. Louis, Mo., market. These acquisitions indicate a more aggressive growth strategy and are more appropriate for the existing rating level. The ratings on United Surgical continue to reflect the company's narrow operating focus as an owner and operator of surgical facilities, and its aggressive growth strategy and third-party reimbursement risks. Attractive industry demand...
Companies mentioned in this report are: United Surgical Partners International Inc.
Action: Outlook: Stable
Action: Removed From CreditWatch
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United Surgical Partners International Inc.