LOS ANGELES - The law firm of Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP is pleased to have served as legal counsel to Satellite Healthcare Inc., a leading researcher and treatment provider in the area of chronic kidney disease, in its recent acquisition of Capital Dialysis of Texas, an Austin-based physician-owned dialysis provider. The transaction closed late last year.

Under the terms of the deal, Satellite acquired all of Capital Dialysis’ assets, including its five existing dialysis centers, which treat approximately 600 end-stage renal disease patients in Austin and the surrounding communities. In addition, Capital Dialysis’ 11 physicians will join Satellite.

John J. Molloy, III, a Los Angeles-based attorney in Katten’s Corporate Practice, served as lead counsel to Satellite in the acquisition. Other Katten attorneys involved in the deal included partners Eric A. Klein and Jon S. Grizel, and associate Caitlin Wheeler, all based in the Firm’s Los Angeles office.

Last year, Katten also served as legal counsel to Satellite in its acquisition of Peninsula Nephrology Inc., a dialysis company based in the San Francisco Bay area.

Katten’s Corporate Practice encompasses mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, public and private debt and equity offerings, institutional lending, securitizations, leveraged leasing, structured finance, start-up and venture capital financing, leveraged buy-outs, joint ventures and other strategic alliances, real estate finance and partnership tender offers and roll-ups.

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