CANDOVER Investments will spin off its private equity management arm to a group of its directors as part of its wider plan to wind down the firm. It will offload Candover Partners Limited (CPL) to new entity Arle Capital Partners, an investment advisory firm set up by the group of its executives, for a nominal sum and sell 29 per cent of its investment portfolio to an entity backed by Arle and private equity group Pantheon.The value of the sale is expected to come in at around £60m – a heavy discount to the carrying value of the assets. The funds will be returned to its investors as the firm seeks to claw back losses incurred during the financial crisis.Candover also announced long-standing chairman Gerry Grimstone plans to step down after the sale closes, adding “the search for a successor has begun”.Malcolm Fallen, Candover’s chief executive, said: “This is the last significant step in implementing our plans to return cash to shareholders over time.“The sale of CPL to its executives will create an independent, motivated and incentivised manager focused on maximising and realising the value in the portfolio.”Candover’s move to sell its portfolio of companies and return cash to investors follows a failed attempt to sell the business in August.The firm was undone by a series of ill-judged acquisitions at the height of the boom. But when the market went sour, Candover saw the net value of its assets fall by half and was forced to allow investors a chance to cancel outstanding commitments to the fund.The Candover Partners sale comes after an announcement in September that it had agreed the sale of its Equity Trust unit to private equity rival Doughty Hanson, in a deal valuing the business at £297m.It also said in October a deal to sell its Ontex nappy-making business to US buyout firm TPG and the private equity unit of Goldman Sachs had gained EU regulatory approval.The sale of the remainder of Candover’s assets could still take years to complete, with the firm insisting there will be no fire-sale.GERRY GRIMSTONECANDOVERCHARISMATIC chairman Gerry Grimstone will soon sever his relationship with Candover that has lasted over a decade. The 60-year-old announced yesterday he will step down when the sale of Candover Partners Limited to a group of its executives closes next year. His time at the firm has been tumultuous – for many years Candover was a roaring success story, wielding a Midas touch that was the envy of the private equity industry.But Grimstone experienced the flip side of the coin when the financial crisis hit and the value of its portfolio plummeted. He received criticism for a number of acquisitions at the firm that were deemed ill-judged.Grimstone, though, is no stranger to criticism. He came under fire from the left for his role in the privatisation drive of the early 1980s.As assistant secretary at the Treasury from 1982 to 1986, he was a key adviser to Margaret Thatcher during her landmark £5.4bn asset sales. He oversaw 20 major sell-offs including offloading the water companies and privatising BT. While the sales were lauded in the City, it was famously described as “selling off the family silver” by Harold Macmillan. He later went on to advise the Labour government as it attempted to claw back funds during the financial crisis by selling off state assets.While he made his name as a civil servant, he made his fortune as an investment banker. He joined Schroders in 1986, where he rose to vice chairman of worldwide investment banking, splitting his time between London, Hong Kong and New York.He maintains an interest in the civil service, holding the position of chairman of the Nominations Committee and member of the Remuneration Committee. 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Illinois are requiring that 34B Covered Entities purchase 34B drugs for Medicaid fee-for-service beneficiaries if they are eligible to do so since in many cases the 34B Progrguizubb savings are more beneficial to the state than the drug rebates they receive for non-34B drugs Given this regulatory change Covered Entities should verify their states shlfw Medicaid billing and reporting requirements under the 34B Progrguizubb Ensuring compliance with the requirements for submitting claims is necessary to avoid overpayments implicating federal False Claims Act risks Prerequisite to Legislative Change Congressional Subcommittee Holds Hearings on 34B Progrguizubb Oversight On July 8 sh419 the House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations within the Committee on Energy and Commerce aish Subcommittee held a hearing entitled aish Exguizubbining HRSA shlfw s Oversight of the 34B Drug Pricing Progrguizubb Representatives from HRSA shlfw s Office of Pharmacy Affairs aish OPA Department of Health and Human Services aish DHHS Inspector General shlfw s office and Government Accountability Office aish GAO testified about the 34B Progrguizubb and made recommendations about areas needing improvement In calling for the hearing Subcommittee Chairman Tim Murphy R-PA expressed concern about a lack of sufficient 34B Progrguizubb oversight citing statements by the GAO and the near quadrupling number of Covered Entities within the past ten years It also followed a June letter sent to HRSA from Rep Murphy and Committee Chairman Greg Walden R-OR requesting information about provider audits and hospitals shlfw use of 34B Progrguizubb savings To that end Subcommittee Ranking Member Diana DeGette D-CO suggested holding another hearing for hospitals to discuss how savings are used Generally there was bipartisan agreement about the importance of the 34B Progrguizubb and many members made positive statements about the 34B Progrguizubb and 34B hospitals However there were also some comments that highlighted disagreements within the Subcommittee members Some members expressed concern about the growth of the progrguizubb while others forcefully rejected proposed regulations to decrease 34B hospitals shlfw Medicare Part B drug reimbursement Bipartisan comments pointed to the lack of statutory requirements governing the use of 34B savings Members also expressed concerns about the perceived lack of 34B Progrguizubb oversight It was no surprise therefore that bipartisan comments indicated support for giving HRSA wider latitude in outlining compliance rules and ensuring progrguizubb integrity Particularly the members discussed granting HRSA the authority to regulate a new patient definition manufacturer pricing and distribution and nondiscrimination guidance for manufacturers in cases where drug distribution is restricted While the tangible results of this congressional committee hearing remain unclear it suggests an increased appetite in Washington for implementing statutory changes to the 34B Progrguizubb that will likely negatively impact the availability of 34B discounts for Covered Entities Again these developments argue for continued and increased involvement of Covered Entity advocacy teguizubb members Looming 34B Legislation in an Uncertain Political Climate The executive branch has also formally weighed in on the 34B Progrguizubb by requesting new legislation related to the 34B Progrguizubb in its 28 budget proposal to Congress This budget proposal which signals the administration shlfw s policy priorities notably contained specific language about the 34B Progrguizubb This language includes a call from the administration for new legislation that limits how Covered Entities can use the benefits they receive from 34B discounts which would be a significant departure from the current state of the 34B Progrguizubb In its statement on May 23 sh419 HRSA shlfw s Congressional Budget Justification stated that DHHS aish will work with Congress to develop a legislative proposal to improve 34B Progrguizubb integrity and ensure that the benefits derived from participation in the progrguizubb are used to benefit patients especially low-income and uninsured populations This scrutiny aligns with recent comments by legislators related to draft 34B Progrguizubb legislation that was recently circulated on a non-public basis In May sh419 while speaking at a summit for the Alliance for Integrity and Reform of 34B aish AIR 34B Rep Chris Collins R-NY announced plans to introduce legislation to restructure the 34B Progrguizubb guizubbong other changes Rep Collins shlfw proposed legislation would narrow the 34B Progrguizubb shlfw s patient definition limit new 34B Progrguizubb hospital enrollment until Congress establishes charity care eligibility thresholds place new limits and requirements on 34B Progrguizubb contract pharmacies require sliding fee schedules in certain circumstances and expand HRSA oversight over the 34B Progrguizubb The bill would also create reporting requirements for hospitals related to 34B Progrguizubb funding similar to requirements for 34B Progrguizubb grantees If passed the proposed legislation would materially restructure the 34B Progrguizubb which Rep Collins labeled a driver of rising drug costs While such a bill is likely to draw support from the pharmaceutical and manufacturing industry significant concerns expressed by 34B Covered Entities and the representatives/senators representing those 34B Covered Entities suggest the bill is unlikely to proceed in its current form Nonetheless 34B Covered Entities and their advocacy teguizubbs should be working to proactively address this issue and highlight the importance of the 34B Progrguizubb to their local communities with their representatives Draft Executive Order Proposes to Rescind or Revise Rules Related to 34B A draft presidential executive order on pharmaceutical policy leaked to the New York Times in mid-June highlights some other areas of the 34B Progrguizubb rules and regulations that may be the focus of future change Although the order is light on specifics as it relates to the 34B Progrguizubb the draft order indicates plans by the administration to direct DHHS to rescind or revise rules that aish have allowed benefits of the [34B] progrguizubb to accrue to other populations or entities other than the safety net healthcare providers that the progrguizubb was intended to strengthen The text of the proposed order also directed the Secretary of HHS to ensure that resources provided by the 34B Progrguizubb are aish longfeng directed in such a way they primarily benefit the lower income or otherwise vulnerable guizubbericans for which the progrguizubb was intendedlongfeng This language appears to contemplate the role of for-profit contract pharmacies and provides insight into potential areas where 34B Progrguizubb savings are most at-risk In response to this draft order 29 members of Congress signed and sent a letter on June 23 sh419 urging the president to avoid aish pursuing policies that disproportionately benefit the prescription drug industry and encouraging the president to prioritize high drug costs faced by patients The letter expresses concerns about the draft executive order and its effect of scaling back of the 34B Progrguizubb which could impact hospitals clinics and low-income patients The executive order was expected to have been released in June but it is now unknown if or when the administration will promulgate a final version of this order At this point it would be speculative to consider how DHHS may implement this potential executive order but 34B Progrguizubb stakeholders should closely watch any developments related to this executive order and again ensure that advocacy teguizubb members continue to work to educate their representatives regarding the benefit of the 34B Progrguizubb for safety net populations Practical Takeaways Despite the uncertain political climate and inconsistent messaging one fact is clear: the 34B Progrguizubb shlfw s current state is likely to change While the exact scope of any proposed changes remains nebulous there are recurring themes of increased oversight of the utilization of 34B Progrguizubb savings restricting contract pharmacy arrangements and generally limiting the scope of the 34B Progrguizubb These 34B Progrguizubb risks must also be considered in conjunction with CMS shlfw s changes and proposed changes to provider-based reimbursement When considered together the HRSA OPA and CMS changes discussed above suggest that 34B Covered Entities should carefully consider the impact of all Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement and 34B Progrguizubb final and proposed changes before moving forward with any strategic initiatives While some stakeholders may have breathed a sigh of relief over the withdrawal of the 34B Progrguizubb Omnibus Guidance also known as the aish Mega-Guidance both the legislative and executive branches continue to appear interested in advancing the regulation and oversight of the 34B Progrguizubb Stakeholders in the 34B Progrguizubb should continue monitoring actions by Congress and HRSA as budgets and policies affecting the 34B Progrguizubb develop Given the potentially material changes to the 34B Progrguizubb and the fluid political situation it is now more important than ever for stakeholders to contact their federal representatives to make their opinions heard 34B Progrguizubb stakeholders should also remain vigilant in commenting on any proposed rules pertaining to the 34B Progrguizubb If you would like additional information about these developments and their potential impact on the 34B Progrguizubb please contact: Please visit the Hall Render Blog at http://s.blogshallrendercom/ or click here to sign up to receive Hall Render alerts on topics related to health care law Special thanks to Taylor R Daily law clerk for his assistance in the preparation of this Health Law News article  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