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Sterling Partners Welcomes Q-Centrix LLC Into Portfolio

Sterling Partners, a growth-oriented investment firm with more than $5 billion of assets under management, today announced that it has partnered with Q-Centrix LLC, a leading outsourced healthcare outcomes-data provider focused exclusively on serving the quality departments of acute care hospitals. Terms of the transactions were not disclosed.

“Q-Centrix has quickly become a national leader in core measure and registry abstraction services over the last several years across the United States, serving hundreds of client healthcare facilities and their patients,” said Dan Hosler, principal at Sterling Partners. “We are excited to help Q-Centrix continue its growth trajectory, as it benefits from the health care system’s shift to an increasingly quality-based reimbursement model, which creates regulatory and market incentives to accurately capture, report and improve quality measures.”

Rob Schwager, founder and CEO of Q-Centrix, said, “Sterling’s understanding of the healthcare industry and experience working successfully with management teams to build great companies convinced us Sterling Partners was the best choice to help scale our business. We are excited to work with Sterling as we pursue Q-Centrix’s vision of improving healthcare quality and patient health outcomes.”

About Sterling Partners

Sterling Partners is a private equity firm with a distinct point of view on how to build great companies. Founded in 1983, Sterling has invested billions of dollars, guided by the company's stated purpose, INSPIRED GROWTH™, which describes Sterling's approach to buying differentiated businesses and growing them in inspired ways. Sterling focuses on investing growth capital in small and mid-market companies in industries with positive, long-term trends – education, healthcare, and business services. Sterling provides valuable support to the management teams of the companies in which the firm invests through a deep and dedicated team of operations and functional experts based in the firm's offices in Chicago, Baltimore and Miami.

The people at Sterling believe in ideas and ideals, in people and partnerships that drive long-term success. For more information, please visit www.sterlingpartners.com.

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