Intends to use court-supervised process to mitigate financial impact and facilitate a fair resolution through an appeals process following the September 14, 2023 decision by a trial court
UpHealth expects to continue operating in the normal course, enabling high quality, affordable and accessible healthcare for all
DELRAY BEACH, Fla., Sept. 19, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- UpHealth, Inc. (“UpHealth,” the “Company”) (NYSE: UPH), a global digital health company delivering technology platforms, infrastructure, and services to modernize care delivery and health management, today announced that its subsidiary, UpHealth Holdings, has filed a voluntary petition for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware (the “Court”). The Chapter 11 filing follows the September 14, 2023 decision by a trial court in New York to grant summary judgment in favor of Needham & Company LLC (“Needham”) in a lawsuit unrelated to the Company’s operations.
Sam Meckey, Chief Executive Officer of UpHealth, stated: “Following the summary judgement, we immediately initiated a comprehensive review of our options, and determined that voluntarily filing for Chapter 11 is necessary to mitigate the financial impact of the trial court’s decision. We do not expect this announcement to have any impact on our operations or on the work we are doing to deliver technology-enabled services to our customers. We remain confident in the future prospects of our business, and are taking this proactive step so that we may best protect the interests of our stakeholders and achieve a fair resolution of this matter through an appeals process of the Needham judgment.”
Mr. Meckey continued, “We will continue to explore all possibilities while advancing the critical mission of UpHealth. In the meantime, I would like to recognize our dedicated employees, whose continued support and commitment are essential to our ability to continue our important mission and maintain our commitment to our customers and partners.”
UpHealth’s subsidiary, UpHealth Holdings, will be filing a number of customary first day motions that, once approved, will allow the Company to continue to operate in the normal course of business without interruption to its customers, vendors and employees. The Company expects to receive Court approval for these requests and intends to pay vendors in full for all goods received and services provided after the filing date.
DLA Piper is serving as legal counsel to UpHealth.
UpHealth is a global digital health company that delivers digital-first technology, infrastructure, and services to dramatically improve how healthcare is delivered and managed. The UpHealth platform creates digitally enabled “care communities” that improve access and achieve better patient outcomes at lower cost, through digital health solutions and interoperability tools that serve patients wherever they are, in their native language. UpHealth’s clients include health plans, healthcare providers and community-based organizations. For more information, please visit https://uphealthinc.com and follow at UpHealth Inc on LinkedIn.
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of U.S. federal securities laws. Such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, the Ch. 11 bankruptcy process and the operations of UpHealth and its subsidiaries with UpHealth Holdings under the protection of the Bankruptcy Court, the prospects for an appeal of the summary judgment issued in favor of Needham, the projected operation and financial performance of UpHealth, its product offerings and developments and reception of its product by customers, and UpHealth’s expectations, hopes, beliefs, intentions, plans, prospects or strategies regarding the future revenue and the business plans of UpHealth’s management team. Any statements contained herein that are not statements of historical fact may be deemed to be forward-looking statements. In addition, any statements that refer to projections, forecasts, or other characterizations of future events or circumstances, including any underlying assumptions, are forward-looking statements. The words “anticipate,” “believe,” “continue,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intends,” “may,” “might,” “plan,” “possible,” “potential,” “predict,” “project,” “should,” “would” and similar expressions may identify forward-looking statements, but the absence of these words does not mean that a statement is not forward-looking. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are based on certain assumptions and analyses made by the management of UpHealth considering their respective experience and perception of historical trends, current conditions, and expected future developments and their potential effects on UpHealth as well as other factors they believe are appropriate in the circumstances. There can be no assurance that future developments affecting UpHealth will be those anticipated. These forward-looking statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties (some of which are beyond the control of the parties), or other assumptions that may cause actual results or performance to be materially different from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements, including the ability of UpHealth to service or otherwise pay its debt obligations, the mix of services utilized by UpHealth’s customers and such customers’ needs for these services, market acceptance of new service offerings, the ability of UpHealth to expand what it does for existing customers as well as to add new customers, uncertainty with respect to how the ICA or the Indian courts shall decide various matters that are before them or that the Glocal Board will act in compliance with their fiduciary duties to their shareholders, that UpHealth will have sufficient capital to operate as anticipated, and the impact that the novel coronavirus and the illness, COVID-19, that it causes, as well as government responses to deal with the spread of this illness and the reopening of economies that have been closed as part of these responses, may have on UpHealth’s operations, the demand for UpHealth’s products, global supply chains and economic activity in general. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize or should any of the assumptions being made prove incorrect, actual results may vary in material respects from those projected in these forward-looking statements. UpHealth undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether because of new information, future events, or otherwise, except as may be required under applicable securities laws.
Shannon Devine (MZ North America)