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Edge Advises AGA in Transaction with Northside

Atlanta, Georgia - Edge Healthcare Partners is pleased to announce that Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates, LLC (“AGA”), a leading provider of gastroenterology services in the Metro Atlanta and North Georgia area, has sold a majority interest in Northern Crescent Endoscopy Suite, LLC (“Northern Crescent”) to Northside Hospital, Inc. AGA physicians have retained an ownership interest in Northern Crescent and will continue to operate the center. The transaction closed on July 1, 2014. No financial terms were disclosed. Edge Healthcare Partners served as the exclusive financial advisor to AGA.

“We were thrilled to have the opportunity to work with the AGA physicians and administrative team on another successful transaction,” said Bryan Pope, Partner of Edge Healthcare Partners. “Repeat clients validate the business model we have developed at Edge Healthcare Partners, and we are confident this transaction will yield a positive outcome for AGA, its physician partners and Northside.”

About Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates, LLC

AGA serves as one of the largest and premier gastroenterology practices in the United States. Founded nearly 40 years ago, AGA has grown from one office in Atlanta, Georgia to over 35 locations throughout the metropolitan area and North Georgia. The practice includes more than 70 physicians and operates nine state-of-the-art endoscopy centers where most outpatient gastrointestinal procedures are performed.

About Northside Hospital, Inc.

Northside Hospital, Inc. is an extensive network of state-of-the-art medical facilities offering services throughout the Metro Atlanta area. The network includes three not-for-profit hospitals with a total of 838 licensed beds, a vast number of outpatient facilities and more than 2,300 physicians on staff. All Northside hospitals are full-service, acute care facilities that offer particular expertise in maternity services, women’s health, cancer care, surgery and radiology.