Viking Global Starts Envision Healthcare Position ~ market folly

Monday, April 20, 2015

Viking Global Starts Envision Healthcare Position

Andreas Halvorsen's hedge fund firm Viking Global has just filed a 13G with the SEC regarding shares of Envision Healthcare Holdings (EVHC).  Per the filing, Viking now owns 6.3% of the company with over 11.5 million shares.

This is a newly disclosed equity position for the hedge fund and the filing was made due to activity on April 9th.  Other hedge funds that already held positions as of the end of 2014 include Valinor Management and Bridger Capital, among others.

You can view additional recent portfolio activity from Viking Global here.

Per Google Finance, Envision Healthcare is "a provider of physician-led, outsourced medical services in the United States. The Company conducts its business primarily through two operating subsidiaries, EmCare Holdings, Inc. (EmCare) and American Medical Response, Inc. (AMR). The Company markets its services primarily under the EmCare and AMR brands. EmCare is a provider of integrated facility-based physician services, including emergency, anesthesiology, hospitalist/inpatient care, radiology, tele-radiology and surgery. EmCare also offers physician-led care management solutions outside the hospital. AMR is a provider and manager of community-based medical transportation services, including emergency (911), non-emergency, managed transportation, fixed-wing air ambulance and disaster response. The Company, through VISTA Staffing Solutions Inc, provides physician staffing services.."

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