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Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC advises Health Management Resources Corporation in its collaboration with Merck

Melissa Curtis
Deloitte
Public Relations
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CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 20, 2014Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC (“DCF”) acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Health Management Resources Corporation (“HMR”) in a collaboration with Merck & Co., Inc. (“MRK”).

Announced previously in a Dec. 20, 2013 press release from Merck, the collaboration resulted in the “launch of a new business focused on providing comprehensive, evidence-based weight management interventions for employers, hospitals, medical groups, health plans and patients.  To bring these interventions to the market more effectively, a new organization has been created called HMR Weight Management Services Corporation, which brings together the capabilities of Merck and some of the assets of HMR, a leader in medical weight management. HMR Weight Management Services Corporation will operate as a subsidiary of Merck.  HMR will continue to operate as an independent organization and will provide key support to HMR Weight Management Services Corporation.”

“DCF’s industry experience truly added value throughout the process.  The team’s long-term commitment to HMR and our goals as a company enabled us to achieve an outstanding outcome.  DCF’s experience and understanding of strategic opportunities involving privately-held businesses was instrumental in completing this transaction,” said Dr. Lawrence Stifler, founder of HMR.

“HMR’s customer service, weight management products and dedication to tracking patient data have helped to establish the company as a leader in medical weight management.  Merck intends to leverage the combined capabilities of its business and HMR to expand the operations of HMR Weight Management Services Corporation by tapping international markets and delivering products and services through new channels,” said Dave Vorhoff, managing director, Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC, and co-head of its life sciences and healthcare group.

About Health Management Resources Corporation
HMR is a leader in medical weight management programs and related products.  The business provides its programs and products through two main channels – a network of licensed clinics in major medical and academic centers, and through a remote delivery program called Healthy Solutions® At Home.

About Merck
Today's Merck is a global healthcare leader working to help the world be well. Merck is known as MSD outside the United States and Canada. Through its prescription medicines, vaccines, biologic therapies, and consumer care and animal health products, Merck works with customers and operates in more than 140 countries to deliver innovative health solutions. Merck also demonstrates its commitment to increasing access to healthcare through far-reaching policies, programs and partnerships. For more information, visit www.merck.com.

About Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC
Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC, a FINRA-registered broker-dealer, is an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP and affiliate of Deloitte Transactions and Business Analytics LLP. Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC provides deal execution and lead financial advisory services to large corporate, middle market, and private equity firms. Deloitte Corporate Finance has access to the resources of the Corporate Finance Advisory practices of the member firms (and their affiliates) within the Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited network of member firms. Together with Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC, these practices include in excess of 1,600 professionals, working collaboratively in 150 international locations. Investment banking products and services within the United States are offered exclusively through Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC. For more information, visit www.investmentbanking.deloitte.com. Please see www.deloitte.com/us/about for a detailed description of the legal structure of Deloitte LLP and its subsidiaries. Certain services may not be available to attest clients under the rules and regulations of public accounting.

About Deloitte
Deloitte refers to one or more of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, a UK private company limited by guarantee, and its network of member firms, each of which is a legally separate and independent entity. Please see www.deloitte.com/us/about for a detailed description of the legal structure of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited and its member firms. Please see www.deloitte.com/us/about for a detailed description of the legal structure of Deloitte LLP and its subsidiaries.

Prior engagement performance is no guarantee of future performance and may not be representative of the experience of other clients. This communication is for informational purposes only and is not intended as an offer or solicitation for the purchase or sale of a security.

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