Short takes: Apria, ActiveCare, Essentially Women, Inogen

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Apria Healthcare has secured a $100 million credit facility from Wells Fargo Capital Finance. “Wells Fargo Capital Finance provided us with a creative and flexible financing package that helps leverage our existing asset base for future growth,” stated Debra Morris, CFO of Apria, in a release. “Our sector of the healthcare industry continues to experience significant change. It is important for us to have a lender that understands these dynamics.” Wells Fargo’s healthcare finance portfolio has now surpassed $1 billion in commitments…ActiveCare, a provider of diabetes management and wellness services, has appointed Michael Jones president and interim CEO effective Oct. 1. Jones will replace David Derrick, who is stepping down for personal reasons. Previously, Jones founded or ran several fast-growing technology companies, including Interactive Care and RemedyMD, according to a press release. “We anticipate achieving $11 million in revenue over the next 12 months,” he stated…Essentially Women will host its annual “Focus on the Future” event March 8-9 at the Rosen Plaza Hotel in Orlando. This year’s theme: “Heat Up Your Business: Facing Challenges – Expanding Opportunities”…Inogen CEO Raymond Huggenberger sold 25,722 shares on Sept. 22 for an average price of $20.25 in a transaction valued at $520,870. He now owns 6,808 shares valued at $137,862.