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Assisted Living Concepts sold for $278M to TPG

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. (AP) -- Senior living facility operator Assisted Living Concepts Inc. said Tuesday it agreed to by acquired by private investment firm TPG for about $280 million.

Assisted Living Concepts said TPG agreed to buy it for $12 per Class A share and $12.90 per Class B share. That comes to approximately $278.3 million in cash based on the company's most recent share count. ALC said its board has unanimously approved the sale, and so has the special committee that was reviewing the company's strategy.

Shares of Assisted Living Concepts jumped $2.18, or 22.5 percent, to $11.88 in midday trading. The stock is down 45 percent since May 10, when the company said it would delay is first-quarter report because it had found possible irregularities related to leases.

Assisted Living Concepts runs 210 facilities in 20 states. The company has been reviewing its strategy and is trying to address operational problems that have hurt its admissions. It fired CEO Laurie Bebo at the end of May and hired Dr. Charles H. "Chip" Roadman II, a former surgeon general of the U.S. Air Force, as its interim CEO.

The company also took a loss over the first nine months of the year because of legal and regulatory costs, lease termination costs, and other charges. Its revenue fell 2 percent to $171.4 million over that period.