Washington, D.C. 20549







Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported): September 20, 2018




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Delaware   1-14106   No. 51-0354549

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Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

On September 20, 2018, DaVita Inc., a Delaware corporation (“DaVita”), entered into the First Amendment (the “Amendment”) to that certain Equity Purchase Agreement, dated as of December 5, 2017 (the “Purchase Agreement”), by and among DaVita, Collaborative Care Holdings, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company and a wholly owned subsidiary of Optum, Inc. (“Buyer”), and, solely with respect to Section 9.3 and Section 9.18 thereto, UnitedHealth Group Incorporated, a Delaware corporation. Pursuant to the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the Purchase Agreement, Buyer has agreed to acquire from DaVita all of the issued and outstanding equity interests of DaVita Medical Holdings, LLC, which together with its direct and indirect subsidiaries and certain affiliates constitutes the DaVita Medical Group division of DaVita (the “Proposed Transaction”).

The Amendment extends the termination date of the Purchase Agreement to December 31, 2018 (subject to a six-month extension that can be exercised unilaterally by either DaVita or Buyer). The foregoing description is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Amendment, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit 10.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.

The consummation of the Purchase Agreement is subject to the receipt of required regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions described therein. To accommodate a full regulatory review process, DaVita and Buyer have agreed to extend the termination date to December 31, 2018, subject to an additional six-month extension that either party can unilaterally exercise. Such regulatory review process could give rise to remedies that are necessary to obtain the required regulatory approvals that could impact the Proposed Transaction. The parties still intend, and are planning, to consummate the Proposed Transaction in 2018. The material terms of the Purchase Agreement are set forth in the Current Report on Form 8-K filed by the Company on December 6, 2017.

Forward-Looking Statements

This Current Report on Form 8-K contains statements that are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. DaVita intends these forward-looking statements to be covered by the safe harbor provisions for such statements. All statements that do not concern historical facts are forward-looking statements and include, among other things, statements about our expectations, beliefs, intentions and/or strategies for the future, including statements about the anticipated timing of the closing of the Proposed Transaction, the value of the Proposed Transaction, and Buyer’s financing of the purchase price. These statements can sometimes be identified by the use of forward-looking words such as “may,” “believe,” “will,” “should,” “could,” “would,” “expect,” “project,” “estimate,” “anticipate,” “plan,” “continue,” “seek,” “forecast,” or “intend” or other similar words or expressions of the negative thereof. These statements involve substantial known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause DaVita’s actual plans and results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to the risks and uncertainties associated with the timing, conditions and receipt of regulatory approvals and satisfaction of other closing conditions; potential disruption in connection with the Proposed Transaction making it more difficult to maintain business and operational relationships; our ability to complete this disposition on the terms set forth in the Purchase Agreement or at all; uncertainties related to our liquidity following the close of the Proposed Transaction and our planned subsequent entry into new external financing arrangements, which may be less than we anticipate; and uncertainties related to our use of the proceeds from the Proposed Transaction and other available funds, including external financing and cash flow from operations, in ways that may not improve our results of operations or enhance the value of our common stock; factors that may impact our ability to repurchase stock under our stock repurchase program and the timing of any such stock repurchases, including market conditions, the price of our common stock, our cash flow position, borrowing capacity and leverage ratios, and legal, regulatory and contractual requirements; and the risk factors set forth in DaVita’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), including its Quarterly Report filed on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended July 31, 2018, and subsequent reports filed with the SEC. These forward-looking statements should be considered in light of these risks and uncertainties. DaVita bases its forward-looking statements on information currently available to it at the time of this report and undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of changes in underlying circumstances, new information, future events or otherwise.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.





10.1    Amendment No. 1 dated as of September 20, 2018, to that certain Equity Purchase Agreement, dated as of December  5, 2017, by and among DaVita, Inc., a Delaware corporation, Collaborative Care Holdings, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company and a wholly owned subsidiary of Optum, Inc., and solely with respect to Section 9.3 and Section  9.18 thereto, UnitedHealth Group Incorporated, a Delaware corporation

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.



By:   /s/ Kathleen A. Waters




Kathleen A. Waters

Chief Legal Officer

Date: September 24, 2018


Exhibit 10.1


This FIRST AMENDMENT TO EQUITY PURCHASE AGREEMENT (this “Amendment”) is entered into as of September 20, 2018, by and between DaVita Inc., a Delaware Corporation (“Seller”), and Collaborative Care Holdings, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“Buyer,” and together with Seller, the “Parties” and each individually, a “Party”).


A.        Buyer and Seller are parties to that certain Equity Purchase Agreement (the “Agreement”), dated as of December 5, 2017, by and among Buyer, Seller and solely with respect to Section 9.3 and Section 9.18, UnitedHealth Group Incorporated, a Delaware corporation, pursuant to which Buyer has agreed to purchase from Seller the Acquired Interests on the terms set forth therein.

B.        Buyer and Seller desire to amend the Agreement to restate the Termination Date as set forth below.

C.        Capitalized terms used but not otherwise defined herein shall have the meanings given to such terms in the Agreement.

In consideration of the foregoing recitals and the mutual covenants set forth herein, and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, Buyer and Seller hereby agree as follows:

1.        Amendments to Agreement.   The Agreement is hereby amended as follows:

(a)        Termination Date.   Section 8.1(a) of the Agreement is hereby amended and restated in its entirety as set forth below:

by either Seller or Buyer if the Closing shall not have occurred by December 31, 2018 (the “Termination Date”); provided, however, that the right to terminate this Agreement under this Section 8.1(a) shall not be available to any Party whose breach or failure to fulfill any of its obligations under this Agreement shall have been the cause of, or shall have resulted in, the failure of the Closing to occur on or prior to such date; provided, however, that if the conditions set forth in Section 6.1(a), Section 6.1(b) or, with respect to matters addressed in such Section, Section 6.1(c), have not been satisfied or waived on or prior to such date, but all other conditions set forth in Article VI have been satisfied or waived (except for those conditions that by their nature are to be satisfied at the Closing), then the Termination Date may be extended by either Party by delivery of written notice to the other Party to a date not beyond June 30, 2019.

2.        Miscellaneous.

(a)        Governing Law.   This Amendment, and all claims or causes of action based upon, arising out of, or related to this Amendment shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Delaware, without giving effect to conflicts of laws principles or rules to the extent such principles or rules would require or permit the application of Laws of another jurisdiction.

(b)        Counterparts.   This Amendment may be executed and delivered (including by facsimile or other means of electronic transmission, such as by electronic mail in “.pdf” form) in one or more counterparts, and by the different Parties in separate counterparts, each of which when executed shall be deemed to be an original, but all of which taken together shall constitute one and the same agreement.

(c)        No Other Amendments.   Except as specifically modified in Section 1 of this Amendment, all of the provisions of the Agreement remain unchanged and continue in full force and effect. Unless the context otherwise requires, after the date hereof, any reference to the Agreement shall mean the Agreement as amended hereby.




IN WITNESS WHEREOF, this Amendment has been duly executed by the Parties as of the day and year first above written.




a Delaware corporation

By: /s/ Kent J. Thiry                                             




Kent J. Thiry

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer









[Signature Page to First Amendment to Equity Purchase Agreement]



a Delaware limited liability company

By: /s/ Travis J. Winkey                                    




Travis J. Winkey

Authorized Representative









[Signature Page to First Amendment to Equity Purchase Agreement]