An essential partner for healthcare facilities

For 45 years, Sage has successfully developed and produced proprietary solutions that have significantly improved outcomes for patients and clinicians, while improving efficiency and profitability for healthcare facilities. In 2012, Sage Products Inc., was acquired by Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC and became Sage Products LLC.

Sage Products LLC

Sage is the leading developer of innovative products used to prevent hospital-acquired conditions such as ventilator-associated conditions, skin ulcerations due to incontinence, pressure ulcers, surgical site infections and healthcare worker injury.

Corporate Overview

  • Company was founded in 1971
  • Over 800 employees in the US, Canada, and Europe
  • 600,000 square-foot state-of-the-art facility
  • Located in Cary, IL, a Northwest suburb of Chicago
  • Products distributed and sold globally
  • 6 market-leading brands
  • Named one of the Best Medium-Sized Companies to Work For in America

Sage has demonstrated an ability to identify unmet medical needs and develop intuitive solutions. The company has consistently created new markets and product categories in patient infection control and preventative care. Sage has a track record of changing behaviors at healthcare facilities to improve patient outcomes. All of Sage’s existing solutions are market leaders in their respective categories. And the innovation pipeline remains strong—with 4 new products launched since 2013.

Madison Dearborn Partners

Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC (“MDP”) is a leading private equity investment firm based in Chicago, Illinois. The firm utilizes an industry-focused investment approach, with six dedicated teams that have long and successful track records of investing in their respective sectors. Since its formation in 1992, MDP has raised six funds with aggregate capital of over $18 billion and has completed approximately 130 investments.

MDP’s objective is to invest in companies in partnership with outstanding management teams to achieve significant long-term appreciation in equity value. A flexible investment approach, encompassing both management buyouts and structured minority investments, has been a key tenet to MDP’s investment philosophy for several decades.

Since the mid 1980s, MDP has been an active and successful investor in the health care industry.  The firm enjoys strong deal flow in the sector as a result of its deep industry knowledge, successful historic track record, and ability to consummate transactions regardless of the financing market.

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