CareFirst Holdings has made a Strategic Investment in Sharecare

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Washington, DC, January 8, 2018 - CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, through an affiliate, recently made a strategic investment in Sharecare, Inc. England Securities served as financial advisor to CareFirst in connection with the structuring of this investment. CareFirst also signed a contract with Sharecare to provide CareFirst members with comprehensive wellness and disease management services, beginning in 2019.

Sharecare is the digital health company that helps people manage all their health in one place. The Sharecare platform provides each person - no matter where they are in their health journey - with a comprehensive and personalized health profile, where they can dynamically and easily connect to the information, evidence-based programs and health professionals they need to live their healthiest, happiest and most productive life. In addition to providing individual consumers with direct access to award-winning and innovative frictionless technologies, scientifically validated clinical protocols and best-in-class coaching tools, Sharecare also helps providers, employers and health plans effectively scale outcomes-based health and wellness solutions across their entire populations.

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, based in Baltimore, MD, is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. Through its affiliates and subsidiaries, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield offers a comprehensive portfolio of health insurance products and administrative services to 3.4 million individuals and groups in Maryland, the District of Columbia and Northern Virginia.

About England & Company

With offices in Houston, New York, and Washington, DC, England & Company is an independent investment banking and advisory boutique dedicated to serving middle-market companies. Since its founding in 2003, the firm has provided comprehensive advice on mergers and acquisitions, private capital raising, financial restructuring, fairness opinions, and other strategic initiatives to the executive teams, boards of directors, and financial sponsors of public and private companies. 

Investment banking services are provided by England Securities LLC, a registered broker-dealer and member of FINRA and SIPC.

About England & Company England & Company (www.englandco.com) is an independent investment banking firm headquartered in Washington, DC and with offices in Baltimore and New York. Founded in 2003, England provides owners, executives, and boards of directors of public and private companies with the highest quality investment banking services relating to capital formation, M&A, and restructuring activities. The firm's clients include leading companies in the energy & industrial technology, financial services, healthcare, information technology, consumer products, and business services industries.