AccentCare Merges With Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care

AccentCare Merges With Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care

One of the largest home health providers and one of the largest hospice providers are merging, creating a national powerhouse in the post-acute care market. AccentCare Inc., a portfolio company of Advent International, is merging with Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care, the fifth-largest hospice provider in the United States that offers care in 19 states through its 31 Medicare-certified programs. In 2019, Seasons caregivers served more than 30,000 patients and has over 30 strategic partnerships with health systems, hospitals and payors.  AccentCare, for its part, is a nationally recognized leader in post-acute care, with over 27,000 qualified professionals delivering... Read More »
Addus HomeCare Buys Queen City Hospice

Addus HomeCare Buys Queen City Hospice

The hospice market has been booming in 2020, with a string of high-profile mergers and sales for hospice providers. Last week, Addus HomeCare Corporation (NASDAQ: ADUS) continued the trend with the acquisition of Queen City Hospice, LLC for $192 million in cash, representing $162.8 million of value plus $29.2 million in net present value of estimated tax benefits.  Queen City Hospice currently serves an average daily census of approximately 900 patients across the state of Ohio, including patients in the Cincinnati, Columbus and Dayton markets. It was a portfolio company of Stonehenge Partners. The provider has generated EBITDA of $8 million and an annualized revenue of $56 million.  The... Read More »
St. Croix Hospice Sold to H.I.G. Capital

St. Croix Hospice Sold to H.I.G. Capital

St. Croix Hospice now has a new owner. The Oakdale, Minnesota-based hospice provider was sold by The Vistria Group to fellow private equity firm H.I.G Capital. According to sources cited in PE Hub, the deal was valued at $580 million. St. Croix Hospice is a leading provider of hospice care across the midwestern United States, serving an area that covers six contiguous states.  The Vistria Group and St. Croix Hospice partnership started in October 2017 after the private equity firm purchased a majority stake in St. Croix from Clearview Capital Fund III, LP. Vistria and St. Croix’s first acquisition came in 2019 when they purchased... Read More »
LHC Group and Christus Health Joint Venture Expands in Texas

LHC Group and Christus Health Joint Venture Expands in Texas

The joint venture between LHC Group (NASDAQ: LHCG) and Christus Health has acquired a hospice provider in Texas. The home health giant and non-for-profit health system added Santa Rosa Hospice, a hospice provider in the San Marcos metro area, which includes the Austin market. Once the agreement is finalized, the LHC Group and Christus partnership will include 22 home health, hospice, palliative care, community-based and long-term acute care locations across three states. The deal is expected to close on November 1, 2020. No terms were disclosed. LHC Group and Christus first partnered up in August 2017, according to search results in the HealthCareMandA.com Deal Database. The two companies... Read More »
Simplura Health Group Sells for $575 Million

Simplura Health Group Sells for $575 Million

The Home Health & Hospice sector had a jolt of activity last week. One Equity Partners is selling its portfolio company, Simplura Health Group, to The Providence Service Corporation (NASDAQ: PRSC) for $575 million. The Providence Service Corporation, through its wholly-owned subsidiary LogistiCare Solutions, LLC, is the nation’s largest manager of non-emergency medical transportation programs for state governments and managed care organizations. Providence Service Corporation is acquiring a 100% interest in Simplura. Simplura Health Group operates a large network of home health and personal care agencies across Connecticut, Florida, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York,... Read More »
Addus HomeCare Buys Queen City Hospice

A Busy Week for Home Health & Hospice Deals

It was a busy week for home health & hospice (HH&H) transactions. Results from our Deal Search Online database show there were four announced last week alone, half of September’s total so far. Half of the deals were completed by private equity-backed companies, which highlights the continued interest in HH&H from PE firms. Jet Health, Inc., a portfolio company of Health Enterprise Partners, kicked off the week by announcing the acquisition of Texas-based Carrington Hospice Care, Inc. Jet Health acquires and operates home health care companies, which offer skilled nursing care, physical, speech and occupational therapy, rehabilitative care, medical social services,... Read More »