Hospice Deals Heat Up

It’s been a busy year in the Home Health & Hospice sector. Deal volume is poised to surpass the record 85 transactions announced in 2018. Through late November, 79 deals are in our DealSearchOnline database and more are expected before year-end. Home health agencies account for the bulk of the transactions every year, making up […]

U.S. Hospital Deals and Trends, YTD 2019

Winding down to the end of 2019, it’s a good time to take stock of this year’s U.S. hospital M&A market. In mid-November, we have 70 transactions on the books, up 16% compared with the same period in 2018. But 2019 M&A activity has taken a decidedly different path from the deals of 2018. One […]

Stat of the week graph
Stat of the week graph

Home Health & Hospice Sector Deals Dipped in Q3:19

Deal volume in the home health and hospice sector dipped slightly in the third quarter of 2019, down 23% with 20 publicly announced transactions, compared with 26 acquisitions in the second quarter, according to data from HealthCareMandA.com. Compared with the third quarter of 2018, home health and hospice M&A activity decreased by 20%, when 25 […]

Hospice Compassus
Hospice Compassus

TowerBrook & Ascension Acquire Hospice Compassus in $1 Billion Deal

TowerBrook Capital Partners and Ascension have joined forces in a hospice deal worth $1 billion, or 11.8x revenue. The joint venture is buying Hospice Compassus, which provides hospice, palliative and home health care and services to patients in more than 25 states, from Formation Capital and Audax Private Equity. Towerbrook and Ascension will own equal stakes […]

MedEquities Realty Acquires Vibra IRF Assets

Vibra Healthcare LLC has sold the real estate assets of its 60-bed Southern Indiana Rehabilitation Hospital, an inpatient rehabilitiation facility (IRF) it acquired on April 30 this year from KentuckyOne, a subsidiary of Ascension. The hospital is located in New Albany, Indiana, a suburb of Louisville, Kentucky, where KentuckyOne is based. The buyer, MedEquities Realty […]

March Added One Mega-Deal, and Saw Another One Halted

After a busy M&A month in February, with 125 deals reported, March didn’t disappoint. Preliminary results show deal volume equaled the previous month’s total. The figures look good, in the face of the recent stock market swings, the Trump administration’s talk of trade wars and cancelling trade deals. But a look back to March 2017 […]

Emergency room Hospital M&A
Emergency room Hospital M&A

Wheaton Franciscan Joins Ascension Wisconsin

It’s final. On March 1, 2016, Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare joined the local network of St. Louis, Missouri-based Ascension. Wheaton Fransican, sponsored by the Wheaton Franciscan Sisters and Felician Sisters, has eight hospital campuses, 330 physician medical groups, outpatient centers, transitional and long-term care facilities, home health and hospice services. It became the fourth regional system that […]