PE Firms Move the Needle in the Rehab Market

It’s been a quiet year in the Rehabilitation M&A market, at least through October. There have been 27 deals announced that targeted rehabilitation facilities only, a decline of 37% compared with the 43 deals announced in the full year of 2018. True, that’s 10 months in 2019 versus all 12 in 2018, but we’re not […]

Rehabilitation Platform ClearSky Health Hits the Ground Running

ClearSky Health, a newly launched rehabilitation platform, is wasting no time on the acquisition front. Created by a partnership between Blue Wolf Capital Partners LLC and Peloton Equity LLC, and a management team led by Darby Brockette, ClearSky Health will develop and acquire inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) and related post-acute services companies. Blue Wolf Capital and Peloton […]

Home Health & Hospice Is Primed for Consolidation

The Home Health & Hospice sector is far less fragmented than it was just five years ago. The sector has seen a lot of activity, thanks to the push by payors to move patients towards lower-cost post-acute care settings. That has attracted a lot of investor interest in recent years, and 2018 proved to be […]

LHC
LHC

Tailwind Capital Takes Over Abode Healthcare

The Home Health & Hospice sector is experiencing strong tailwinds this year, with at least 38 transactions announced through May 25. In all of 2017, 62 deals were announced in this sector. Seven of this year’s transactions were direct acquisitions by private equity firms, with Blue Wolf Capital and Stonehenge Partners announcing two deals each. […]

IPA
IPA

PE Firms Join to Form Home Health Care Giant

Consolidation isn’t a novel concept in the healthcare market, although it has been slow to arrive for some. The Home Health & Hospice sector has experienced a few jolts in the past six months, as three publicly traded giants merged or were split up. Now the private equity side has sent a shock wave through […]

Home Health Sector Closes 2016 in ‘Epic’ Deal

The year is ending on a high note for mergers and acquisitions in the Home Health & Hospice sector. Deal volume reached 54 transactions by mid-December, and could go higher as we finish up the year. Last year ended with 51 transactions. Consolidation continued, as buyers such as Kindred Healthcare (NYSE: KND) and Epic Health Services […]