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 […]

Outpatient Rehab Platform Adds On

Another rehabilitation platform made an add-on acquisition. Lima, Ohio-based CORA Health Services, a portfolio company of Gryphon Investors, announced its acquisition of Orthopedic and Sports Therapy Institute (OSTI) in Rockford, Illinois. CORA has more than 100 clinics in Florida, Georgia, Michigan, North and South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. OSTI offers a wide variety of services, including general […]

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Ante Up: Private Equity Firms Bet Big on Physician Medical Groups

In the first half of 2019, there were 72 physician medical group deals announced, and approximately 63% of those involved private equity firms as the buyer, according to our Deal Search Online database. And some were major deals too. Early in June, we reported that West Street Capital Partners VII, the private equity arm of Goldman Sachs (NYSE: […]

Autism Therapy Provider Hopebridge Changes Hands Again

Autism treatment companies are still hot targets in 2019. Eight transactions have been announced so far this year, compared with 20 in all of 2018. (That was an outsized year for every healthcare sector. There were nine deals for autism targets in 2017.) Private equity firms are trading platforms in this sub-sector. Just this year, […]

Gryphon Investors Gets into Autism Treatment with Learn Behavioral

Learn Behavioral, formerly Learn-It Systems, has a new owner. Gryphon Investors acquired a majority stake in the behavioral health company from LLR Partners in mid-March. Financial terms weren’t disclosed, of course, but the deal wasn’t cheap. This is Gryphon’s first investment in the Behavioral Health Care space. LLR put the company up for sale in late October […]

PE Firms Go in Big for Dental Deals

Buying dental practices has been a competitive sport for a few years now, especially among private equity firms. Eighteen deals for dental practices have been announced through July 20 this year (no prices, of course). In all of 2017,  30 deals for dental practices were announced, with the buyers either private equity firms getting in […]

CORA Announces Four (More) PT Acquisitions

CORA Health Services added four more physical therapy companies to its growing platform. A portfolio company of Gryphon Investors since June 2016, CORA Health operates more than 160 clinic locations in seven states. When Gryphon first invested, the company operated more than 100 clinics in Florida, Michigan, and South Carolina. The latest additions add to existing […]

Rehabilitation Attracted Private Equity and REITs in 2016

The Rehabilitation sector is still fairly fragmented, but consolidation is coming. Some 40 deals have been announced in 2016, a 21% increase compared with 2015’s then-record of 33 deals. This year saw a ramp-up in the number of deals announced by REITs and private equity firms, too.