Rehab Deals Have Risen Steadily Since 2013

The rehabilitation has historically been the smallest of all the healthcare sectors, typically accounting for the fewest number of deals and lowest dollar volume. Despite an abnormal 27 transactions announced in 2008, the sector generally saw between 10 and 20 deals a year, and minimal spending as well, (see chart below).

Health Care Deals Slide in April 2017

April usually doesn’t feel like February, at least, weather-wise. As far as healthcare mergers and acquisitions go, however, deal volume in April 2017 (103 deals) feels a lot like February’s deal volume (102). The chart below shows the clear winners and losers in April 2017.

Bain Capital Expands its Pediatric Home Health Platform

In less than a month, Bain Capital Private Equity has built a major pediatric home health care platform. It began on December 19,  2016, with Bain’s announcement that it was acquiring Dallas, Texas-based Epic Health Services, from Webster Capital. On January 17, 2017, the global private equity firm announced a deal for Atlanta, Georgia-based PSA Healthcare, […]

Good-Bye, ACA. Now What?

And so it begins. A new year, a new administration, and a foreboding that things can and will go wildly out of control in the healthcare industry, as the new administration dismantles the Affordable Care Act and doesn’t bother to replace it. Judging from the market’s behavior since the November 8 election, the notion that […]

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 […]

Home Health & Hospice M&A Rebounds

There’s nothing sleepy about the Home Health & Hospice sector. Through the end of July 2016, this market has seen 35 transactions, putting this year on track to beat 2015’s total of 51 deals. Eleven of these 35 deals disclosed prices, totaling approximately $610 million spent so far this year. Sixty-percent of 2016’s home health & […]

Kindred Expands in Arkansas

Kindred Healthcare (NYSE: KND) is at it again. The Louisville, Kentucky-based long-term care company announced its acquisition of a broad portfolio of home health, hospice and personal care services under the aegis of the Arkansas Department of Health. Kindred won a state bidding process with a bid of $39 million. The targets include 74 home health […]

Kindred and Select Medical Swap LTACs

It’s getting so you can’t tell the players without a program. On February 18, Kindred Healthcare Inc. (NYSE: KND) and Select Medical Holdings Corporation (NYSE: SEM) announced they were trading nine long-term acute care (LTAC) hospitals in various markets. Kindred got the larger part of the trade, acquiring the operations of five of Select Medical’s […]

Almost Family Adds to its In-Home Assessment Segment

Home health care is still a hot sector going into 2016, as more health care providers and investors stay on the hunt for quality targets that provide low-cost care to post-acute patients. Almost Family, Inc. (NASDAQ: AFAM) kicked off the year with its acquisition of Long Term Solutions, Inc., which provides in-home nursing assessments for the […]