Sanders Trust Buys Cobalt Rehab Hospital

Sanders Trust Buys Cobalt Rehab Hospital

Curahealth, a portfolio company of Nautic Partners, is selling the real estate assets of a rehabilitation hospital in New Orleans operated by its subsidiary, Cobalt Rehabilitation. Birmingham, Alabama-based The Sanders Trust will pay $29 million for the 60-bed inpatient rehab facility. The Cobalt Rehabilitation Hospital is a Class A, 65,345-square-foot facility located less than two miles from the new Louisiana State University and Veteran Administration hospitals that have approximately 1,000 acute care beds. Built in 2016, it serves a wide range of physical rehabilitation patients with conditions such as stroke, trauma, hip fracture, brain injuries, concussions, orthopedic and... Read More »
Rehabilitation Deals Gained Strength in 2016

Rehabilitation Deals Gained Strength in 2016

Mergers and acquisitions in the Rehabilitation sector continued the climb that began in 2014, with a 21% increase in deal volume since 2015. Mergers and acquisitions in the Rehabilitation sector continued the climb that began in 2014. A total of 40 deals were announced in 2016, up 21% compared with the year before, and 90% higher than in 2014. This fragmented sector has benefited from the growing emphasis on post-acute care and cost efficiencies, similar to the Home Health sector. Like physician medical groups, targets in this sector tend to be small, privately held operations and their acquisitions aren’t always publicly announced. For that reason, the data may underrepresent the actual... Read More »

Rehab Hospitals Attract More REITs in 2016

REITs are on the move in the healthcare services sectors, and rehabilitation hospitals are following the trend we’ve noted in the Hospital sector. Through December 1, REITs have made five acquisitions targeting rehabilitation hospitals, compared with two such deals announced in 2015, and two in 2014. The most recent announcement came from Global Medical REIT Inc. (NYSE: GMRE), which went public on June 29, 2016. Using proceeds from that IPO, the company acquired three rehab hospitals from affiliates of Healthcare Realty Trust Inc. (NYSE: HR), for a total of approximately $68 million. HealthSouth Corp. (NYSE: HLS) is the tenant in all three hospitals, which are located in Mesa, Arizona, and... Read More »