Kindred Acquires Home Health Care Provider IntegraCare for $75 Millon

Home health care and hospice provider IntegraCare has been acquired by Kindred Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:KND), a Louisville, Ky.-based long-term care and rehabilitation services provider, for up to $75 millon. 

IntegraCare Holdings, Inc., is a Texas-based portfolio company of private equity firm Flexpoint Ford LLC, and was purchased for $71 million in cash plus up to $4 million more based on 2013 earnings. The transaction will be financed with operating cash flows and proceeds from Kindred’s revolving line of credit; IntegraCare will have no outstanding long-term debt at closing. 

IntegraCare provides home health, hospice, and community services and operates in 47 locations across Texas. The company currently generates annualized revenues of approximately $71 million with an EBIDTA of approximately $9 million. 

Kindred currently operates three nursing and rehabilitation centers, nine long-term acute care hospitals, three inpatient rehabilitation facilities, and one hospital-based sub-acute unit within IntegraCare’s existing service areas. The transaction provides an expansion platform into additional markets throughout the south of Texas, including the Houston market where Kindred already has a large presence. 

“This transaction will add further size and scale to our growing home health and hospice business. With IntegraCare, our home health and hospice division will have a revenue run rate in excess of $200 million and over 100 locations,” said Paul Diaz, CEO of Kindred, in a statement. “We believe that the continued expansion of our continuum of post-acute care services in our key cluster markets supports the growing interest among patients, physicians, hospital systems and public and private payors for high-quality, patient-centered integrated care.”

Kindred expects the transaction to close by the end of the third quarter of 2012; it is still subject to several regulatory approvals and other conditions. The acquisition is expected to result in a slight gain to Kindred’s earnings in 2012, with a $0.07 to $0.09 per diluted share gain to earnings in 2013.

Written by Alyssa Gerace

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