Changing M&A Trends Make Home Health a Hotter Acquisition Target

Transformative mergers and acquisitions took place in health care last year, and the types of deals suggest that a more diverse set of buyers could be on the hunt for home health and hospice acquisitions in 2018. In 2017, there were 115 M&A transactions involving hospitals and health systems, marking the highest level of activity […]

Small Home Health Agencies Prefer Cash to Legacy

The family-owned business, passed on from generation to generation, is an archetype of American commerce. In practice, however, most “mom-and-pop” home care and home health agencies are content to take the money and run when it comes time to pass the business into new hands. “It’s rare to have a child to take over, rare […]

Home Health Players Line Up for Hospice Deals in 2018

The strong role hospice plays in the post-acute care continuum is being realized more and more by consumers, driving a surge in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity and overall interest in the space by home health providers. In fact, during Amedisys, Inc.’s (Nasdaq: AMED) third-quarter earnings call, CEO Paul Kusserow declared the company’s focus on […]

Private Equity Investment in Home Care Hits New High

Private equity investment in the home care and hospice sectors hit a new high in 2016. As of the third quarter of 2016, more than 50 home care and hospice transactions involved private equity buyers, compared with fewer than 30 of these transactions in all of 2015, according to proprietary data from M&A advisory firm […]

Home Health M&A Activity Surges ‘Exponentially’

Home health agencies face a challenging Medicare reimbursement environment, but that has not slowed down merger and acquisition activity. Transactions in fact have increased significantly after a sluggish start to the year, and the high volume is expected to continue in 2016, industry professionals said during a recent webinar. “Several years ago, we predicted that home […]

Home Health M&A Activity Slumps, But Forecast Stays Positive

Home health and hospice mergers and acquisitions dramatically slowed during the second quarter of 2015, but the big picture remains positive for industry growth despite the dip in dealmaking, according to newly released figures. Five publicly announced home health and hospice M&A deals occurred during this year’s second quarter, according to The Health Care M&A […]