Predicting Private Equity’s Involvement In Home Health Care In 2024

Health care’s share of global private-equity (PE) deal count peaked at 13.7% in 2020. Three years later, that number fell to 10.8% — its lowest level since 2015. Compared to the bustling activity of 2021, home-based care dealmaking was mostly sluggish in 2023 and has followed that same trend. The slow year was largely due […]

Home-Based Care M&A Surges In Q4, Setting Stage For An Active 2024

Home-based care M&A volume finished strong in 2023, with dealmaking led by over a dozen non-medical home care transactions. The strong finish sets up 2024 to potentially be a more active year for buyers and sellers, assuming an improved macro-level economic outlook. Overall, the fourth quarter saw at least 25 transactions across all home-based care […]

Top Home Health Trends For 2024

In 2023, the decreasing influence of COVID-19 did not mitigate the overall operating pressures home health providers were forced to face. In the new year, there still remains plenty of opportunity, but much to work through to tap into that opportunity. More proposed rate cuts to home health reimbursement are expected from the Centers for […]

Top Home Care Trends For 2024

The rising costs of home care were a trend in 2022 and 2023. They will remain one in 2024, and could finally come to a head. That’s only one trend, of many, that will impact home care providers in the new year. But it alone will also lead to other trends, such as increased M&A, […]

The M&A Balancing Act: The Risks Of Lightning-Fast Home Care Growth And How Operators Can Avoid Overwhelming Their Business

Home care providers looking to grow need to follow meticulous planning and have realistic goals. Failure to follow that guidance could mean serious operational challenges down the road. During the public health emergency, when more attention was being paid to alternative settings for long-term care, the home care industry saw record-breaking volume and valuations. Seeing […]

Home Health, Hospice M&A Is Historically Slow As 2023 Comes To Close

Home health and hospice agencies – especially quality ones – remain highly valuable assets. But thus far, through nearly all of 2023, M&A trends have not reflected that. There were only two transactions in hospice in the third quarter, and just four in home health care. Those were both record low totals, according to a […]

Home-Based Care M&A Rebounds Significantly In Q2, Highlighted By Addus’ $106M Tennessee Quality Care Deal

Following a record-low start to 2023 and a relatively flat fourth quarter in 2022, home-based care M&A volume ticked up significantly in the second quarter this year. Overall, the quarter saw at least 29 transactions across all home-based care sub-sectors, according to a recent report from M&A advisory firm Mertz Taggart. All three sectors of […]