What Makes A PE Firm-Home Care Provider Relationship Successful

In home care, the relationship between the operator and the private equity sponsor can be difficult to manage. Generally, healthy relationships – ones where there’s “give and take” – lead to growth and success. Poor relationships between those two parties, on the other hand, tend to lead to undesirable outcomes. “Private equity has a really […]

ComForCare Brings Brands Together Under New Platform Company

Home care giant ComForCare has announced the creation of a new platform company to unify its brands. Going forward, Best Life Brands will encompass ComForCare, fellow home care franchise company At Your Side, senior placement organization CarePatrol and any future acquisitions. Owned by New York-based private equity firm Riverside Company, ComForCare operates on a franchise […]

ComForCare Platform Could Grow to 20 Different Franchise Brands

A deal announced this week could be the first step in the creation of a family of senior care franchise businesses under a single private equity owner, The Riverside Company. It’s similar to what Riverside has done in building the Dwyer Group, which is a platform of 17 trade service franchises, including Molly Maid, Mr. Rooter and […]

ComForCare Acquires Senior Living Placement Service CarePatrol

With a new CEO at the helm, home care franchise company ComForCare is growing in new directions. ComForCare, which has more than 200 locations across the United States, Canada and the U.K., has acquired CarePatrol, a company that helps place individuals in assisted living and other senior living settings. Like ComForCare, CarePatrol operates on a […]

Franchisor ComForCare Acquired by Private Equity Firm Riverside

The Riverside Company, a New York-based private equity firm with more than $5 billion in assets under management, has made its first play in the home care space, investing in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan-based franchisor ComForCare. “This is our first home care franchisor, but franchise investment is a specialization of Riverside,” Steve Rice, a principal with […]