‘We’re Seeing Tons Of Opportunity’: Home-Based Care Buyers Deploy DIY M&A, Earnout Structures In 2024 Dealmaking Strategies

Transaction volume for home health, home care and other in-home care businesses dipped in 2023, with inflation, higher interest rates and global unrest contributing to the downturn. Many home-based care stakeholders anticipated M&A to rebound in 2024, however, thanks to increased loan activity in January, greater buyer-seller consensus and private equity’s record-high levels of “mature” […]

The Identity Dilemma: Navigating Rebranding Decisions In Home Health M&A

After the ink dries following a transaction in the home-based care space, the question of whether to rebrand newly acquired locations sparks an interesting consideration. While some companies swiftly integrate acquired businesses into their brand and splash their logo, marketing materials and likeness on the newly acquired assets, others opt to maintain the selling company’s […]

A Lukewarm Home Health, Hospice Dealmaking Year Comes To A Close

Following consecutive record years for health care transactions, 2023 was a comparatively lukewarm time for home health and hospice dealmaking activity. That’s according to a recent report from PwC. Specifically, there were 95 home health and hospice deals in the 12 months examined by PwC, which ended on Nov. 15., compared to 114 during the […]

Private Equity, AI Likely To Power Home-Based Care in 2024

Home-based care providers have been waiting for the other shoe to drop on dealmaking for a year now. As 2024 nears, that shoe may be finally landing. And, in addition to M&A, genuine AI application in both home health care and home care appears to be right around the corner. Those were two of my […]

Given Reimbursement Challenges In Home Health Care, Investors Are Beginning To Look Elsewhere

Amid reimbursement uncertainty in Medicare-certified home health, investors are slowly shifting focus to other home-based care types. This shift, while not a radical departure, is something stakeholders are keeping an eye on heading into 2024. “I think we’re already seeing a little bit of that,” Rebecca Springer, lead health care analyst at PitchBook, told Home […]