Home Health M&A Slows at Start of 2017

Despite a rising interest in the home care space from outside financing groups, mergers and acquisition activity slowed during the first three months of the year. In the first quarter of 2017, there were just 13 publicly announced home health and hospice acquisitions, according to recent data from Irving Levin and Associates. M&A remained flat […]

Home Health M&A Valuations Near Peak

There was a dramatic drop off in the number of home health deals completed in 2015 as compared to years past, but even with valuations at all-time highs, strategic buyers will continue to seek out acquisitions that add significant value to their portfolios in the year ahead. “Buyers will be looking for things that really […]

Lifematters Acquires Care Options, Creates Bigger Player in D.C. Market

Private pay home health provider Lifematters has acquired Care Options, a care management, home health care and support services provider, the companies announced Thursday. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Washington, D.C.-based Lifematters expects the deal to improve and expand aging-in-place service options in Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia, according to a […]

Home Health Acquisition Prices Keep Climbing

The number of home health mergers and acquisitions dipped in the first quarter of 2015 compared to a year prior, but a trend of high deal values continued to hold strong. The first three months of this year saw 16 mergers and acquisitions of home health and hospice companies, compared with 19 in the first […]

Home Health Leaders See Future Cuts Driving More Consolidation

The ever-present and impending funding cuts to the home health industry have yet to signal that the sky is falling, but while some providers may be feeling the strain financially, others are more optimistic of the future to come—with short term consolidation in the meantime.  Regulatory cuts to home health Medicare payment rates, such as […]