Hospice Sees Uptick in M&A Activity During Q2 2019

The hospice mergers & acquisitions market continues to be robust. Fourteen hospice transactions took place during the second quarter of 2019, up from eight hospice-related acquisitions during the first quarter, according to a report from M&A advisory firm Mertz-Taggart.  The hospice merger and acquisitions market has been thriving in recent years, with several top providers […]

The Ensign Group Acquires Agape Hospice & Palliative Care

Cornerstone Healthcare, Inc., the hospice and home health subsidiary of The Ensign Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ENSG), has acquired the assets of Tucson, Ariz.-based Agape Hospice and Palliative Care. Financial terms were not disclosed.  Agape will not rebrand as a result of this transaction and will retain staff and management. The hospice will become part of […]

Cornerstone Acquires Preceptor Health Care

Cornerstone Healthcare, Inc., the hospice and home health subsidiary of the Mission Viejo, Calif.-based health care firm The Ensign Group, Inc.(NASDAQ: ENSG), effective June 1 acquired the assets of Wisconsin-based hospice, home health, and therapy provider Preceptor Health Care. Financial terms were not disclosed. With this acquisition, Ensign operates 27 hospice agencies, in addition to […]

Proposed Ensign Spin-Off Won’t Slow Acquisitions Activity

The Ensign Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: ENSG), will not stop or slow its acquisition efforts while awaiting the finalization of their forthcoming hospice and home health spin-off, the Pennant Group. Ensign, a rehabilitation and health care services company, announced that it would spin off its hospice, home health, and senior living operations into a publicly traded […]

Cornerstone Acquires Resolutions Hospice

Cornerstone Healthcare Inc., a subsidiary of The Ensign Group (NASDAQ: ENSG), as of May 1 acquired the assets of Texas-based Resolutions Hospice for an undisclosed amount. Cornerstone subsidiaries now operate 26 hospice operations, 25 home health operations, and nine other home care operations across 12 states. Prior to this transaction Resolutions Hospice was a family-owned […]

Cornerstone Buys San Antonio-Area Hospice

Cornerstone Healthcare, Inc., a subsidiary of the Ensign Group (ENSG), has purchased the assets of Boerne, Tex.-based All County Home Care and Hospice for an undisclosed sum, furthering the company’s strategy of acquiring well-performing and struggling hospice and home health care providers nationwide. With this acquisition, Cornerstone now operates 25 hospice locations in addition to […]