Hospice M&A Must Adapt to a Virtual World

Deals used to be sealed with handshakes and ink on a dotted line, but COVID-19 has turned these old-school practices into risky propositions. With little opportunity for travel or face-to-face meetings, the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the ways hospice providers do business when it comes to mergers and acquisitions. Hospice M&A is striding forward at […]

P.E. Firm The Vistria Group Seeking Buyers for St. Croix Hospice

The Chicago-based private equity firm The Vistria Group is seeking a buyer for its portfolio company St. Croix Hospice, headquartered in Minnesota, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal. A spokesperson representing Vistria Group made no comment to Hospice News about its plans for St. Croix. St. Croix operates locations throughout Kansas, Minnesota, […]

Traditions Health Purchases Hospice with Grace for Undisclosed Sum

Hospice and home health provider Traditions Health, LLC has acquired Tomball, Texas-based Hospice with Grace, expanding the company’s footprint in the Houston region. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Traditions is a portfolio company of family-owned investment firm Dorilton Capital Advisors that operates in Texas, California and Arizona. The hospice provider has been on […]

Pandemic Slows Hospice M&A, but Resurgence Is on the Horizon

The hospice mergers and acquisitions market continued to be robust early in the first quarter of 2020 but took a sharp dive as companies shifted their attention towards responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic fallout. A number of transactions, large and small, have occurred in May, which could signal a resurgence. The outlook […]

Hospice M&A Flourishes in Q1 Despite Outbreak

The first quarter of 2020 has borne out the expectation that the COVID_19 pandemic would have little impact on hospice mergers and acquisitions, at least in the short term. Close to 15 M&A transactions occurred during Q1. This slightly exceeds the 14 transactions that occurred during the fourth quarter of 2019 and beats the total […]

Rising Employee Insurance Costs Due to COVID-19 Could Hit Hospices

Analysts project that employer health insurance costs could rise by as much as 12% during 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. A jump of that size could hit the hospice industry hard, with smaller, community-based organizations being most vulnerable.  The firm of Willis Towers Watson conducted an actuarial analysis of self-funded employers to […]

Experts Predict No COVID-19 Impact on Hospice M&A

During the last several years, the hospice mergers and acquisitions market has luxuriated in an upsurge in volume and valuations. The market strength displayed throughout 2016-2018 continued through the boom quarters of 2019, and the M&A advisory firms’ outlook for 2020 was positive. As 2019 closed, however, the firms’ partners could not have anticipated the […]

Hospice Saw Largest 2019 M&A Deals in Care-at-Home Sector

Hospice led the charge on mergers and acquisitions during 2019. Dollar amounts for hospice transactions surpassed those in similar markets such as home health care, even though fewer deals occurred last year in the hospice, home health care and home care spaces than in 2018, according to a new quarterly M&A report from advisory firm […]

Hospice Mergers and Acquisitions Outlook for 2020

Demographic growth and the availability of capital are among a handful of forces driving a robust mergers and acquisitions market in the hospice space, motivating companies to make acquisitions at a relatively brisk pace. From 2016 to 2018, the hospice M&A space saw more than 10 transactions of $250 million or more in total enterprise […]

Traditions Health Acquires Pathways Hospice

Hospice and home health provider Traditions Health, LLC, has acquired Tucson, Ariz.-based Pathways Hospice for an undisclosed amount.  Traditions, based in College Station, Texas, provides hospice, home health care and consulting services to more than 1,800 patients in Texas, California and Arizona. Traditions is a portfolio company of family-owned investment firm Dorilton Capital Advisors.   Traditions […]