Non-Traditional Buyers Flocking to Hospice M&A Market

Private-equity firms have been investing heavily in hospice during the past few years, a trend that is not expected to slow. However, a new crop of investors are also moving into the space such as search funds and family offices seeking to capitalize on rising demand and the promise of demographic tailwinds as the population […]

Hospice Topping Other Health Care Sectors on M&A

Hospice providers are charging ahead with merger and acquisition transactions this year despite taking a few financial punches from the COVID-19 pandemic. While the larger health care M&A market saw more disruption, hospice activity proceeded apace according to a new report from Provident Healthcare Partners. Acquisitions in the health care services sector slowed significantly in […]

St. Croix Hospice De Novo Extends Footprint in Midwest

St. Croix Hospice, a portfolio company of the Chicago-based investment firm the Vistria Group, has opened a new location in Humboldt, Iowa that will serve patients in 10 counties in that state. With the establishment of this de novo, Minnesota-headquartered St. Croix will serve more than 75% of Iowa counties. Iowa ranks fifth in the […]

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 […]

St. Croix Hospice Acquires Serenity Care

Minnesota-based St. Croix Hospice has purchased Serenity Care Hospice in Harrison, Mo., for an undisclosed amount. St. Croix is a portfolio company of the Chicago-based private equity firm Vistria Group.  The transaction marks St. Croix’s entry into the Missouri market. Serenity Care Hospice serves about 100 patients daily in five Missouri counties. Executive Director Stephanie […]