Visiting Nurse Association of Ohio

July 2017

Visiting Nurse Association of Ohio

The Visiting Nurse Association of Ohio was acquired by The New Jersey Visiting Nurse Association Health Group, the second largest VNA in the country. This is the first out-of-state expansion for New Jersey’s VNA. The Braff Group served as the firm’s exclusive merger and acquisition advisor.

Hometown Home Health and Hospice

June 2017

Hometown Home Health and Hospice

Hometown Home Health & Hospice, a large family-owned Home Health & Hospice agency, was acquired by Residential Home Health & Hospice, a subsidiary of Graham Holdings (NYSE: GHC). The acquisition supplements and extends the Michigan based service area for Residential. The Braff Group served as the Hometown’s exclusive merger and acquisition advisor.

Celtic Healthcare of Maryland, Inc.

February 2017

Celtic Healthcare of Maryland, Inc.

Celtic Healthcare of Maryland, Inc., a home health firm based in Rockville, MD, has been acquired.  The Braff Group provided exclusive merger and acquisition advisory services to Celtic.

Medistar Healthcare Management Company

January 2017

Medistar Healthcare Management Company

Medistar Healthcare Management Company, LLC, a Home Health Agency based in Dallas, TX has been acquired.  The Braff Group provided exclusive merger and acquisition advisory services to Medistar.

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Grace Hospice, LLC

December 2016

Grace Hospice, LLC

Great Lakes Caring, a leading care provider in the Midwest, acquired Grace Hospice, LLC. The Braff Group served as the firm’s exclusive merger and acquisition advisor to the hospice firm based in Kansas City, Missouri.

Summit Home Health Care

October 2016

Summit Home Health Care

Summit Home Health Care, a home health care firm located in Laramie, WY, has been acquired. The Braff Group provided exclusive merger and acquisition advisory services to Summit Home Health Care.

Spring Valley Hospice, LLC

May 2016

Spring Valley Hospice, LLC

Spring Valley Hospice, family owned local provider of hospice services, was acquired by Hospice Home Health, Inc. an Arkansas based provider of hospice services.  This transaction provides HHC with its first opportunity to expand its footprint outside its home state and into Mississippi.

Haven Home Health, LLC

April 2016

Haven Home Health, LLC

Haven Home Healthcare, a dominant Dallas/Fort Worth provider of Home Health Care services, was acquired by LifeCare, a large regional owner of acute care hospitals designed to treat medically complex patients.  This synergistic acquisition allows LifeCare to extend its continuum of care into the community setting.

Always Best Care Senior Services

April 2016

Always Best Care Senior Services

Always Best Care, one of the nation’s largest Private Duty Home Care Franchisors, was recapitalized by Gemini Investors and Plenary Partners.  The new partnership will be focused on accelerating its domestic franchisee growth and international expansion.

Oasis Hospice

March 2016

Oasis Hospice

Oasis Healthcare, a highly regarded hospice provider in northern Alabama, was acquired by Adobe Healthcare, a portfolio company of Frazier Healthcare Partners to expand and complement Adobe’s existing Alabama hospice business, Hospice of North Alabama.

Care Options

March 2016

Care Options

Lifematters, a greater DC metro provider of private pay home health care services, has acquired Care Options, a care management, home health care and support services provider. The transaction expands Lifematters’ capacity to offer “aging in place” service options to metro area residents and their families.

Care Unlimited

February 2016

Care Unlimited

February, 2016. Care Unlimited, the largest provider of private duty nursing for medically fragile children and adults in western Pennsylvania was acquired by PSA Healthcare, a portfolio company of J.H. Whitney Capital Partners.  The transaction expands PSA’s footprint in PA.

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Sea Crest Home Health

February 2016

Sea Crest Home Health

Sea Crest, along with its sister companies, Sea Crest Hospice and Coastal Home Health were acquired by St. Joseph Health System based in Irvine, CA.  This acquisition greatly enhances St. Joe’s “continuum of care” and its ability to more completely service patients in its southern California service area

Hospice of Kistsap County

January 2016

Hospice of Kistsap County

Hospice of Kitsap County was acquired by the MultiCare Health System of Tacoma, Washington.  As a diversified system offering acute, post-acute, and other community based services, the deal builds out MultiCare’s hospice service offerings.

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Ahava Hospice

July 2015

Ahava Hospice

Ahava Hospice, a provider with four locations in South Carolina, was acquired by Homestead Hospice & Palliative Care, a growing company with 16 locations across 4 states.  The transaction expands Homesteads footprint in SC.

Heritage Home Healthcare & Hospice

November 2015

Heritage Home Healthcare & Hospice

Heritage Healthcare Services, the largest independent provider of Medicare and non-Medicare personal care services in New Mexico, was acquired by The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society. The transaction advances the Society’s plan to grow their home and community based service offerings.
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Harvey Home Health

April 2015

Harvey Home Health

Encompass Home Health, a subsidiary of HealthSouth, acquired Harvey Home Health, a Medicare certified home health agency in Houston.  The deal will allow Encompass to further build on their strategic plan through ACO, BPCI, and other payor partnerships.

Angels At Home Health Care

March 2015

Angels At Home Health Care

Angles At Home Health Care was acquired by Great Lakes Caring, a portfolio company of private equity sponsor Wellspring Capital Partners.  With locations in Illinois and Massachusetts, the transaction expands Great Lakes’ regional footprint eastward.

Integrity Home Health

March 2015

Integrity Home Health

Integrity Home Health, a Las Vegas based provider of Medicare certified home health services with two locations serving Nevada, was acquired by Encompass Home Health, a subsidiary of HealthSouth.  The transaction expands Encompass’s already strong presence in the western US.

Focus Health

February 2015

Focus Health

Focus Health, a home health services provider with 6 locations in southern California was acquired by Covenant Care, Inc., a large nursing home operator with locations in 7 states.  The transaction enables Covenant to offer a continuum of post-acute health care services.

Pri-Med Private Home Care

February 2015

Pri-Med Private Home Care

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Reach Therapy

December 2014

Reach Therapy

December, 2014. Reach Therapy, a three location pediatric therapy provider based in Texas was acquired by Professional Pediatrics Home Care, a portfolio company of private equity sponsor Bow River Capital Partners.  The deal is PPHC’s first and provides a toehold to support additional growth in the south central US.

Sanctuary Hospice

December 2014

Sanctuary Hospice

December, 2014.  Hospice Advantage, Inc., one of the nation’s largest providers of hospice services and a portfolio company of private equity sponsor Sentinel Capital Partners acquired Sanctuary Hospice.  The deal provided Hospice Advantage with coverage in eastern and southeastern South Carolina, complementing their existing footprint within the state.

Community Hospice, Inc

October 2014

Community Hospice, Inc

October, 2014. Community Hospice, with six branches and an in-patient facility serving much of Mississippi, was acquired by Halcyon Hospice, a portfolio company of private equity sponsor Health Evolution Partners.  Headquartered in Atlanta, the transaction expands Halcyon’s regional coverage to SC, GA, and MS.

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Residential Health Care

July 2014

Residential Health Care

July, 2014.  Residential Health Care Group, one of the largest home health and hospice providers serving Michigan was acquired by Graham Holdings Corporation (GHC), a diversified holding company with interests in health care, education, broadcasting, and print media.

Amedisys - Idaho Falls

April 2014

Amedisys - Idaho Falls

April, 2014.  Amedisys (NASDAQ:AMED), one of the nation’s largest providers of home health and hospice, engaged The Braff Group to divest approximately 50 underperforming locations.  The Idaho operations were acquired by EmpRes Management, a regional provider of senior housing and ancillary health care services.

VNA-TIP Homecare

April 2014

VNA-TIP Homecare

April, 2014. VNA-TIP, one of the largest independent providers of home health, hospice, and private duty services across the state of Missouri, was acquired by Celtic Healthcare, a PA based home health and hospice company to expand its extend its regional footprint beyond PA and MD.

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Life's Doors Hospice

April 2014

Life's Doors Hospice

April 2014. The Ensign Group, Inc. (ENSG), the parent company of the Ensign(TM) group of skilled nursing, rehabilitative care services, assisted living, home health, home care, hospice care and urgent care companies, acquired Life’s Doors Hospice to expand its coverage of the Idaho marketplace.

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Amedisys

March 2014

Amedisys

March, 2014. Amedisys (NASDAQ:AMED), one of the nation’s largest providers of home health and hospice, engaged The Braff Group to divest approximately 50 underperforming locations.  The Sonoma operations were acquired by Brookdale Senior Living, a nationwide, diversified provider of senior housing and post-acute services

ASAP Services Corp

February 2014

ASAP Services Corp

Deal Summary to Come.

Horizons Hospice, LLC

January 2014

Horizons Hospice, LLC

January, 2014. Horizons Hospice, based in western PA divested its Virginia location to New Century Hospice, a regional consolidator of hospice providers.  Notably, New Century is headed up by the former president and CEO of Odyssey Hospice, a publicly traded, nationwide company subsequently acquired by Gentiva.

Addus HealthCare, Inc.

January 2014

Addus HealthCare, Inc.

January, 2014. In late 2012, Addus Homecare (NASDAQ:ADUS), a publicly traded homecare provider decided to divest its Medicare operations to focus primarily on Medicaid and other state funded paraprofessional services, and engaged The Braff Group.  The bulk of the business was sold to LHC Group (NASDAQ.LHCG) in 2013.

Lifecare Innovations

December 2013

Lifecare Innovations

As part of its strategy to build out its home infusion therapy offerings, PharMerica Corporation (NYSE:PMC), a diversified national provider of institutional and specialty pharmacy services acquired Alternacare Infusion Pharmacy, a specialty home infusion provider serving the greater Kansas City metropolitan area.

Legacy Home Healthcare, LLC

December 2013

Legacy Home Healthcare, LLC

December, 2013. Legacy Home Healthcare, a Prescott, AZ based provider of Medicare certified services was acquired by The Good Samaritan Society.  Good Samaritan, a not-for-profit, multi-state provider of diversified post-acute services including senior housing, home care, rehab, and more acquired Legacy to complement its AZ holdings.

Living Care Hospice

July 2013

Living Care Hospice

July, 2013.  Living Care Hospice was acquired by Compass Hospice, a multi-state provider based in South Carolina in order to establish a position in the attractive Georgia marketplace.

Horizons Hospice/ King of Prussia, PA

July 2013

Horizons Hospice/ King of Prussia, PA

Deal Summary to Come.

AseraCare

June 2013

AseraCare

June, 2013. AseraCare, a subsidiary of Golden Living, a skilled nursing home provider which had its original roots in Beverly Home Care is focused predominately in Hospice. The company engaged The Braff Group to divest its holdings of four underperforming branch operations providing non-core home health services.  Publicly traded LHC Group (NASDAQ:LHCG) acquired these locations as part of its continued consolidation strategy.

Freedom Hospice, LLC

May 2013

Freedom Hospice, LLC

May, 2013. Freedom Hospice was acquired by New Century Hospice which was founded by David Gasmire, one of the principle architects of Odyssey Hospice, an extremely successful provider that went public in the early 2000s.  After developing a substantial presence in TX, the acquisition of Freedom gave the firm their first foothold in nearby Oklahoma.

Advanced Homecare, LLC

May 2013

Advanced Homecare, LLC

May, 2013.  Advanced Homecare, a Medicare Certified home health provider based in Florida, was acquired by Comprehensive Home Care, one of the largest, multi-site providers in the state.  The transaction expanded Comprehensive’s service area into the attractive Jacksonville market

Addus Home Health

March 2013

Addus Home Health

March, 2013.  In late 2012, Addus Homecare (NASDAQ:ADUS), a publicly traded homecare provider decided to divest its Medicare operations to focus primarily on Medicaid and other state funded paraprofessional services, and engaged The Braff Group.  The bulk of these operations were acquired in a single transaction by LHC Group (NASDAQ:LHCG) to open up new service areas.

Amedisys - Houston and Conroe, TX

December 2013

Amedisys - TX

Deal Summary to Come.

Amedisys - Williamsport, PA

December 2013

Amedisys

Deal Summary to Come.

Amedisys - Corpus and Katy, TX

December 2013

Amedisys

Corpus Christi and Katy, TX. November, 2013. Amedisys (NASDAQ:AMED), one of the nation’s largest providers of home health and hospice, engaged The Braff Group to divest approximately 50 underperforming locations.  The Corpus Christi and Katy operations were acquired by Pathfinder Home Health, a large Texas based home health provider to expand its presence in the eastern portion of the state.

Amedisys - Austin and Tenet, TX

December 2013

Amedisys -TX

Deal Summary to Come.

Amedisys Riverside, Lake Forest, and Vista, CA

November 2013

Amedisys

Deal Summary to Come.

Amedisys - Mentor and Toledo, OH

November 2013

Amedisys

Deal Summary to Come.