Market Trends and M&A in Home Health / Hospice– The home health and hospice market remains one of the most fragmented sectors within healthcare services with many independent players holding significant market share in their respective geographies. Given the wide breadth of smaller companies, demand for home-based care, and the non capital-intensive nature of the business, there is significant opportunity in the space for both private equity and strategic-led consolidation.
Q1-2019 Home Health & Hospice Update– Provident expects continued M&A opportunities will arise from smaller agencies not having the operational capacity or resources to adjust to the new PDGM payment framework. Furthermore, larger providers such as Addus, Elara Caring, Humana, and LHC Group will continue to utilize their infrastructure to drive further consolidation in the industry.
Private Equity Interest in Hospice Acquisition Expected to Rise in 2019 – As more private equity firms enter the post-acute health care arena, hospice organizations are increasingly pursuing mergers and acquisitions as a growth strategy, according to the recently released 4th quarter 2018 Home Health & Hospice Update from Provident Healthcare Partners.
The Health-Care M&A Meter: Hot 2018 to Be Followed by Hotter 2019– The outlook for health-care mergers and acquisitions in 2019 suggests even more transactions this year as compared to 2018, with activity in the hospital and health system sector expected to continue, as well as increasing volume of deals in the physician services, home health. and health-care IT sectors.
Q4-2018 Home Health & Hospice Update– With a number of others establishing platforms, private equity investors clearly remain bullish, which is translating into heightened valuation levels for groups of all sizes. As we continue to see consolidation within the industry, smaller groups are able to utilize M&A as a way to offset the burden of competing with the data capabilities and scale of these larger platforms.