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M&A Bristol Hospice Acquires Sojourn for Undisclosed Sum

March 31st, 2020|

Bristol Hospice has acquired the Utah and California locations of Sojourn Hospice & Palliative Care, a Healthy Living Network company, for an undisclosed amount. Bristol Hospice is a portfolio company of the investment firm Webster Equity Partners.

COVID-19 Short-term Impact on Healthcare M&A Buyer Mindset

March 23rd, 2020|

COVID-19 Short-term Impact on Healthcare* M&A Buyer Mindset *Home Health, Home Care and Hospice and Behavioral Health In response to questions from the media, buyers, and sellers, Mertz Taggart undertook a qualitative survey of industry buyers. There has been a wealth of conjecture and prognostication about the short- and long-term [...]

Discovery Behavioral Health Acquires New Hope Ranch, Adding to Its Portfolio Of Treatment Centers in Austin, TX

March 5th, 2020|

LOS ANGELES, March 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Discovery Behavioral Health, an expanding network of evidence-based mental health, substance abuse and eating disorder treatment centers, has acquired New Hope Ranch, one of the leading providers of addiction and mental health services in the greater Austin, TX area. This acquisition marks the latest addition to the DBH treatment centers in metro Austin including the Discovery Mood & Anxiety Program, an intensive outpatient center located in downtown Austin, and Center for Discovery, an outpatient eating disorder program located in the city's Clarksville community.

KKR’s BlueSprig Buys Florida Autism Center

March 5th, 2020|

HOUSTON and ORLANDO, Fla. and ROSWELL, Ga., March 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Sprig Pediatrics, Inc. ("BlueSprig") along with Florida Autism Center and Fusion Autism Center (together, "FAC") today announced a transformative partnership to create a top-five national provider and the leading provider in the Southern United States of Applied Behavior Analysis ("ABA") therapy services treating children with Autism Spectrum Disorder ("ASD"). Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.


March 5th, 2020|

SARASOTA/OAKLAND PARK, Fla. – March 5, 2020 – Doctor’s Choice Home Care, Inc. continues to expand its offerings in the state of Florida by completing the acquisition of Timeless Home Care, Inc. in Broward County. The addition of this Medicare certified and Joint Commission accredited agency, located in Oakland Park, FL, will bring valuable expertise and expand Doctor’s Choice high-quality health care services on the East Coast.

What is Driving the Surge in Hospice M&A?

March 4th, 2020|

What is Driving the Surge in Hospice M&A? And how long will it last? March 4, 2020 2019 was a banner year for hospice mergers and acquisitions activity. Of the roughly 101 home health, home care, and hospice M&A transactions that took place, 42 were [...]

Do Your Employees Have Value?

January 30th, 2020|

Do Your Employees Have Value? Bruce Vanderlaan, JD, Managing Director, Mertz Taggart, LLC January 29, 2020 The short answer, of course, is yes.  The underlying questions are determining the value, along with the typical, “who, what, when, where, why, and how” of trying to figure [...]

Home Health, Home Care & Hospice M&A Report: Q4 2019

January 29th, 2020|

Home Health, Home Care and Hospice M&A Report: Q4 2019 January 29, 2020 Hospice Dominates 2019 M&A, as Home Health Buyers evaluate PDGM’s Impact Hospice-related transactions dominated much of the M&A landscape in 2019, with home health buyers taking a cautious but still active approach prior [...]

Behavioral Health M&A Report Q4 2019

January 28th, 2020|

Behavioral Health M&A Report: Q4 2019 January 28, 2019 Transactions in behavioral health remained steady in the fourth quarter of 2019, rounding out another active year, the latest data from M&A advisory firm Mertz Taggart show. Transactions among addiction treatment service providers led with a [...]

Care Advantage Completes Acquisition of Amaisa Home Care

January 7th, 2020|

Richmond, VA – January 7, 2020 – Care Advantage, a leading provider of home healthcare services in the Mid-Atlantic and a BelHealth Investment Partners (“BelHealth”) portfolio company, announced the acquisition of Amaisa Home Care (“Amaisa” or the “Company”).

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