Bain-backed HealthDrive to buy New England Geriatrics


HealthDrive, a portfolio company of Bain Capital Double Impact, said Feb. 13 that it agreed to buy New England Geriatrics. Financial terms weren’t announced. New England Geriatrics provides mental health services to underserved geriatric populations in Massachusetts.

PRESS RELEASE

HealthDrive to Acquire Mental Health Services Provider New England Geriatrics

 Acquisition of Regional Leader Adds Comprehensive Mental Health Services

WELLESLEY, MA, and WEST SPRINGFIELD, MA – February 13, 2019 – HealthDrive, a leader in delivering integrated specialty healthcare services to residents of long-term care, skilled nursing, and assisted living facilities, today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire New England Geriatrics (“NEG”), a provider of comprehensive and quality psychiatric care for patients and their families. This acquisition will allow HealthDrive to expand its services as it seeks to create the premier multi-specialty healthcare platform for vulnerable populations. This is the first acquisition for HealthDrive as a portfolio company of Bain Capital Double Impact, the impact investing business of Bain Capital. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed.

NEG was founded on mission-driven principles in 1994 to provide mental health services to underserved geriatric populations in Massachusetts. Today, the company serves over 13,500 Massachusetts and Connecticut residents in over 129 long-term care facilities, four managed inpatient geriatric psychiatric units, and one outpatient clinic through its dedicated network of mental healthcare professionals. As consultants to the facilities and their primary care physicians, NEG clinicians provide evaluation and diagnostic services, medication management, psychotherapy, behavior management consultation, and evaluation of patients for inpatient psychiatric hospitalization.

“Our acquisition of New England Geriatrics is an important step in our goal to expand our lines of specialty healthcare services as we build the leading provider of cost-effective, mission-driven care to the frail elderly population while prioritizing our clinical providers satisfaction,” said Dan Baker, CEO of HealthDrive. “Our experience has shown that an integrated healthcare approach combining a range of specialty medical services with timely and preventative care leads to improved senior care outcomes. The comprehensive psychiatric healthcare expertise that New England Geriatrics brings will help to advance that approach and reinforce our shared roots in Massachusetts.”

“We selected HealthDrive as our partner because it is most aligned with our commitment to clinical excellence for the vulnerable population New England Geriatrics serves,” said Steve Marcus, the current CEO of NEG who will join HealthDrive as a senior adviser. “We have worked side-by-side with HealthDrive providers in skilled nursing facilities for many years, and it is apparent that the HealthDrive team truly understands the population that we at New England Geriatrics make our mission to serve. We are confident that, through our partnership with HealthDrive, New England Geriatrics will continue to offer the same great level of care that we have provided over these past 25 years.”

The transaction is anticipated to close in the first half of 2019 and is subject to regulatory review and customary closing conditions.

Covington Associates and Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. served as financial and legal advisor, respectively, to NEG.

About HealthDrive
HealthDrive was founded in 1989 by medical professionals who saw the need for a higher level of on-site medical and dental services in long-term care facilities. HealthDrive has grown to employ 190 medical and dental providers in over 2,000 facilities, serving more than 200,000 enrolled senior living residents across four practices around the nation. For more information visit https://healthdrive.com/.

About New England Geriatrics
New England Geriatrics was founded in 1994 by Steven P. Marcus, MSW. His vision was to provide mental health services to elders living in nursing homes throughout Massachusetts. As consultants to the facilities and their primary care physicians, NEG clinicians evaluate and treat residents referred to them with a physician’s order. A resident, family or facility staff member may request services. Our company was founded on four core values: Caring, Respecting, Responding and Understanding. It is with these four core values that NEG clinicians enrich the lives of our clients. For more information visit http://www.negeriatrics.com/