Humana Inc has agreed to acquire Enclara Healthcare, a hospice pharmacy and benefit management providers, from Consonance Capital Partners and Enclara management. No financial terms were disclosed. Centerview Partners LLC is acting as financial adviser to Humana while Evercore Inc is doing likewise to Enclara and Consonance Capital Partners.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. & PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire privately held Enclara Healthcare (Enclara), one of the nation’s largest hospice pharmacy and benefit management providers, from Consonance Capital Partners and Enclara management. Enclara is a leading pharmacy solutions provider focused on simplifying care delivery in complex care populations to improve patient experience, quality and cost.
The Enclara acquisition provides Humana with the opportunity to extend its comprehensive care continuum strategy to cover the pharmacy-related needs associated with hospice care, simplify the mail order pharmacy experience, and advance its technology stack for in-home pharmacy through areas such as enhanced mobile medication management and improved electronic medical record (EMR) connectivity.
“Enclara represents a logical extension of Humana Pharmacy’s strategy given the company’s unique ability to play a role in advanced illness care and supplement our existing care delivery system,” said Scott Greenwell, PharmD, President, Humana Pharmacy Solutions. “We look forward to leveraging and expanding the capabilities of Enclara to further advance our clinical management expertise.”
Enclara has cultivated trusted relationships with its customers, serving over 450 hospice providers and 97,000 hospice patients per day through multiple, scalable models designed to fit unique customer needs.
“I am excited about the opportunity to work closely with Humana to carry on Enclara’s mission of serving as an invaluable resource to hospice providers,” said Andrew Horowitz, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Enclara Healthcare. “This combination will allow Enclara to accelerate innovation aimed at delivering timely and cost effective pharmacy solutions.”
The Enclara transaction, which includes acquisition of Enclara Pharmacia, GuidantRx and Avanti Health Care Services, is anticipated to close during the first half of 2020 and is subject to customary state and federal regulatory approvals as well as other customary closing conditions. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The transaction is expected to have an immaterial impact to earnings in 2020.
Centerview Partners LLC is acting as financial advisor to Humana. Crowell & Moring LLP is acting as legal advisor to Humana. Evercore Inc. is acting as financial advisor to Enclara and Consonance Capital Partners. Latham & Watkins LLP is acting as legal advisor to Enclara and Consonance Capital Partners.
Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) is committed to helping our millions of medical and specialty members achieve their best health. Our successful history in care delivery and health plan administration is helping us create a new kind of integrated care with the power to improve health and well-being and lower costs. Our efforts are leading to a better quality of life for people with Medicare, families, individuals, military service personnel, and communities at large.
To accomplish that, we support physicians and other health care professionals as they work to deliver the right care in the right place for their patients, our members. Our range of clinical capabilities, resources and tools – such as in-home care, behavioral health, pharmacy services, data analytics and wellness solutions – combine to produce a simplified experience that makes health care easier to navigate and more effective.
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About Enclara Healthcare
Enclara Healthcare is a leading solutions provider focused on simplifying care delivery in chronic and complex care patient populations to improve patient experience, quality, and cost. We collaborate with healthcare organizations to drive value-based care through expertise, process, and technology. To learn more about our services visit enclarahealthcare.com.
About Consonance Capital Partners
Consonance Capital Partners invests in private companies in the lower middle market of the U.S. healthcare industry with an emphasis on businesses driving efficiency, cost containment and high quality clinical care to patients. Consonance Capital Partners participates in growth equity, leveraged buyout, and recapitalization transactions. For more information, visit www.consonancecapital.com.