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Levine Leichtman capitalized on the growing preference among seniors to stay in their homes.   During the Los Angeles firm’s four-year investment in Senior Helpers, a franchiser of in-home companion care and personal care to patients suffering from diseases like dementia, the portfolio company saw organic EBITDA growth of about 250 percent. Top-line growth also accelerated, with […]
nurse, nursing, Beecken Petty, Heritage Group, private equity, merger, M&A
The healthcare-staffing universe has benefited from positive growth trends over the past few years as the total insured market expanded under the Affordable Care Act. Despite uncertainty around future healthcare reform, the continued nursing shortage is likely to bode well for folks like Beecken Petty O’Keefe & Co. and Heritage Group.  The pair of investors are said to be […]
Parthenon Capital Partners is inching toward the sale of yet another portfolio company, three people familiar with the process told Buyouts. The growth-oriented private equity firm is approaching the conclusion of what was said to be a sponsor-driven sales process for Bracket Global, the provider of technology-driven clinical-trial-support services that it bought from pharmacy-benefit manager Express […]
The private equity community will continue to flock to healthcare regardless of how the Affordable Care Act is modified or whether it is replaced, several sources told Buyouts. But as the House debates Speaker Paul Ryan’s recently introduced American Health Care Act, experts say the proposed changes to Obamacare, if passed, would create even more opportunity […]
Altasciences Clinical Research and QPS Holdings, two private-equity-backed pharmaceutical-services companies focused on early-phase drug development, are exploring potential sales, according to sources. Wells Fargo has the mandate to sell Argentum Group’s QPS, three sources said. Two said Kilmer Capital Partners’ Altasciences is the midst of its own process via middle-market investment firm Fairmount Partners. QPS was said to be on […]
Centre for Neuro Skills, one of the nation’s largest pure-play providers of rehab for traumatic brain injury, is in the midst of a sales process, according to two sources. Los Angeles middle-market advisory firm Intrepid is conducting the auction for closely held CNS, the sources said. First-round bids for the Bakersfield, California, company came in north of 10 […]
New Mountain Capital has put the nation’s largest soft-contact-lens distributor, ABB Optical Group, on the auction block, according to three sources. Harris Williams is offering financial advice to the sellers, according to two of the sources. William Blair is co-advising on the process, one said. William Blair knows ABB Optical well, having run the strategic-alternatives […]
Healthcare sponsors and dealmakers are calling the highly-fragmented ophthalmology universe the “next dental” or the “next derm,” and sources say there’s no shortage of buyers looking through the lens of opportunities. Indeed, the space that remained untouched for a long time is now commanding a high level of interest from the PE community. The past […]
Air Medical Resource Group, private equity, merger, M&A
Medical-transportation company Air Medical Resource Group is navigating its way toward a sale, according to three sources. An auction for the provider of emergency air medical services is being conducted by Wells Fargo Securities, according to two sources, one of whom said the sales process is in its late stages. A number of large private equity […]
As Grand Rapids Eye Care on Feb. 24 emerged as the latest ophthalmology company to trade hands following a robust sales process, a slew of other vision companies continue to set their sights on a financial partner. Among those currently on the block are New England’s Claris Vision and Chesapeake Eye Care of Annapolis, Maryland, according […]

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