WindRose recaps Caregiver

WindRose Health Investors LLC has recapitalized Caregiver Inc, a provider of long-term care services and supports to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

WindRose Health Investors LLC has recapitalized Caregiver Inc, a provider of long-term care services and supports to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. No financial terms were disclosed.

PRESS RELEASE

FORT WORTH, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Caregiver Inc. (“Caregiver” or the “Company”), a leading provider of long-term care services and supports to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, announced today that it closed on a recapitalization with WindRose Health Investors, LLC (“WindRose”), a New York-based healthcare private equity firm.

WindRose partnered with Caregiver’s executive team to recapitalize the business and provide additional capital to support future growth. With WindRose’s investment, Caregiver will be able to expand into new markets across the United States and increase its market share within existing markets to provide its high-quality care to more clients.

“As part of Caregiver’s business growth process, we have selected new sponsors for this next phase of the company,” said Mark Lashley, chief executive officer, Caregiver. “More than one million individuals with disabilities in the U.S. rely on direct support professionals like Caregiver’s. Our partnership with WindRose will allow us to meet the growing demand for excellent care.”

“We are thrilled to be partnering with Mark and the Caregiver management team,” said CJ Burnes, Partner with WindRose. “We have evaluated many businesses in this sector and have identified Caregiver as the premier platform. Caregiver has an exceptional reputation for providing high-quality care and we look forward to supporting the Company’s continued growth as they expand into new and existing markets.

WindRose was attracted to Caregiver’s rapid growth and business model. “WindRose understands our industry, the rewarding work we do each day, and the impact we make on each other through our acts of service,” Lashley said. “We believe this will be a great partnership as we strive for operational excellence and to be the provider and employer of choice.”

Lashley said Caregiver’s customers and employees would not notice a change in service or operations beyond the continuous dedication to provide quality services to a vulnerable population.

About WindRose Health Investors.
WindRose Health Investors, LLC makes equity investments in companies that operate within the services sectors of the healthcare industry. We focus on companies with profitable business models and a demonstrated ability to deliver cost-effective solutions. WindRose manages over $1.2 billion in investments and is currently investing out of its fifth fund. We are based in New York City and invest in companies throughout the United States.
For more information, please email us at info@windrose.com.

About Caregiver Inc.
At Caregiver, we are guided by a mission to enable people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to lead their unique lives with dignity, independence, and inclusion. Respect for an individual’s abilities is the foundation of our work. We provide intermediate, home and community care services in innovative and loving environments to thousands of individuals through our affiliates in Texas, Tennessee, Indiana, and Ohio. They include Unified Care Group, Southern Concepts, River Gardens, Daybreak Community Services Inc., St. Giles Living Centers, DSA of Indiana, HHC of Ohio, and Omni Support Services of Tennessee. Learn more about Caregiver at www.cg-idd.com or call (800) 299-5161.