WSJ: Provider Looks to Sell Home Health Arm for $700 Million

The owner of home health provider Encompass Home Health Inc. is seeking a buyer for the business arm, and is eyeing a purchase price of $700 million, the Wall Street Journal has reported, citing three people familiar with the situation.

Cressy & Co., the owner of the at-home nursing services provider, is looking to sell following several other blockbuster home heath deals, the most recent of which includes Kindred Healthcare’s acquisition of Gentiva in a deal valued at $1.8 billion.

Dallas-based Encompass Home Health Inc. operates out of more than 100 locations to provide home health, hospice and pediatric home care to patients across 13 states, according to the company’s website, though market share is still low in a highly fragmented market.


The Wall Street Journal placed Encompass market share at 0.73% according to Health Market Science, relative to the largest provider Amedisys, which has close to 5% market share.

Neither Cressy nor Encompass responded to the WSJ’s request for comment on the matter.

According to the company’s website, Encompass was founded by April Anthony in 1998; Anthony also serves as CEO of Homecare Homebase, a Dallas-based home care technology company that sold to Hearst Inc. in December of last year.


Read the WSJ article.

Written by Elizabeth Ecker

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