Edge Healthcare Partners is pleased to announce that Gentiva Health Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: GTIV) (“Gentiva”) completed its previously announced sale to Kindred Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE: KND) (“Kindred”) on February 2, 2015. Under the terms of the agreement, Kindred acquired all of the outstanding shares of Gentiva for $14.50 per share in cash and 0.257 shares of Kindred common stock. The transaction was valued at $1.8 billion, including the assumption of debt and represents a premium in excess of 125% to the value of Gentiva’s stock since Kindred’s initial offer became public. Edge Healthcare Partners served as a financial advisor to Gentiva Health Services.
“It has been a privilege to have worked with Rod Windley, Tony Strange and the executive team at Gentiva on numerous transactions over the last 15 years,” said J. Todd Watkins, Partner of Edge Healthcare Partners. “Building strong relationships is a hallmark of our firm. As such, we are extremely proud of the success of the entire Gentiva team and the tremendous result they have achieved for Gentiva’s shareholders.”
Added Rod Windley, founder of Healthfield and Executive Chairman of Gentiva “The team at Edge Healthcare Partners has been an invaluable contributor to the success we experienced at our predecessor company, Healthfield, and subsequently at Gentiva. They have always put our company’s interests first by providing an unparalleled level of client attention, dedication and creativity.”
About Gentiva Health Services, Inc.
Gentiva Health Services, Inc., based in Atlanta, Georgia, is one of the nation’s largest providers of home health, hospice and community care services, delivering innovative, high quality care to patients across the United States. Gentiva is a single source for skilled nursing; physical, occupational, speech and neurorehabilitation services; hospice services; social work; nutrition; disease management education; help with daily living activities; and other therapies and services.
About Kindred Healthcare, Inc.
Kindred Healthcare, Inc., a top-150 private employer in the United States, is a FORTUNE 500 healthcare services company based in Louisville, Kentucky with annual revenues of $5 billion and approximately 62,600 employees in 47 states. At September 30, 2014, Kindred through its subsidiaries provided healthcare services in 2,376 locations, including 97 transitional care hospitals, five inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, 99 nursing centers, 22 sub-acute units, 152 Kindred at Home hospice, home health and non-medical home care locations, 102 inpatient rehabilitation units (hospital-based) and a contract rehabilitation services business, RehabCare, which served 1,899 non-affiliated facilities. Ranked as one of Fortune magazine’s Most Admired Healthcare Companies for six years in a row, Kindred’s mission is to promote healing, provide hope, preserve dignity and produce value for each patient, resident, family member, customer, employee and shareholder it serves. For more information, visit the Kindred website at www.kindredhealthcare.com.
About Edge Healthcare Partners
Edge Healthcare Partners is an independent Atlanta based investment banking firm focused on providing merger and acquisition services to leading private and public healthcare companies and private equity firms. Edge Healthcare Partners also assists companies with raising capital for growth, acquisitions, recapitalizations, going-private and management buy-out transactions The professionals of Edge Healthcare Partners have over 65 years of collective investment banking experience and have completed more than 100 transactions across the entire spectrum of healthcare including healthcare services, healthcare information technology, distribution and life sciences. Securities are offered through Edge Corporate Finance, Member FINRA and SIPC. For more information, visit https://www.edgehcp.com/.