The Encompass Home Health operating unit of HealthSouth Corporation has completed its acquisition of the home health and hospice agency operations of CareSouth Health System, Inc. for $170 million in cash. Ropes & Gray represented HealthSouth in the transaction, which was announced on Aug. 31 and closed on Nov. 2.
Birmingham, Ala.-based HealthSouth is one of the nation’s largest providers of post-acute health care services. CareSouth, which is based in Augusta, Ga., provides home health, hospice and private duty services in 45 locations across the mid-Atlantic and Southeast region of the United States.
The Ropes & Gray team was led by private equity partner Neill Jakobe (Chicago); tax partner Aaron Harsh (Boston); health care partner Deborah Gersh (Chicago); intellectual property transactions counsel Thomas Burke (New York); antitrust counsel Deidre Johnson (Boston); and private equity associate Timothy Castelli.
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