Ropes & Gray Represents HealthSouth’s Encompass in Acquisition of CareSouth Health System for $170 Million

In The News
November 3, 2015

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.