The Dealmakers Forum E-Newsletter, April 10, 2013 – Being Number One, Des Moines an Iowa-based Life Care Services is Partnering With Sears Methodist Retirement System in Texas, Breaking the Market Down into Quartiles


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April 10, 2013 Issue:
Seniors Housing Weekly Update: 60 Seconds with Steve Monroe
Being Number One. It takes a lot of effort and team work to be number one, but it’s worth it….. Read More

Recent Senior Care M&A Deals

Home Health Care




 Salus Homecare

Aspen Home Health & Rehab


LHC Group Inc.

Infirmary Hospice Care


VITAS Healthcare Corporation

Solari Hospice Care


Long-Term Care




 Kandu Capital, LLC

Two Senior Living Communities

 $7.2 million

 The Ensign Group, Inc.

 Three skilled nursing facilities

 $7.1 million

 Regional Owner/Operator

Desert Gardens Assisted Living

 $3.53 million

 National Owner

Pelican Pointe Assisted Living

 $20.95 million

 National Owner

Princeton Village Assisted Living

 $6.8 million

Deal of the Week: Life Care Services
When we think of a major “deal,” we often think of an acquisition. But this week our “deal of the week” is not an acquisition per se, but a transaction whereby Des Moines, Iowa-based Life Care Services is partnering with Sears Methodist Retirement System in Texas and will assume the management and marketing of all of Sears Methodist’s communities. This will be no small task. Sears Methodist has 11 communities in Texas with 1,722 units, including 685 independent living, 102 assisted living and 34 memory care units, plus 901 skilled nursing beds. There are 1,326 community-based employees and 43 in the corporate office. A senior executive of Life Care, Greg Williams, will become president and CEO of Sears Methodist and, we presume, work under the Life Care umbrella……… Want to read more news? Click here for a free trial to The SeniorCare Investor and download the current issue today
Stock of the Week: LTC Properties
The seniors housing providers have had quite a run in the stock market, but it is looking more and more like they have plateaued, at least until first quarter earnings are released which, if positive, may provide a pop or two. The entire REIT sector, however, could be the “stock” of the week, but LTC Properties has had the biggest gain since the beginning of April, increasing by 5.6%, and that is on top of a 5.6% gain in March, and it is now up 22% for the year (so far). This time last year, the stock had a dividend yield of 5.4%, but with the 34% price gain since then, the yield has dropped below 4.4%. Investors may like the fact that LTC pays its dividends monthly, rather than the common quarterly payout. No one complains about receiving their money faster…….Want to read more news? Click here for a free trial to The SeniorCare Investor and download the current issue today
Stat of the Week
Most of the statistics that you see in the acquisition market revolve around averages and medians. While important, breaking the market down into quartiles may be more relevant for some buyers and sellers. In 2012, the upper quartile price for assisted living communities sold was $175,100 per unit, meaning that 25% of the properties sold were at that price or higher. This was actually lower than the upper quartile in 2011, when it hit $190,100 per unit. The lower quartile, however, increased in 2012 to $95,100 per unit, from $82,000 per unit in 2011, meaning that 25% of the assisted living communities sold had a price lower than these levels in their respective years. These stats and more are discussed in our just published Senior Care Acquisition Report (18th Edition)………. Want to read more news? Click here for a free trial to The SeniorCare Investor and download the current issue today
Expert Opinion: A Conversation with Richard Lerner
In this “Expert Opinion” interview, Rich Lerner, Director, Housing & Healthcare Finance, LLC, discusses long-term fixed rates, HUD, bridge financing, staff, and more….. Watch Video
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