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Home Health Depot sells to Lincare

Home Health Depot sells to Lincare

INDIANAPOLIS - It began shedding business segments three years ago and now Home Health Depot has sold what's left to Clearwater, Fla.-based Lincare, according to the Indiana Business Journal.

Nathan Feltman, a majority owner of Home Health Depot, along with business partner and friend David Hartley, told the journal that it became apparent a few years ago that it would be increasingly difficult to remain profitable as a smaller diversified company in the current market due to declining Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement rates.

Feltman told the journal that he expects companies like Lincare and Lake Forest, Calif.-based Apria Healthcare to dominate the market going forward because of their size. Lincare is part of the Linde Group, a Germany-based multinational corporation that had revenues of $10.8 billion in 2016.

At its peak, Home Health Depot had 260 employees working across five divisions in six states and revenues of $32 million, according to the journal.

Feltman and Hartley will work with Lincare on the transition over the next year, then pursue other opportunities. They had 40% stakes in Home Health Depot at the time of sale, with two other investors each with 10% stakes, the journal reported.

Home Health Depot sold its complex rehab business to National Seating & Mobility in 2014 and its home access business in 2016. The company sold its hospice business to National HME earlier this year. Both NSM and National HME are private-equity backed by Court Square Partners and Tailwind Capital Group, respectively.


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