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WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health has agreed to acquire the home healthcare provider Signify Health in a deal worth about $8 billion, the company announced on Monday.
Signify Health is a leader in Health Risk Assessments, value-based care and provider enablement. With a network of more than 10,000 clinicians across all 50 states and a nationwide value-based provider network, combined with its proprietary analytics and technology platforms, Signify Health is improving patient engagement, patient outcomes and care coordination for stakeholders across the health care system. Signify Health’s clinicians and providers can have an even greater impact by engaging with CVS Health’s unique collection of assets and connecting patients to care how and when they need it.
“Signify Health will play a critical role in advancing our health care services strategy and gives us a platform to accelerate our growth in value-based care,” said CVS Health President and CEO, Karen S. Lynch. “This acquisition will enhance our connection to consumers in the home and enables providers to better address patient needs as we execute our vision to redefine the health care experience. In addition, this combination will strengthen our ability to expand and develop new product offerings in a multi-payor approach.”
Signify Health’s network of clinicians physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants utilize home-based visits to identify a patient’s clinical and social needs, and then connect them to appropriate follow-up care and community-based resources in order for the patient to have a more connected, effective care experience. In 2022, Signify Health’s clinicians expect to connect with nearly 2.5 million unique members in the home, both in-person and virtually, and on average they spend 2.5 times longer with a patient in the home than providers spend in the average primary care office visit.
Notably, since acquiring Caravan Health in March 2022, Signify Health has further expanded its focus on value-based care and population health. Today, Caravan is already a partner to over 170 providers participating in accountable care organizations (ACOs) serving Medicare beneficiaries with a focus on improving the health of underserved communities. Signify Health recently announced that its ACOs generated more than $138 million in gross savings in 2021, and in 2023 the Caravan business is expected to serve ACOs representing over 700,000 people rivaling many standalone platforms. As part of CVS Health, Signify Health will continue to advance its extensive primary care enablement capabilities, including turnkey analytics, network, and practice improvement solutions, to help providers transition to value-based reimbursement and improve quality of care.
“Signify Health’s mission is to build trusted relationships to make people healthier by using actionable intelligence to understand what’s really impacting outcomes and cost today,” said Kyle Armbrester, CEO of Signify Health. “As we carefully considered our long-term strategic options, we determined that CVS Health is the ideal partner, given its focus on expanding access to health services and helping consumers navigate to the best sites of care. We are both building an integrated experience that supports a more proactive, preventive and holistic approach to patient care, and I look forward to executing on our shared vision for the future of care delivery.”
“We formed Signify Health and recruited Kyle and the team to build a strategic innovation platform focused on leveraging technology as a catalyst for connecting key health care stakeholders to drive better patient outcomes,” said Matt Holt, Chairman of the Board, Signify Health and President of Private Equity and Managing Director at New Mountain Capital, which owns a majority stake in Signify Health. “Together with CVS Health, Signify is uniquely positioned to continue to lead the transformation to value-based care. We look forward to the significant impact this transaction will make on health care for years to come.”
Following the close of the transaction, Kyle Armbrester will continue to lead Signify Health as part of CVS Health. Signify Health’s extensive network of over 50 health plan clients and their members will further augment CVS Health’s longstanding and leading offering of payor-agnostic solutions for a diverse set of health plan and employer clients.
CVS Health will acquire Signify Health’s stock for $30.50 per share. CVS Health expects to fund the transaction with existing cash from its balance sheet and available resources and is committed to maintaining its current credit ratings. The transaction was approved by the Board of Directors at each of the respective companies. It is subject to approval by a majority of Signify Health’s stockholders, receipt of regulatory approval and satisfaction of other customary closing conditions. Private equity funds affiliated with New Mountain Capital, which owns approximately 60% of the common stock of Signify Health, have agreed to vote the shares they own in favor of the transaction, subject to customary exceptions. CVS Health and Signify Health anticipate that the transaction will close in the first half of 2023.
“This is a major step as we continue to execute on our strategy,” said CVS Health Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Shawn Guertin. “We expect the acquisition to be meaningfully accretive to earnings and, as a result, are increasingly confident we can achieve our long-term adjusted EPS goals as outlined at our Investor Day in December 2021.”