Aveanna’s Acquisition of Premiere Healthcare


Edge Healthcare Partners served as Aveanna’s financial advisor, and Greenberg Traurig, LLP as its legal advisor. Dechert, LLP served as legal advisor to J.H. Whitney. Kirkland & Ellis, LLP served as legal advisor to Bain Capital Private Equity. Lincoln International, LLC served as Premier’s financial advisor, and Proskauer Rose, LLP served as Premier’s legal advisor.

Aveanna Healthcare, the preeminent and largest pediatric home health care company in the nation, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Premier Healthcare Services, LLC.

Founded in 2005 and based in Pasadena, California, Premier is a leading provider of pediatric services to patients in California, with additional operations in Colorado and Texas. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The transaction is scheduled to close in mid to late June.


Based in Atlanta, Ga., Aveanna Healthcare is the nation’s largest provider of pediatric home care. Aveanna has 200 locations in 23 states, with 30,000 caregivers currently serving over 33,000 patients.

Kirkland & Ellis advised Bain Capital Private Equity with a team including corporate partners Matthew O’Brien (Picture) and Chris Elder and associate Lauren Yeager and debt finance partners Michelle Kilkenney and Thomas Dobleman.

Involved fees earner: Matthew O’Brien – Kirkland & Ellis; Christopher Elder – Kirkland & Ellis; Lauren Dragich – Kirkland & Ellis; Michelle Kilkenney – Kirkland & Ellis; Thomas Dobleman – Kirkland & Ellis;

Law Firms: Kirkland & Ellis;

Clients: Bain Capital;

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Author: Ambrogio Visconti