Kindred sells its SNF portfolio for $700M

Kindred Healthcare, Louisville, Kentucky, has sold 96 of its facilities across 18 states to BM Eagle Holdings LLC, a joint venture directed by BlueMountain Capital Management LLC, for $700 million. The properties include 89 nursing homes with 11,308 skilled nursing beds and seven assisted living communities with 380 beds.

The deal marks Kindred’s departure from the skilled nursing business, a move the company had announced in October.

"The exit and sale of our nursing center operations significantly enhances shareholder value, shifts attention to our higher margin and faster growing businesses, and advances our efforts to transform Kindred's strategy," said Kindred president and CEO Benjamin A. Breier in this week's comapny announcement. "Upon completion of this transaction, we believe Kindred's capital structure, leverage profile and operating performance will all be markedly improved."

The sale is expected to close in Q3 2017.

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