funeral home acquisitions

Carriage Services adds “hinted at” acquisition

By Funeral Director Daily / August 16, 2022 /

In Carriage Service’s 2nd Quarter financial report, Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel, Steve Metzger, hinted that the company had two acquisitions in the pipeline that would probably be announced in the following couple of weeks. We now know, thru this Carriage Services press release, that one of those acquisitions appears to be 800-call Funeraria…

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Propel Funeral Partners makes acquisition. . . . enters pet business

By Funeral Director Daily / August 9, 2022 /

Propel Funeral Partners, billed as the 2nd largest provider of death care services in Australia and New Zealand  announced last week its acquisition of Community Funerals and Cremations for Pets.  Community Funerals operates from four locations in and around Cairns, Queensland, and was founded in 2008.  Cremations for Pets was founded in 2017. The business…

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Thinking outside the box on acquisitions

By Funeral Director Daily / August 5, 2022 /

I recently came across this article from the Dayton (Ohio) Daily News.  The article told the story of the Routsong Funeral Home acquiring the Morris Sons “funeral business” of the same community.  What was interesting was that the article told of the Routsong Funeral Home “picking up (the) pre-funded funeral service arrangements for an additional…

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Park Lawn makes acquisition, enters the state of Virginia

By Funeral Director Daily / July 11, 2022 /

This press release issued last week by Park Lawn Corporation (PLC) will tell you of their acquisition of Farris Funeral Service, Inc. and Affiliated Service Group, Inc. (collectively known as “Farris”).  The businesses acquired include one stand-alone funeral home and one on-site funeral home and cemetery located in Abingdon, Virginia. Here’s what Park Lawn Corporation…

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It’s summer time, the living is easy. . .and the mergers and acquisitions continue. .

By Funeral Director Daily / June 28, 2022 /

There is a saying where I come from that says, “It’s summer time and the living is easy”.  It conjures up thoughts of being on the golf course, and at the lake, and evenings around the fire pit — in general just simple laid back easy times to relax with family and friends. From what…

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Acquisitions, new locations. . . .the business of funerals just keeps rolling along. . .

By Funeral Director Daily / April 12, 2022 /

It never ceases to amaze me how as habits change, some things stay the same and just keep rolling along.  I don’t mean that in any negative way, but as death care is looking at new options such as alkaline hydrolysis, green burial, and natural organic reduction in the future, the tried and true ways…

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Carriage Services reports 2021 Year End, CEO Payne states “Succession Plan Format”

By Funeral Director Daily / March 1, 2022 /

I think it is fair to say that Melvin Payne, CEO and founder of Carriage Services is an unusual leader — but, it is also probably fair to say that Payne’s style of leadership has been effective since the inception of Carriage Services in 1991. In last week’s published 2021 4th Quarter and Year End…

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Security National Financial makes two January acquisitions

By Funeral Director Daily / January 27, 2022 /

Security National Financial Corporation (SNFC), parent company of Utah-based Memorial Mortuaries announced in two separate press releases the acquisition of two funeral service companies, one of which also operates a large cemetery in addition to their four funeral locations. In this press release you can read of the acquisition of Salt Lake City provider Holbrook…

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Foundation Partners Group announces new acquisition, record growth

By Funeral Director Daily / January 11, 2022 /

In this press release from last week, Foundation Partners Group (FPG) announced a new acquisition and also gave some indication of its growth over the past couple of years. Foundation Partners Group is the privately owned death care consolidator based in Orlando, Florida, that appears to set its acquisition sights on cremation heavy firms.  FPG…

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Anthem Partners expands to Canada

By Funeral Director Daily / December 21, 2021 /

This press release from Frisco, Texas, based Anthem Partners will let you know that the privately-held operator of cemeteries and funeral homes has expanded into Canada with the addition of the Speers Group of Companies.  According to the press release, the Speers Group consists of funeral homes and memorial gardens located in the provinces of…

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