Tag: mergers and acquisitions

Finance

Foundation Partners Group announces new acquisition, record growth

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 is owned by Access Partners of Baltimore, Maryland. In the press release the company announces the acquisition of Baldwin Brothers Funeral and Cremation Society of […]

Business Finance

What we are hearing on the Street. .. . and from some other sources

So, we are one week into the new year of 2022.  There are a few things that have been predicted since the new Presidential administration came into office last January, especially after the inflationary times that started last Spring. One of the the predicted things we heard about was that a new administration may eventually get around to changing some of the tax laws about capital gains. . . . . in other words, how the money is taxed when […]

Business Finance

Is this the start of the M & A train we were told is coming down the tracks?

A high number of Baby Boomers in ownership roles, the un-planned last two years of Covid-related operations, the thought of an increase in capital gains taxes. . . . . .those are all valid reasons that have many owners of funeral homes thinking of getting out of the ownership realm..  At the beginning of 2021 it was predicted that those issues, among others, could quite possibly lead to a large volume of funeral homes changing hands in the 2021 calendar […]

Finance

Anthem Partners expands to Canada

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 Saskatchewan and Manitoba. The Speers Group has brought together five organizations that care for 2,000 families annually. Owner and President of Speers Funeral and Cremation […]

Afternoon Edition

Park Lawn enters state of Georgia with acquisition

Park Lawn Corporation (PLC), the Canadian based funeral and cemetery operator announced in this press release yesterday that they had entered the state of Georgia with an agreement to purchase the Ingram Funeral Home & Crematory located in Cumming, Forsythe County.  The press release stated that the acquisition is scheduled to close in December of this year. J. Bradley Green, CEO of Park Lawn Corporation, had this to say about the transaction, “We are pleased to continue to grow our […]

Finance

Park Lawn Corporation announces three acquisitions

Toronto-based Park Lawn Corporation, a funeral home and cemetery owner and operator, announced in this press release last week that it had acquired three businesses which constitute an addition of six stand-alone funeral homes, one stand-alone cemetery, three combination funeral home/cemetery properties, and five event centers.  All businesses are located in their growing North Carolina and Tennessee market areas. The companies acquired include Pugh Funeral Homes and New Hope Memorial Gardens in North Carolina, Smith Funeral & Cremation Service and […]

Finance

Will Axar take StoneMor private?

As you can see from this Yahoo Finance article, Axar Capital Management has sent StoneMor Inc. a letter expressing “an interest in pursuing discussions concerning strategic alternatives that may be beneficial to the Company and its various stakeholders.”  As you may know, and according to E-Trade, Axar Capital Management currently owns 88.6 million of the 118 million common shares of StoneMor Inc.  Those 88.6 million shares represent over 75% of the outstanding common stock. StoneMor Inc. is a Pennsylvania based operator […]

Preneed

Assurant closes sale of Global Preneed unit to CUNA Mutual Group

In a follow-up to what Funeral Director Daily reported in March, this press release will inform you that Madison, Wisconsin, based CUNA Mutual Group has closed on its acquisition of Assurant Global Preneed.  The press release states that the purchase price was approximately $1.35 billion. Assurant CEO Alan Colberg said this in the release, “This sale marks an important milestone in the transformation of Assurant, sharpening our focus on our market-leading lifestyle and housing businesses, and better positioning our company […]

Finance

Foundation Partners keeps acquisition train rolling along

Only about ten days removed from announcing the acquisition of a funeral home in northeast Minnesota, Foundation Partners Group made another announcement at the end of last week.  The press release goes on to say that Foundation Partners Group, the private equity backed funeral home and cemetery consolidator and operator, has reached an agreement to acquire The Springs Funeral Services of Colorado Springs, Colorado. The announcement goes on to say that with these two new locations, Foundation Partners will now […]

Business Finance

Independent operators. . . . .know your value

Back in 1990 I spent about three days north of Vancouver, British Columbia, along the Campbell River fishing for salmon with a group of funeral industry people.  One of the days was spent in a small fishing boat with a gentleman about thirty years my senior who had spent almost his entire funeral service career as an acquisition target expert for the large corporate entities.  Suffice it to say, I listened and learned a lot about the mergers and acquisition […]