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DAK Announces the Sale of Focus Forward Skilled Care To Sonas Home Health Care

Rochelle Park, NJ – DAK, a leading investment bank specializing in middle-market mergers and acquisitions worldwide, announces that its client, Focus Forward Skilled Care, LLC (“FFSC”), headquartered in Orlando, FL, has been sold to Sonas Home Health Care.

DAK served as the exclusive investment banker and financial advisor to FFSC, initiating and managing the entire transaction process. DAK conducted a deep search identifying a number of exceptional strategic acquirers, of which Sonas Home Health Care emerged as the superior partner to bring these two leading companies together.

FFSC is a multi-site, pediatric home health care company that provides individualized, in-home care for medically complex children and infants throughout Central Florida, Tampa Bay, and the I-4 Corridor, making it possible for them to stay where they belong — at home with the people who love them most. FFSC built a reputation for highest level of care for patients and families who are in great need and highly vulnerable.

Sonas Home Health Care will continue to work with FFSC founders Kat Sullivan and Thomas Messina as they look to grow the combined company and improve the already-high standard of care provided to its at-risk, pediatric patient population.

The founders of Focus Forward Skilled have created a superior company, focused on providing both a high standard of care and strong patient experience while innovating revolutionary solutions for a high-acuity pediatric patient population. With this transaction, they will have the opportunity to extend their services to an even broader patient community by gaining a strategic partner to accelerate the company’s growth,” stated Melvyn Threatt-Peters II, Vice President, who alongside Alan Scharfstein, President, and Alexander Slawinski, Analyst, executed the transaction.

About DAK

DAK is a leading investment bank serving mid-market privately held businesses in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, business sale, financial restructuring, bankruptcy, capital advisory, valuations, and fairness opinions. Since 1984, DAK has executed hundreds of transactions across a wide range of industries. The goal is always the same, to maximize value for our clients. Headquartered in Rochelle Park, NJ, with clients throughout the country.

About Focus Forward Skilled Care

Focus Forward Skilled Care LLC is a leading pediatric home health care provider based in Orlando, Florida. Originally founded in the mid 2010’s, they are renowned for their high standard of care to pediatric patient populations. Founded by Kat Sullivan and Thomas Messina, the company is a leader in the Florida pediatric home health care market and known for their focus on patient experience and personal touch in providing care.

About Sonas Home Health Care

Sonas Home Health Care is a leading pediatric and skilled health care services provider in Florida and the greater United States. Founded over twenty years ago, their mission is to make a difference in every life they touch by providing home care that inspires people to live life to the fullest. From the clients and patients, they serve to their in-house team and caregivers, they vow to be a trusted partner.

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