Humana to acquire Enclara Healthcare

LOUISVILLE, Ky. & PHILADELPHIA — Humana Inc. announced Monday it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire privately held Enclara Healthcare, one of the nation’s largest hospice pharmacy and benefit management providers, from Consonance Capital Partners and Enclara management.

Enclara is a leading pharmacy solutions provider focused on simplifying care delivery in complex care populations to improve patient experience, quality and cost.

The Enclara acquisition provides Humana with the opportunity to extend its comprehensive care continuum strategy to cover the pharmacy-related needs associated with hospice care, simplify the mail order pharmacy experience, and advance its technology stack for in-home pharmacy through areas such as enhanced mobile medication management and improved electronic medical record connectivity.

“Enclara represents a logical extension of Humana Pharmacy’s strategy given the company’s unique ability to play a role in advanced illness care and supplement our existing care delivery system,” said Scott Greenwell, PharmD, president, Humana Pharmacy Solutions. “We look forward to leveraging and expanding the capabilities of Enclara to further advance our clinical management expertise.”

Enclara has cultivated trusted relationships with its customers, serving over 450 hospice providers and 97,000 hospice patients per day through multiple, scalable models designed to fit unique customer needs.

“I am excited about the opportunity to work closely with Humana to carry on Enclara’s mission of serving as an invaluable resource to hospice providers,” said Andrew Horowitz, founder and CEO, Enclara Healthcare. “This combination will allow Enclara to accelerate innovation aimed at delivering timely and cost effective pharmacy solutions.”

The Enclara transaction, which includes acquisition of Enclara Pharmacia, GuidantRx and Avanti Health Care Services, is anticipated to close during the first half of 2020 and is subject to customary state and federal regulatory approvals as well as other customary closing conditions. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The transaction is expected to have an immaterial impact to earnings in 2020.

Centerview Partners LLC is acting as financial advisor to Humana. Crowell & Moring LLP is acting as legal advisor to Humana. Evercore Inc. is acting as financial advisor to Enclara and Consonance Capital Partners. Latham & Watkins LLP is acting as legal advisor to Enclara and Consonance Capital Partners.