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ATLANTA July 20, 2018 – Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP represented Aveanna Healthcare (“Aveanna”), the largest pediatric home health care company in the nation, in the acquisition of Premier Healthcare Services, LLC (“Premier”), a leading provider of pediatric services to patients in California, with additional operations in Colorado and Texas. Financial terms of the transaction, which closed June 30th, were not disclosed.

This acquisition marks the continuation of a longstanding relationship between Aveanna Management and Greenberg Traurig’s Gary Snyder, a shareholder in the Atlanta office, who led the deal team and has represented  Aveanna Executive Chairman Rod Windley in a number of companies and transactions over the last 25 years.

Snyder said, “Greenberg Traurig has been pleased to play an important role in acquisitions that have resulted in Aveanna’s current status as the national leader in pediatric home care. The company’s growth is ongoing, as management continues to identify partners such as Premier that allow them to deliver their high-demand services to significant markets including California and Texas.”

“Premier Healthcare Services is an outstanding company that will greatly expand Aveanna’s presence in key markets with high demand for vital, high-quality services for medically complex pediatric patients and their families,” Windley said. “Our mission is to put our patients and families at the center of everything we do, and Premier’s talented professionals and exceptional capabilities enhance our ability to do that in fast-growing, attractive markets.”

In addition to Snyder, Greenberg Traurig’s deal team included Ronald Eisenman (Shareholder, Atlanta), Stacey Gallant (Shareholder, Atlanta), Stephanie Ratcliffe (Shareholder, Atlanta), Todd Wozniak (Shareholder, Atlanta), Stephen Pepper (Shareholder, New York), Harry Friedman (Shareholder, Fort Lauderdale/Phoenix), Maribel Nicholson-Choice (Shareholder, Tallahassee), Mindy Leathe (Shareholder, Miami), Jonathan Perry (Shareholder, Orlando), Jamie Rich (Shareholder, San Francisco), Brandon Eckford (Associate, Miami), Forrest Ragsdale (Associate, Orlando), Philip Person (Associate, San Francisco), Dylan Shea (Associate, Orlando), Rebecca Rotem (Practice Group Attorney, Washington, D.C.),  Bethany Stokes (Project Attorney, Boston), and Nora Hernandez (Senior Paralegal, Atlanta).

Edge Healthcare Partners, Barclays and Bank of Montreal Capital Markets served as Aveanna's financial advisors. Lincoln International, LLC served as Premier’s financial advisor, and Proskauer Rose, LLP served as Premier’s legal advisor.

About Greenberg Traurig: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has more than 2,000 attorneys in 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, was named the largest firm in the U.S. by Law360 in 2017, and is among the Top 20 on the 2017 Am Law Global 100. Web: Twitter: @GT_Law.

About Aveanna Healthcare: Based in Atlanta, Ga., Aveanna Healthcare is the nation’s largest provider of pediatric home care. Aveanna has 226 locations in 23 states, with 32,000 caregivers currently serving over 40,000 patients. A privately-owned company, Aveanna is dedicated to providing outstanding care with compassion, quality and clinical excellence. For more information, visit

About Premier Healthcare Services: Founded in 2005, Premier Healthcare Services, LLC is one of the largest private duty nursing providers in California, with 21 licensed and certified offices in California with an emerging presence in the Texas and Colorado pediatric home health markets. It is also California’s largest provider of Behavioral Health Benefit Administration Services, serving over 12,000 consumers in 21 Regional Centers.