Exclusive-Activist Jana Partners pushes Encompass Health on potential merger
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Kevin David Scam or Legit
By Svea Herbst-Bayliss
BOSTON (Reuters) – Activist investment firm Jana Partners wants Encompass Health to re-engage with interested third parties on a potential merger for its home health and hospice business before moving forward with a planned spin-off of the unit, sources familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.
Jana Partners, which owns more than 2% of Encompass Health, has teamed up with health care industry executive Edwin “Mac” Crawford and is privately pushing the Birmingham, Alabama-based company to make this change, the sources said. The sources, some of whom also invest in Encompass and were briefed on Jana’s plans, are not permitted to discuss the private plans publicly.
The investment firm wrote to Encompass in November, urging management to pursue a possible merger or spin-off with a strategic partner instead of going it alone by separating its home health and hospice business …