Home Helpers Announces Sale to Linsalata Capital Partners

CINCINNATI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Linsalata Capital Partners (LinCap), a Cleveland-based private equity
firm, announced that it has acquired a majority interest in H.H.
Franchising Inc., the Cincinnati-based franchisor of Home

The new ownership will not affect the company’s relationship with its
network of individual operating owners in more than 600 communities all
across the country. H.H. Franchising will maintain its existing
headquarters in Cincinnati.

“Home Helpers has experienced tremendous growth over the past several
years and our strategy is to accelerate that pace,” said Home Helpers
CEO and President Emma Dickison. “LinCap gives us access to the
resources to make our vision for the company a reality by investing in
our two greatest strategic advantages: our brand and our system.”

As part of the transaction, Dickison and her management team at Home
Helpers headquarters will remain with the company.

“Home Helpers has created a support system that’s unique in its industry
and its record of double-digit annual growth is proof of its value to
clients and owners,” said Jay Studdard, managing director of Linsalata
Capital Partners. “We’re eager to work with Emma and her team to take
advantage of the continuing growth potential for the network and its
owner operators.”

Founded in 1997, Home Helpers is now one of the largest networks of
providers in the United States offering home care to seniors, expectant
mothers and those recuperating at home. The transaction is the result of
a year-long strategic planning process.

“With Linsalata Capital, we saw partners who share our commitment to the
Home Helpers culture and system as well as the importance of continuing
to grow as an independent network,” Dickison said. “This is a great
opportunity for all of us and for our operating owners.”

About Linsalata Capital Partners

Located in the Cleveland suburb of Mayfield Heights, Ohio, Linsalata
Capital Partners was founded in 1984 and has combined its strong
financial capabilities with extensive operational experience to
accelerate the growth of middle-market companies. In its more than 31
years of investing, the firm has completed 110 buy-side transactions
totaling more than $3 billion. Linsalata Capital Partners is currently
investing from its seventh fund, Linsalata Capital Partners Fund VI,
L.P., with $427 million in committed equity capital.

About Home Helpers

Founded in 1997, Cincinnati-based Home Helpers is one of the nation’s
leading senior-care franchises, specializing in comprehensive home care
services for seniors, expectant and new mothers, those recovering from
illness or injury and individuals facing lifelong challenges. Home
Helpers currently has a presence in more than 600 communities across
North America and is seeking qualified franchise candidates in strategic
communities throughout the country. Home Helpers was recently ranked the
#1 Senior Care Franchise and “Best of the Best” by Entrepreneur magazine
for the fifth straight year and continues to lead the way in the
senior-care industry. Home Helpers is affiliated with Direct Link Help
At The Touch Of A Button, a national provider of medical alert units,
including a 24-hour personal emergency response system, an automated
medication dispenser and vital signs monitoring units that enable
seniors to feel safer and live independently at home for longer than
might otherwise be possible. Home Helpers does not discriminate against
anyone on the basis of religion, race, sex, color, national origin,
ethnicity, disability, age or sexual preference in connection with
employment or acceptance, treatment, or participation in its programs,
services and activities. For more information on Home Helpers and
franchising opportunities, visit www.homehelpershomecare.com.


For Linsalata Capital Partners:
John A. (Jay) Studdard, Jr.
A. Beg
For Home Helpers: