LLCP Acquires Senior Helpers

MCLEAN, VA – October 16, 2012 – The McLean Group today announced that it acted as the exclusive mergers and acquisitions (M&A) investment banking advisor to SH Franchising, LLC (Senior Helpers) in its sale to Levine Leichtman Capital Partners (LLCP), an independent investment firm with approximately $5 billion of institutional capital under management. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Senior Helpers provides premier in-home senior care for elderly individuals. The Maryland-based company was founded in 2002 and began franchising in 2005. Senior Helpers provides personal and companion care services in more than 270 locations in 39 states and Canada.

Senior Helpers’ Peter Ross, CEO and Tony Bonacuse, President stated “The McLean Group was instrumental is assisting us in finding a strategic capital partner for the business. We appreciate their efforts and, along with LLCP, look forward to continuing to grow the Senior Helpers brand.”

Regarding this transaction, Lauren Leichtman, CEO of LLCP stated “Senior Helpers has experienced tremendous growth since inception. With its national network of dedicated franchisees and strong nationwide brand name recognition, the company is uniquely positioned to benefit from the continued strong growth in the in-home elderly care industry. We are excited to partner with two great entrepreneurs in CEO Peter Ross and President Tony Bonacuse as well as the rest of the Senior Helpers management team. We look forward to the continued growth of the business.”

The McLean Group’s Franchise practice advised on this transaction.


The McLean Group is an investment bank providing M&A, business valuation and strategic consulting services to middle market businesses. Headquartered in Washington, DC’s technology, communications and government contracting corridor, it is among the largest independent middle market investment banks in the nation. The McLean Group serves domestic and international clients and has a broad resume of successfully consummated financial transactions.

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