September 19, 2013: Atlanta-based, Gentiva Health Services has agreed to acquire the Austin, Texas-based, Harden Healthcare Holdings for $355 million in cash and $53.8 million in Gentiva common stock, for a total consideration of $408.8 million. A portfolio company of private equity investor, Capstar Partners, Harden Healthcare operates home, hospice and community care services in 13 states primarily situated in the South Central states. The purchase complements Gentiva’s operations as a leading provider of home healthcare and hospice services across the United States.