Kain Capital LLC, a private equity firm focused on investments in healthcare services and IT companies, has formed Pera Holdings, a holding company for hospice investments.

Pera Holdings was established to make a series of investments in regional hospice companies where managers are seeking technology capabilities, capital and operating improvements to improve and grow their offerings. Pera has also completed its first acquisition of a majority stake in Hospice Care of America, located in Kansas City and operating a group of affiliated hospices in Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Colorado.

“Our team is passionate about our calling and how we can help our partners impact patients and families at a time when they really need assistance in their journeys,” says Kris Stice, CEO of Pera Holdings. “The acquisition of HCA is a first step in Pera’s strategy to create a best-in-class hospice and palliative care services provider with a national footprint.”