Expands Financial Security Company's Service Offerings to Senior Market
RICHMOND, Va., May 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Genworth Financial, Inc.
(NYSE: GNW) announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire
CareScout, a leading provider of long term care support services in the United
States, for $12.5 million.
"This acquisition strengthens Genworth's commitment to the senior market
and supports our vision of delivering financial security to consumers," said
Buck Stinson, president of Genworth Financial's Long Term Care Insurance
business. "This acquisition continues our efforts to extend our service
offering beyond traditional insurance solutions." In addition, integrating
this long-time supplier into its Long Term Care business allows Genworth to
leverage the competencies and efficiencies of both organizations to realize
CareScout is a privately held firm headquartered in Wellesley,
Massachusetts, and a Genworth vendor for the past 10 years. The company is
dedicated to helping Americans make informed, intelligent eldercare decisions.
CareScout has connected thousands of families to appropriate providers through
their extensive data on nursing homes, assisted living facilities and home
care agencies. In addition to their proprietary facility rating system,
CareScout delivers decision-making tools and care coordination services
including in-home assessments, plan of care development and ongoing care
coordination to ensure consumers receive appropriate care and services as
their needs change.
"Our vision has always been to deliver our care support services to the
millions of Americans who face the need to plan for, and find, long term
care," said Robert N. Bua, president and founder of CareScout. "For the past
10 years, CareScout has experienced great growth. Now by joining with
Genworth, a leader and innovator in long term care, we will have the
opportunity to significantly expand our reach to the broader marketplace and
help solve the long term care issues we face in the U.S."
The transaction is expected to close in June.
About Genworth Financial
Genworth Financial, Inc. (NYSE: GNW) is a leading public Fortune 500
global financial security company. Genworth has $114 billion in assets and
employs approximately 7,000 people in 25 countries. Its products and services
help meet the investment, protection, retirement and lifestyle needs of over
15 million customers. Genworth operates through three segments: Retirement
and Protection, International and U.S. Mortgage Insurance. Its products and
services are offered through financial intermediaries, advisors, independent
distributors and sales specialists. Genworth Financial, which traces its
roots back to 1871, became a public company in 2004 and is headquartered in
Richmond, Virginia. For more information, visit genworth.com.
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SOURCE Genworth Financial, Inc.
CONTACT: Yokima Cureton of Genworth Financial, Inc., +1-804-662-2598
Web site: http://www.genworth.com