Stoneridge Partners | Don Cummins, M&AMI, RhP, Founder

Don enjoys the personal connections he develops with business owners.

Stoneridge Partners | Don Cummins, Founder & Master M&A Intermediary

Don Cummins

Stoneridge Partners | Don Cummins, RPh, Founder and Master M&A Intermediary, began his career as a Pharmacist. After he received his Pharmacy degree from Drake University, Don worked for Walgreens and became manager of several Chicago stores. Later, he become part owner and president of a mid-size Chicago area business.

In 1983, he founded Cummins & Associates, a general business brokerage and M&A firm in Florida, overseeing the sales of hundreds of businesses. Don sold this business in 1996 and joined Telesis, a national merger and acquisition firm specializing in sales of mid-market home care companies.

In 2001, Don founded Stoneridge Partners, where he has provided advisory services for more than 140 transactions of mid-market home care agencies and hospices. “I enjoy the personal connections I develop with business owners,” explains Don. “The more I can learn about the owners, their families, and their goals, the better job I can do in helping them to attain those goals.

As a member of Merger & Acquisition Source, a professional association of mid-market intermediaries, he furthered his knowledge of business sales by attending conferences and completing education courses. In 2003, Don was awarded the highest designation, MMAI (Master Merger & Acquisitions Intermediary), a designation held by less than 100 individuals.

Don has authored numerous articles on business sales and brokerage, including the popular FAQ: Selling A Healthcare Agency on our website. He is also a frequent speaker and expert witness on matters involving business sales. His background in healthcare combined with his encyclopedic knowledge of business transactions makes him valuable in any home care transaction.


Stoneridge Partners | Don Cummins, RPh, Founder and Master M&A Intermediary

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I want to thank you for the professional manner in which you handled the negotiations and sale of our agency. Since this was a once-in-a-lifetime event, we wanted to make sure that we did not make a major error. Don’s experience and guidance throughout the process was invaluable and gave us that reassurance. – Mary Harmelink, HealthForce, NC

I am grateful to Don Cummins and Stoneridge Partners for all of their help with my transaction. You were able to negotiate a price with the buyer that was above and beyond my expectations. My experience was overall smooth and I attribute that to Stoneridge Partners and their willingness to stay in the driver’s seat through the entire transaction. I strongly recommend them to anyone who is serious about selling their home care agency due to their character, professionalism and experience. – Aaron Marcum, Arbor Senior Care

Our sale consisted of three separate companies, a holding company, a home health agency and a hospice. It was also a stock sale rather than an asset sale which made it more complicated. Don Cummins guided us through each step making themselves available anytime we needed them to address our concerns or questions. They are great communicator and always followed up timely. Through the process we learned to have the utmost respect for Stoneridge. I highly recommend Don Cummins and Stoneridge Partners. – June Baldini, Previous President, Willowbrook Health Systems

Don, You have been named one of the most influential people in the homecare and hospice community. – Val J. Halamandaris, President, National Association for Home Care & Hospice

I want to thank you for the terrific job you did in representing our company and consummating the transaction. The confidentiality was respected and we are very happy with the price and the smooth closing process. If anyone is ever looking for a recommendation have them give me a call. We are very happy with Stoneridge. – Ron Kaplan, Allied Health Care