Dexter W. Braff is the Founder and President of The Braff Group, one of the nation’s leading health care merger and acquisition advisory firms (source: Refinitiv). Since its founding in 1998, The Braff Group has closed transactions with an aggregate transaction value in excess of $5 billion.
With 30 plus years of experience representing health care service companies, Dexter is recognized as one of the preeminent industry experts in health care M&A. He has written and contributed to feature articles that have appeared in numerous health care industry publications and has written a chapter in the Handbook of Business Valuation published by John Wiley & Sons. He is frequently interviewed on various topics regarding health care mergers and acquisitions by news outlets including Bloomberg News, CNBC, USA Today, The Huffington Post, BHB News, Hospice News, and HHCN News, along with various health care sector journals. Additionally, Dexter is the author of The Braff Report, a respected periodic market analysis of specific health care sectors including Behavioral Health, Home Health and Hospice, Health Care Staffing Services, Home Medical Equipment and Pharmacy Services as well as Viewpoints, which are treatises on various aspects of completing a transaction.
Dexter has been the keynote speaker, panelist or speaker on various issues regarding health care mergers and acquisitions or finance at conferences across the country including Home Care Innovation + Investment, McGuireWoods Healthcare Private Equity and Finance Conference, BRG Healthcare Leadership Conference, National Association for Home Care & Hospice Annual Conference and Financial Management Conference, National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, HME News Business Summit, Staffing Industry Analyst’s Healthcare Staffing Summit, Treatment Center Investment & Valuation Retreat, Autism Investor Summit, NATHO’s Conference for Healthcare Staffing Executives, CCAPP Addiction Leadership Conference and Aging Media’s INVEST, FUTURE, VALUE, ELEVATE and HOMECARE conferences on Behavior Health, Home Health, Home Care and Hospice. Dexter has presented seminars, webinars and moderated or participated in discussion panels for numerous entities including Expert Webcast, Aging Media’s Behavioral Health Business and Home Health Care News and Staffing Industry Analyst.
Dexter holds an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh, a Master of Science from the University of Oregon, a Bachelor of Arts from Cornell University, and received the Vincent W. Lanfear Award for academic achievement from the University of Pittsburgh. Dexter has been selected to serve on the board of several companies and institutions including the advisory board for the Home Care Innovation & Investment Conference. Dexter was inducted into The Home Care and Hospice Financial Managers Association Hall of Fame as “Dealmaker Extraordinaire” in 2019.