The Signature Group

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Category: Deathcare Services
Transaction Type: Leveraged Buyout, 2013
Add-On Acquisitions: SCI Divestitures, 2014 |  Ott & Lee, 2016 | Gabaldon Mortuary, 2017 | DeVargas Funeral Home, 2017
JMH Board Members:
•  John Nies
•  Scott Steele
•  Tate Bevis
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Signature Funeral and Cemetery Investments, LLC was formed in partnership with two of the industry’s most experienced and highly-regarded veterans.  The company operates funeral homes and cemetery properties in select markets throughout North America.  Signature seeks to provide succession and exit opportunities to independent mortuary and cemetery operators that are a superior alternative for their employees and customers.

Signature was formed with the platform acquisition of Daniels Family Funeral Services in Albuquerque, NM. Daniels is the leader in the market, operating 10 homes and 3 cemeteries throughout Albuquerque.  A tenth location opened in Santa Fe, NM and the DeVargas Funeral Home, acquired in 2017, bring Signature’s total properties in New Mexico to 12 homes and 3 cemeteries. In 2014, following the merger of SCI and Stewart Enterprises, Signature expanded its footprint to the Kansas City and Dallas markets with the acquisition of 4 homes and 3 cemeteries in greater Kansas City, and 2 homes and 3 cemeteries in Dallas. In 2016, Signature entered Mississippi with the acquisition of the prestigious and historic Ott & Lee business, consisting of 4 locations in Jackson, MS. Signature continues to seek complementary acquisitions throughout the United States.