Agape Care Appoints Alex Ferguson as Senior Vice President of Mergers and Acquisitions as Company Continues Expansion Through the Southeast

Spartanburg, S.C., September 13, 2022 – Agape Care Group (Agape Care), a portfolio company of Ridgemont Equity Partners and a leading hospice and palliative care provider in the Southeast, announced today that Alex Ferguson will become the senior vice president of mergers and acquisitions.

In this post, Ferguson will assess and prioritize M&A opportunities to match the company’s growth trajectory and vision for expansion. His 14 years of experience leading business development and knowledge of how to successfully integrate organizations will add great value to Agape Care’s strategic growth plan.

“We are excited to have Alex join the team, enhancing our expertise in attracting and integrating great health care companies. He will play a crucial role in the expansion of the Agape family as we continue our mission of being the premier provider of care in the Southeast,” said Troy Yarborough, chief executive officer of Agape Care Group.

Since 2004, Ferguson has built his career in corporate development with a focus supporting founders and entrepreneurs to create, grow, and realize value for their businesses. He previously led corporate development and strategic initiatives for Guardian Pharmacy, a leading long-term care pharmacy provider, and adds experience in venture capital from his time with CHMG Capital. He graduated with honors from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology before earning an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua College of Business.

“I am thrilled to be joining Agape Care during this time of growth and expansion,” said Ferguson. “There is tremendous opportunity in the hospice and palliative care landscape to add great organizations to the Agape Care portfolio, merging resources to enhance providers and reach more patients,” he concluded.


As a regional leader in hospice and palliative care, Agape Care Group proudly serves 3,200 patients across South Carolina, Georgia and North Carolina. The company’s 1,300 employees are committed to serving with love those touched by an advanced illness, providing comfort and support through compassionate care and meaningful experiences. Agape Care Group offers hospice and palliative services across multiple settings and is renowned for its superior patient-family experience and expertly trained professionals. For more information, visit


About Ridgemont Equity Partners

Ridgemont Equity Partners is a Charlotte-based middle market buyout and growth equity investor. Since 1993, the principals of Ridgemont have invested over $6 billion. The firm focuses on equity investments up to $500 million and utilizes a proven, industry-focused investment approach and repeatable value creation strategies.

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