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Three-Way Therapy Merger

On October 18, Casamba LLC, a leading supplier of enterprise software systems to large therapy providers in the United States, announced a three-company merger with HealthWyse and TherapySource. Based in Boston, Massachusetts, privately held HealthWyse serves the clinical, financial and regulatory needs for home health, hospice and private duty care through its fully integrated electronic […]


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Medical Device Deals Pick Up in October

Only a few weeks into the fourth quarter, and five medical device deals have been announced, putting the year’s total at 95. Abbott (NYSE: ABT) and St. Jude Medical’s (NYSE: STJ) $1.12 divestiture of certain vascular closure and electrophysiology assets is among these five October deals, and the only one to disclose a price. On October […]




Biotech Deal Volume Increases 58% in Q3:16

Overall, mergers and acquisitions slowed in Q3:16, down 11% compared with Q2:16, and 10% lower than in Q3:15. The biotechnology sector saw just the opposite phenomenon. Biotech transactions grew by 58%, to 52 deals, compared with the previous quarter’s 33 deals, and by 24% compared with the same quarter in 2015, when 42 deals were […]

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Epic Health Expands Pediatric Skilled Nursing Services

The term “skilled nursing” usually brings to mind senior care facilities. Yet Epic Health Services, a portfolio company of Webster Capital, has built a strong platform of pediatric skilled nursing services since its founding in 2001.

Q3:16 Health Care M&A Results: Context Is Everything

Brace yourself. The third quarter results for health care mergers and acquisitions  signal a hard tap on the brakes, both in deal volume and value. That’s compared with the robust second quarter, and the same quarter a year ago. Before we go any further, though, we must note that, compared with all previous third quarters […]

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Pharmacy Software Companies Merge

Specialty pharmacies have attracted a lot of interest from private equity firms in 2016. Now it’s specialty pharmacy services companies that are beginning to see consolidation. In October, Rx30, a portfolio company of GTCR since June 2015, merged with another pharmacy software supplier, privately held Computer Rx. Rx30 develops and supplies pharmacy management software solutions to […]

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REIT-backed Hospital Deals Accelerate

Now that hospitals and health systems have realized most of the benefits they expected from the Affordable Care Act, the mergers and acquisitions in the hospital sector have been supplanted by partnerships, clinical collaborations, joint ventures, strategic alliances and affiliations. But there is one group of acquirers still on the prowl: real estate investment trusts […]

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WellCare Branches into Arizona with Care1st Buy

WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) is moving into the Arizona Medicare and Medicaid markets. Care1st Health Plan, an affiliate of Blue Shield of California, agreed to sell its subsidiaries Care1st Health Plan Arizona, Inc. and ONECare by Care1st Health Plan of Arizona, Inc. (together, Care1st Arizona), managed care companies that provide Medicaid and Medicare […]