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Behavioral Health Company Goes Public after Acquisition

The Behavioral Health sector isn’t charging into the New Year. Only two deals have been announced in the first three weeks of January, but one of those is unusual for the sector. On January 11, 2017, Global Partner Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: GPAC), a blank-check company formed for the purpose of effecting a business combination, merged […]


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Urgent Care Centers May Benefit from ACA Repeal

Last week, the Urgent Care Association of America (UCAOA) released its annual Benchmarking Report. In it was the finding that the number of urgent care centers increased 10% in 2016, to 7,357 centers. Looking through our database, it’s obvious that the majority of that year-over-year growth in urgent care centers was de novo, not from […]



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Pharmaceutical Deals Celebrate the New Year

The Pharmaceutical sector hasn’t wasted any time getting busy in the New Year. As of January 18, 2017, 10 pharma deals have been announced, with disclosed prices totaling $7.18 billion. Of course, the annual JP Morgan Healthcare Summit, held this year from January 9 to January 13, helped to boost the announcements. The largest deal so […]

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Bain Capital Expands its Pediatric Home Health Platform

In less than a month, Bain Capital Private Equity has built a major pediatric home health care platform. It began on December 19,  2016, with Bain’s announcement that it was acquiring Dallas, Texas-based Epic Health Services, from Webster Capital. On January 17, 2017, the global private equity firm announced a deal for Atlanta, Georgia-based PSA Healthcare, […]

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December 2016 Didn’t Deliver a Year-End Boost

The final month of the fourth quarter is typically a busy one for deal makers in all industries. Last year, some health care deal makers apparently got a rest. Deal volume in December 2016 was an anemic 119 transactions, compared with 131 deals in November and 148 in December 2015. The Services sectors accounted for […]

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Good-Bye, ACA. Now What?

And so it begins. A new year, a new administration, and a foreboding that things can and will go wildly out of control in the healthcare industry, as the new administration dismantles the Affordable Care Act and doesn’t bother to replace it. Judging from the market’s behavior since the November 8 election, the notion that […]

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Outpatient Surgery Centers Take the Spotlight

After a record-setting year in 2016, the Physician Medical Group sector got off to a swift start in  2017, with a deal that is telling of changing healthcare paradigms, especially the shift from inpatient to outpatient care. Only two weeks into the new year, and seven transactions have been announced for physician practices and management companies. […]