Becton, Dickinson’s $24 billion deal for C.R. Bard helps it expand into markets outside the United States, and to treat diseases beyond diabetes.
The Medical Device sector isn't seeing a flood of deals, but the dollars are adding up fast. In the first four months of 2017, dollars committed to deals in this sector[...]
Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA (NYSE: FMS) has been a busy deal maker. In 2016, its subsidiary Fresenius Helios bought the Spanish hospital chain Quironsalud for $6.5 billion, its[...]
Envision Healthcare (NYSE: EVHC) officially merged with AmSurg Corp. (NYSE: AMSG) in December 2016. The $2.35 billion merger disappointed EVHC investors who were looking for a buyout by a larger company.[...]
Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH) announced its $6.1 billion acquisition of three Medtronic businesses (NYSE:MDT) on the same day it disappointed shareholders with its 2017 guidance update. (more…)
It seems so long ago. Back in February 2016, Abbott (NYSE: ABT) and Alere Inc. (NYSE: ALR) announced their $5.8 billion deal. Abbott's board okay'ed paying $56 per common share of[...]
Fresenius Medical Care has invested more than $5.1 billion in its U.S. pharmaceutical unit, Fresenius Kabi, in April 2017.
Envision Healthcare, which merged with AmSurg in December 2016, has rebranded its leading division as Physician Services. Good-bye, ambulatory surgery or medical transport.
Cardinal Health, Inc. announced its $6.1 billion acquisition of three Medtronic businesses on the same day it disappointed shareholders with its 2017 guidance update.
More than a year after Abbott and Alere agreed to merge, the lawsuits have been closed and the marriage is back on. The contract was renegotiated, of course.
Care Capital Properties, a healthcare REIT spun off from Ventas in 2015, acquired six behavioral health hospitals from Signature Healthcare.
Deals for medical device companies have slowed considerably since 2016. The sector seems to be gaining new life as the second quarter of 2017 begins.
Healthcare investors made a lot of deals in March, but spent 47% less than in February on those deals.
Home health care provider ResCare has switched from skilled nursing home health care to providing care for lower-acuity adults.
2015 was the big year for managed care mergers and acquisitions. With Congress making uncertain moves to replace the Affordable Care Act in 2017, deal making won’t rebound to 2015 levels any time soon.