Dentsply Sirona Picks Up MIS Implants

Just last September, Dentsply International (NASDAQ: XRAY) acquired Sirona Dental Systems (NASDAQ: SIRO) for $5.5 billion in an all-stock transaction. The acquisition added Sirona’s worldwide dental equipment business, which posted revenues of $1.15 billion (4.8x) on a trailing 12-month basis, and EBITDA of $280 million (19.8x). The transaction created the world’s largest maker of professional dental products […]

Medtronic Swoons over HeartWare

Medtronic plc (NYSE: MDT) kept up its busy acquisition pace, notching its fifth deal in 2016. The target is HeartWare International (NASDAQ: HTWR), developer and maker of miniaturized implantable heart pumps or ventricular assist devices (VAD) for the treatment of advanced heart failure. Its lead product is the HVAD® System, featuring the world’s smallest full-support ventricular […]

Digital Health Deals Strike New Heights

The digital health sector is on fire in the first half of 2016. Through June 24 we’ve recorded 82 transactions with a business-to-business eHealth company as the target. Sixteen of those were announced in June alone. (We don’t cover consumer-facing health apps or social media platforms.) In the first half of 2015, just 60 deals […]

Teva Unloads 15 Generics on Impax

To fulfill a condition of its $40.1 billion acquisition of Allergan‘s (NYSE: AGN) U.S. generics business, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NYSE: TEVA) agreed to sell a broad portfolio of generic products across solid oral, inhalable, injectable and topical dosage forms to Impax Laboratories Inc. (NASDAQ: IPXL). The $586 million price includes the return to Impax of […]

The FTC’s Recent Losses in Hospital M&A

The Federal Trade Commission’s antitrust unit has been very active in the health care sector in recent years, thanks in part to the steady beat of hospital mergers and acquisitions taking place. In 2015, 102 hospital transactions were announced, up slightly from 99 the year before. Halfway through 2016, we’ve recorded 48 hospital deals, which is […]

Kindred Expands in Arkansas

Kindred Healthcare (NYSE: KND) is at it again. The Louisville, Kentucky-based long-term care company announced its acquisition of a broad portfolio of home health, hospice and personal care services under the aegis of the Arkansas Department of Health. Kindred won a state bidding process with a bid of $39 million. The targets include 74 home health […]

AmSurg Finds a Partner for $6.7 Billion

Last fall, AmSurg Corp. (NASDAQ: AMSG) made an unsolicited bid for TeamHealth Holdings (NYSE: TMH), to the tune of $7.8 billion. At the time, TeamHealth was working its way through its own merger with IPC Healthcare, for $1.6 billion. It snubbed AmSurg’s offer as too low, and went on to complete its IPC acquisition on November 23, 2015. […]

MEDNAX’ MedData Adds RCM Company

MedData, Inc. made its second acquisition this year. The MEDNAX (NYSE: MD) subsidiary agreed to pay $400 million for revenue cycle management (RCM) company Cardon Outreach LLC, a portfolio company of Serent Capital.  Cardon Outreach provides specialized eligibility assistance, accounts receivable recovery services, third-party liability and other services. Cardon Outreach works with more than 800 hospitals […]