Health Care M&A Weekly Deals, The Week Ending June 23, 2017
Articles written by Lisa Phillips:
Telehealth companies are hot targets in 2017. Teladoc just announced a $440 million acquisition that will expand its reach beyond the United States.
After a busy 2016 spent acquiring other companies, Stryker Corp. is back in action. The company just announced its first deal of 2017.
PerkinElmer buys EUROIMMUN Medical Laboratory Diagnotics AG for $1.3 billion, after selling its medical imaging business back in December.
Health Care M&A Weekly Deals, The Week Ending June 16, 2017
Cross Country boosted its growth potential by acquiring Advantage RN, an independent nurse staffing agency.
The rehabilitation has historically been the smallest of all the healthcare sectors, typically accounting for the fewest number of deals and lowest dollar volume. Despite an abnormal 27 transactions announced in 2008, the sector generally saw between 10 and 20 deals a year, and minimal spending as well, (see chart below).
Drug companies and managed care organizations are working to keep prices from rising precipitously. Then there’s Pfizer.
Invitae, one of the fastest growing genetic information companies in the United States, is bolstering its product line with eHealth acquisitions.
It’s been a slow year for pharmaceutical M&A in the United States. But a group of Chinese investors has arrived to acquire SciClone, a specialty drug company.