Merit Medical Scores Assets from BD and Bard

Just after the release of the third quarter results, Merit Medical Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MMSI) announced an asset purchase agreement with two of its competitors. Merit has made two other similar acquisitions in 2017. The company entered into an asset purchase agreement with Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE: BDX) and C.R. Bard, Inc. (NYSE: BCR) to […]

 

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Deal of the Week: Almost Family/LHC Group

The Home Health & Hospice sector is gearing up for a busy 2018, compared with the sluggish performance turned so far in 2017. Two leading companies, LHC Group (NASDAQ: LHCG) and Almost Family (NASDAQ: AFAM) announced a “merger of equals” on November 16. That transaction followed third-quarter earnings calls from Amedysis (NASDAQ: AMED) and Brookdale […]

 

Cardinal Health Sheds its China Operations

Cardinal Health Inc. (NYSE: CAH) put its Cardinal Health China business up for sale in July of this year, following concerns that upcoming drug distribution reform could threaten the company’s growth. Cardinal’s China business is the eighth largest drug distributor in the country, operating 14 direct sales units and 17 distribution centers that cover 322 […]

Diplomat Adds Pharmacy Benefits Management to Its Roster

Pharmacy benefit management (PBM) deals have picked up slightly in 2017. With less than two months left in the year, six of these deals have been announced, up from 2016’s total of three deals. The most recent announcement is Diplomat Pharmacy Inc.’s (NYSE: DPLO) acquisition of National Pharmaceutical Services for $47 million. Diplomat, a specialty pharmaceutical […]