medicaid
medicaid

Molina Healthcare Expands in Upstate New York

Molina Healthcare (NYSE: MOH) has been off the acquisitions circuit for some time, as management issues were being worked out. The insurer’s last completed deal was announced in April 2016, in fact. That transaction targeted Universal American‘s (NYSE: UAM) Total Care Medicaid plan, a prepaid health services plan providing health care coverage to approximately 39,000 […]

 

Marathon Health
Marathon Health

Goldman Sachs Exits Marathon Health Investment

After a three-year partnership, Goldman Sachs is selling Marathon Health to General Atlantic LLC. Goldman Sachs acquired the company for $30 million back in 2016. Financial terms were not disclosed for the sale. Marathon Health provides digital health solutions to providers and healthcare organizations to help with health assessment, risk identification, coaching and advocacy, including […]

 

340B
340B

340B Company Verity Solutions Grabbed by Express Scripts

It’s been a quiet 18 months for Express Scripts, since its $67 acquisition by Cigna Corporation (NYSE: CI) back in March 2018, but the company is back in the M&A market. Last week, the pharmacy benefits manager (PBM) announced it bought Verity Solutions from Ignitions Partners. Verity provides 340B solutions to hundreds of integrated healthcare systems, […]

 

U.S. Hospital Deals Surged in the Third Quarter

Mergers and acquisitions among U.S. hospitals and health systems rose 28% in the third quarter of 2019, posting 23 transactions versus 18 deals in the previous quarter. Deal volume compared with the same quarter in 2018 (15 deals)  was up 53%. Q3:19 had the strongest M&A activity in the previous four quarters, according to our most […]

 

National Seating & Mobility
National Seating & Mobility

National Seating & Mobility Gets New PE Investor

Cinven, the London-based private equity firm, struck a deal last week to acquire National Seating & Mobility (NMS) from Court Square Capital Partners. The sale, which was valued at $850 million by sources cited in PEHub Buyouts, resulted from a Harris Williams-run auction that began in August. Court Square Capital bought it from Wellspring Capital […]

Ra Pharmaceuticals
Ra Pharmaceuticals

Ra Pharmaceuticals Targeted in $2.1 Billion Acquisition

The global biopharmaceutical company UCB (Brussels: UCB) announced it is acquiring Ra Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: RARX) for $2.1 billion. Ra Pharma is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company that develops novel therapeutics for the treatment of serious diseases caused by excessive or uncontrolled activation of the complement system, a critical component of the innate immune system. Ra Pharmaceuticals shareholders […]

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Stat of the week graph

Home Health & Hospice Sector Deals Dipped in Q3:19

Deal volume in the home health and hospice sector dipped slightly in the third quarter of 2019, down 23% with 20 publicly announced transactions, compared with 26 acquisitions in the second quarter, according to data from HealthCareMandA.com. Compared with the third quarter of 2018, home health and hospice M&A activity decreased by 20%, when 25 […]

Mednax Sells MedData, Pulls Back on M&A

It’s been nearly a year since Mednax Inc. (NYSE: MD) announced its MedData subsidiary was headed for the auction block. The company acquired the privately held revenue cycle management company in August 2014 for an undisclosed amount. Now that Mednax has hired teams of consultants to help it rethink its business model, MedData is a […]