AAC Adds Addiction Treatment in New England

AAC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AAC), operator of American Addiction Centers, announced its first acquisition of 2017. The company is ramping up again after a hot streak in 2015, when it acquired seven companies for a combined $143 million. Since then, the once-serial acquirer has been quiet on the M&A front as it integrated all its […]




Teva Begins to Pare Its Portfolio

Last week, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NYSE: TVA) divested more than $1.1 billion of assets in response to increasing financial pressure. Just this August, Credit Suisse lowered its rating on Teva’s stock from neutral to underperform, citing industry-wide pricing pressure for generic drugs. Credit Suisse’s announcement follows Teva’s acquisition of Allergan’s (NYSE: AGN) generic division, […]

Deal of the Week: Centene/Fidelis Care

Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC), the self-declared leader in government-sponsored healthcare in the U.S., has taken over another state. As larger rivals like Anthem (NYSE: ANTM) and UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) quit the individual health insurance exchanges around the country, Centene has marched in. In its first major deal since July 2015, Centene is now tops […]

Stat of the Week: Behavioral Health Care, +12%

Mergers and acquisitions in the Behavioral Health Care sector have been on a tear in recent years, relatively speaking. The caveat is that many deals are done locally, between private or not-for-profit organizations, and most are not publicly announced. Private equity firms have been piling into this space, and they aren’t known for a lot […]

Stat of the Week: M&A in 2017

Since July, we’ve seen several headlines in the trades regarding deal making activity in various healthcare sectors. We’ve also attended several conferences and forums focused on healthcare deal making. What we hear at those conferences is usually closer to the truth than what we’ve read. It may be all about the methodology, but here’s our […]

Deal of the Week: Teleflex/NeoTract

The Deal of the Week (ended Sept. 8, 2017) is also the largest announced in the holiday-shortened work week. Teleflex Incorporated (NYSE: TFX) announced its first acquisition this year, paying $725 million upfront for privately held NeoTract, Inc. It marks a new focus for the medical device maker, whose previous buyouts concentrated in cardiovascular and microlaparoscopy […]