Smith & Nephew Acquires Robotics Firm Atracsys

Smith & Nephew plc (NYSE: SNN) has been on a shopping spree this year. After reporting two deals in March and a third in April, they’re at it again. Now the medical device maker has acquired Atracsys Sarl, a Swiss medical device firm with a focus on robotics. The company provides optical navigation and robotic tracking components with […]

 

Dassault Makes Near-Record Deal for Medidata Solutions

European software company Dassault Systèmes (Paris: DSY) made a big splash in the healthcare sector in June. The company acquired Medidata Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDSO) for $5.8 billion, the second largest digital health transaction in our database. Medidata Solutions has a software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform to assist life science companies performing clinical trials with managing vast amounts of […]

 

Anthem Adds Beacon Health Options to its Behavioral Offerings

Even without a price disclosed, this is one of the biggest deals we’ll probably see in the Behavioral Health Care sector this year. Bain Capital Private Equity and Diamond Castle Holdings are selling Beacon Health Options, the largest independently held behavioral health organization in the country. The buyer is managed care giant Anthem, Inc. (NYSE: ANTM). […]

 

Ventas Goes Big for Canadian Independent Living Portfolio

Mergers and acquisitions in the Long-Term Care sector have been humming this year, with more than 200 transactions on the books through mid-June. But the sale prices, when disclosed, haven’t been as impressive. Finally, the first billion-dollar-plus deal was announced on June 3. Ventas, Inc. (NYSE: VTR) paid $1.8 billion (C$2.4 billion) for an 85% stake […]

 

Health Care M&A Deals, Week Ending June 14, 2019

The Health Care M&A Weekly chart is a selection of transactions announced during the prior week(s). The deals presented here are from our Deal Search Online database, which is updated every business day. Visit www.dealsearchonline.com to see how Deal Search Online can help you stay up-to-date on the healthcare market overall, or in a particular sector of interest to […]

Health Care M&A Deals, Week Ending June 7, 2019

The Health Care M&A Weekly chart is a selection of transactions announced during the prior week(s). The deals presented here are from our Deal Search Online database, which is updated every business day. Visit www.dealsearchonline.com to see how Deal Search Online can help you stay up-to-date on the healthcare market overall, or in a particular sector of interest to […]

Best Buy Dives Deeper into Seniors Healthcare Services

Best Buy Co. (NYSE: BBY) has doubled down on its commitment to the senior home-care market. In August 2018, the consumer electronics retail giant announced its acquisition of GreatCall, Inc. for $800 million. GreatCall’s product offering includes senior-friendly hardware combined with one-touch connectivity to trained agents who can answer questions, dispatch emergency personnel, connect to family caregivers […]

KKR’s PharMerica Makes Its First Deal

In late May, specialty pharmacy company PharMerica Corporation announced its first acquisition since being acquired by KKR & Co. (NYSE: KKR), with a minority investment from Walgreens Boots Alliance (NASDAQ: WBA), in August 2017. The company priovides institutional and community-based pharmacy services in the United States. When KKR took it private for $1.3 billion, it had trailing-12 […]

MyEyeDr Acquired by Goldman Sachs’ PE Firm

West Street Capital Partners VII, the private equity arm of Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS), dove into the ophthalmology market with its $2.6 billion deal for privately held Capital Vision Services. If that name doesn’t sound familiar, its operating trade name might ring a bell: MyEyeDr. The sellers were Altas Partners LP and Canadian pension fund Caisse de dépôt et […]