PE Firms Go in Big for Dental Deals

Buying dental practices has been a competitive sport for a few years now, especially among private equity firms. Eighteen deals for dental practices have been announced through July 20 this year (no prices, of course). In all of 2017,  30 deals for dental practices were announced, with the buyers either private equity firms getting in […]



Boston Scientific Buys Claret Medical

The deals keep coming from Boston Scientific Corp. (NYSE: BSX). The medical device maker announced its sixth deal so far this year on July 20. The latest target is privately held Claret Medical, Inc., based in Santa Rosa, California. Claret developed and commercialized the Sentinel Cerebral Embolic Protection System, which is used to protect the brain […]


Physician Practices Kept Consolidating in Q2:18

Investor interest in physician medical groups ramped up significantly in 2018, with 55 transactions announced in the first quarter, followed by 53 deals in the second quarter. The second quarter deals represent 29% of the total of 184 announced in the previous 12 months. Deal volume slipped 4% compared with the previous quarter but posted […]


Behavioral Health Deals Set a Strong Pace in H1:18

The Behavioral Health Care sector has been on a hot streak for more than three years now. In 2018, the pace may be picking up even more. In the first half of the year, 34 transactions were announced, compared with 29 in the first half of 2017. Prices for these deals, which are primarily between […]

Specialty CROs Are the Latest Trend in Services Targets

Contract research organizations (CROs) were huge targets in 2017, with four of the sector’s 10 biggest deals bringing in $22.9 billion, combined. The CRO market has cooled in 2018, but interesting new trends pop up now and then. The latest is the trend toward specialty CROs, which focus on specific areas such as diseases of […]

Otsuka Scores Twice in One Week

Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Otsuka Holdings (OTC: OTSKY), announced back-to-back deals in early July, in which it entered a new field, and bolstered one of its existing segments. Otsuka’s research areas are in psychiatric and neurological diseases, hematological cancers, and kidney, cardiovascular, and infectious diseases. On July 11, the company announced its acquisition […]

Health Care M&A Weekly Deals, Week Ending July 6, 2018

We hope you are enjoying your membership to This Health Care M&A Weekly chart below is a selection of transactions announced during the prior week(s). The deals presented here are further elaborated in the monthly newsletter, Health Care M&A News, and in the quarterly report. This information also appears in our online database, Deal Search […]