Health Care M&A Weekly Deals, The Week Ending April 20, 2018

We hope you are enjoying your membership to HealthCareMandA.com. 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 […]

 

Home Health & Hospice Deals Up 50% in Q1:18

After three straight quarters of relatively low home health and hospice merger and acquisition activity, the first quarter of 2018 saw 21 publicly announced transactions. This was a 50% increase from the fourth quarter of 2017 (14 transactions), but just a 5% increase from the year-ago quarter (20 transactions), according to new data from HealthCareMandA.com. […]

 

Physician Medical Group Deals Stayed Strong in Q1:18

Physician medical group M&A activity was strong in the first quarter of 2018, according to new acquisition data from HealthCareMandA.com. The number of physician medical group acquisitions increased to 36 in the first quarter, up 9% from the 33 publicly announced acquisitions in the fourth quarter of 2017. Compared with the year-earlier quarter, when a […]

 

Test tubes filled with money
Test tubes filled with money

Takeda Takes Aim at Shire

Big Pharma deals are making a comeback. Or so it seems from the speculation around Shire plc (NASDAQ: SHPG). Japanese drug maker Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. (OTCQB: TKPYY) has been buzzing around the UK-based Shire for nearly a month, making bid after bid. It seemed to begin on April 16, when Shire sold its oncology business to […]

 

Stat of the week graph
Stat of the week graph

Q1:18 Health Care M&A Stays Strong

Health care merger and acquisition activity in the first quarter of 2018 kept pace with the previous quarter in 2017. Compared with the fourth quarter of 2017, deal volume increased 1%, to 386 transactions. However, deal volume was down 12% compared with the same quarter the year before. Combined spending in the first quarter reached […]

Health Care M&A Weekly Deals, The Week Ending April 13, 2018

We hope you are enjoying your membership to HealthCareMandA.com. 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 […]

Sleep Disorders Make for Steady Business

For all the companies and remedies devoted to sleep disorders, it’s a wonder they haven’t been cured by now. The latest deal targeting a company focused on sleep apnea and other conditions was announced last week, on April 11. SleepScore Labs, a medical device company based in Carlsbad, California, acquired the Dutch technology company Sleep.ai […]

Humana Adds Physicians in Florida

Humana (NYSE: HUM) hasn’t made a lot of waves in the Physician Medical Group sector. Its larger managed care rival, UnitedHealth Group’s Optum (NYSE: UNH), spent approximately $8.2 billion on two large physician practice acquisitions in 2017 alone. There’s also the distraction of acquisition talks with one of the world’s largest retailers, Walmart (NYSE: WMT), which […]

CooperSurgical Adds to Its IVF Business

CooperSurgical (NYSE: COO), a subsidiary of The Cooper Companies, Inc., has added another medical device maker focused on women’s health. This is CooperSurgical’s first acquisition in 2018, and it didn’t go far from its Trumbull, Connecticut offices to find The LifeGlobal Group in Guilford, Connecticut. LifeGlobal is a leading provider of in vitro fertilization (IVF) […]

PE Firms Join to Form Home Health Care Giant

Consolidation isn’t a novel concept in the healthcare market, although it has been slow to arrive for some. The Home Health & Hospice sector has experienced a few jolts in the past six months, as three publicly traded giants merged or were split up. Now the private equity side has sent a shock wave through […]