AbbVie Buys a Pipeline

After only four deals announced in 2014 and 2015, AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) gained momentum in the M&A space this year in an effort to expand and diversify its portfolio. The timing isn’t a coincidence, since it faces the looming expiration of Humira’s patent in December. The drug that accounted for 63% of AbbVie’s 2014 sales […]

Abbott’s $30.7B Deal Boosts Medical Device M&A

Medical device deals are back in fashion. In the first four months of 2016, 41 deals were announced in this sector, compared with just 30 for the comparable time period in 2015. Spending on deals in this sector has already hit $42.7 billion, compared with $5.7 billion in the first four months of 2015. The largest by far this […]

Veritas Capital Buys Back into Big Data

Big data firms are sweet targets for healthcare investors. Just last February, Veritas Capital sold Truven Health Analytics to IBM Watson Health (NYSE: IBM) for $2.6 billion. Now it’s putting some of that ROI into another big data firm, Verisk Health, the healthcare service business Verisk Analytics Inc. Verisk Health provides data services, analytics and advanced technologies to […]

Another Anesthesia Group Changes Hands

Moelis Capital Partners is selling North American Partners in Anesthesia (NAPA), the largest single specialty anethesia management company in the United States, which it acquired in 2011. The buyers are American Securities LLC, a middle-market private equity firm, along with minority investments from Leonard Green & Partners and NAPA management. Specifically, the buyers completed a […]

naviHealth Buys Curaspan

naviHealth is moving deeper into post-acute care transitions, in an effort to follow the bundled payments from end-to-end. Last week the company announced it will acquire Curaspan Health Group for an undisclosed amount. Just last August, naviHealth was the target in a $290 million deal, as Cardinal Health (NYSE: CAH) acquired 71% of the company from Welsh, […]

Physician Medical Group Deals, 2006 to 2015

After three years of declines, mergers and acquisitions picked up in 2015, reaching 88 deals. Just as hospitals, health insurers and others are seeking greater scale to boost efficiency and outcomes, physicians are joining larger management groups or health systems for the same reasons. In 2015, consolidation began among the biggest players—Team Health (NYSE: TMH) and […]