Articles written by Dylan Sammut:

Health Care M&A Deals, Week Ending March 22, 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, in the quarterly report. 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 […]

BioScrip and Option Care Merge

BioScrip (NASDAQ: BIOS) and Option Care announced they are merging in perhaps the biggest home health deal of 2019 so far. Option Care provides home and alternate treatment site infusion services and is owned by Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC (MDP) and Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: WBA). BioScrip offers infusion and home care management solutions, and as one […]

Teledoc Moves into French Telemedicine

Teladoc, Inc. (NYSE: TDOC) announced this week it will acquire MedecinDirect, an accredited mobile platform for the healthcare industry. MedecinDirect provides personalized medical advice and subscriptions to patients online and by telephone. The deal will combine Teladoc’s virtual care services with MedecinDirect’s consultation and prescription digital health solutions. The organization will become the French country unit of Teladoc Health. […]

Health Care M&A Deals, Week Ending March 15, 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, in the quarterly report. 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 […]

Digital Pharmacist Bought by K1 Investment Management

K1 Investment Management, LLC, a leading investment firm focusing on high-growth enterprise software companies globally, has purchased Digital Pharmacist Inc. for $100 million. Digital Pharmacist provides HIPAA-compliant web, text, mobile and voice applications for pharmacies to automate refill requests and reminders, and to automate communication with patients. Over 7,500 pharmacies currently use the platform. With the investment from […]

Orthopedic Device Companies Are all the Rage in 2019

Stryker Corporation‘s (NYSE: SYK) recently announced acquisition of OrthoSpace, Ltd., an Israeli based orthopedic company, for $110 million (with another $110 million in milestones), makes it tough to ignore 2019’s biggest trend in the medical device sector. Orthopedic companies, so far, have taken up nearly 40% of the medical device transactions this year. In the deal, Stryker gains […]

Health Care M&A Deals, Week Ending March 8, 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, in the quarterly report. 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 […]

AbleTo, Inc. Acquires Digital Therapy Platform Joyable

Behavioral health care is starting to take a new form, and it might even fit in our pocket. AbleTo, Inc., a technology-enabled behavioral health care company, announced its purchase of Joyable for an undisclosed sum. Joyable operates an app-based digital therapy platform that provides patients and users with mental health support and guidance. Behavioral health and digital health […]

Tabula Rasa Builds its Patient Engagement Platform

Tabula Rasa HealthCare, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRHC) has acquired PrescribeWellness, a cloud-based patient engagement solutions company. Based in Irvine, California, PrescribeWellness facilitates collaboration between more than 10,000 pharmacies with patients, payers, providers and pharmaceutical companies. It provides patient services such as medication home-delivery, appointment scheduling, Medicare plan reviews and more. The acquisition cost Tabula $150 million, roughly […]

Other Services Diversify, but CRO and Outpatient Care still lead

In 2017, our annual Health Care Services Acquisition Report, the Other Services sector featured six particularly active subsectors. Last year we had 13. Other Services includes areas such as specialty pharmacy, urgent care and ambulatory surgery centers and medical staffing companies. All are experiencing significant changes. In 2017 we reported 153 deals in Other Services, compared with […]