Articles written by Lisa Phillips:

Dermatology Deals Keep PE Platforms Growing

The Physician Medical Group sector has been very busy in recent years, as hospitals and health systems acquire local practices that can produce referrals and private equity firms build platforms and make add-on deals. Dermatology practices aren’t coveted by hospitals, so it’s the private equity firms that are doing the collecting. In the first eight […]

CityMD Adds 2 Urgent Care Companies

CityMD, the New York City-based urgent care chain, is beginning to tap the services of its partner, Warburg Pincus LLC. On February 13, the company announced its acquisition of STAT Health, a portfolio company of Spaons Barber Jesse & Co., and FirstMed Immediate Medical Care, for an undisclosed price. CityMD was acquired by Warburg Pincus […]

Hospital Deals in 2018: 27% for Critical Access Hospitals

2018 is still quite young, as we are writing in mid-February. Fifteen hospital mergers or acquisitions have reached the definitive agreement stage, which is when we consider them far enough along to include in our database. (If the deal falls apart later in due diligence or other process, it’s removed from the data.) Of […]


Roche Deal for Flatiron Health Builds its Oncology Muscle

Roche (SIX: RO) couldn’t let a good startup slip away. The Swiss drug maker announced it will pay $1.9 billion to keep New York City-based Flatiron Health, Inc. from going public. When it was founded in 2012, Flatiron’s goal was to gather and analyze data on cancer treatments and sells software based on those insights […]

Charles River Labs Adds MPI Research

The CRO deals just keep coming. Four have been announced since the beginning of the year,  targeting contract research organizations (CROs). The latest announcement came from Charles River Laboratories International (NYSE: CRL), which is paying $800 million for Mattawan, Michigan-based MPI Research. This is the highest disclosed price for an acquisition by Charles River since 2011. […]

Medical Staffing M&A Makes a Comeback

Labor shortages for physicians and nurses may heat up the medical staffing market in 2018. Through the first 10 days of February, three transactions for these service companies have been announced. Last year, 16 transactions targeting medical staffing services were made public, the highest number of deals in this segment since 2005 (19 deals) and […]

Managed Care Sector Had a Big Q4:17

The fourth quarter of 2017 will be remembered for some time to come, thanks to the game-changing deal announced between pharmacy/retailer CVS Health and Aetna, one of the largest managed care companies in the country. That was only one deal, of course, and there were actually 10 transactions announced in Q4:17. Fourth quarter deal volume […]

Test tubes filled with money
Test tubes filled with money

Tax Overhaul Boosted Pharma Deals in Q4:17

The dam broke in the fourth quarter of 2017, and pharmaceutical deal makers began acquiring again. The Republican tax overhaul that lowered the tax rate for corporations’ repatriated cash was approved in December, spurring big drug companies to think about mergers and acquisitions once again. Deal volume in the fourth quarter shot up 100% over […]

Deal of the Week: Alliance PT/Agility Health LLC

Alliance Physical Therapy Partners, a portfolio company of GPB Capital, added on to its growing rehabilitation platform last week. On February 9, its affiliate, Physical Therapy Management, LLC signed a definitive agreement to acquire the U.S. operations of Agility Health, Inc. (TSXV: AHI), known as Agility Health LLC. Alliance PT will acquire 100% of the […]