Articles written by Lisa Phillips:

Autism Therapy Provider Hopebridge Changes Hands Again

Autism treatment companies are still hot targets in 2019. Eight transactions have been announced so far this year, compared with 20 in all of 2018. (That was an outsized year for every healthcare sector. There were nine deals for autism targets in 2017.) Private equity firms are trading platforms in this sub-sector. Just this year, […]

Oak Hill Capital Exits AccentCare

May has been a busy month for deals in the Home Health & Hospice sector with eight transactions announced midway through the month. The latest is Oak Hill Capital Partners‘ sale of its post-acute care platform, AccentCare, Inc. to Advent International. Financial terms were not disclosed. Today, AccentCare is the sixth largest home health platform and […]

Telehealth: Answering the Call

If you’ve attended any healthcare deal-making conference in the last few years, you’ve heard that telehealth is one of the hottest target sectors going, right up there with autism services and physician practices (dermatologists, ophthalmologists, dentists, you name it). It’s caught in something of a perfect storm at the moment, as more states and regions […]

BayMark Health Keeps Buying

BayMark Health Services, a portfolio company of Webster Equity Partners (formerly known as Webster Capital), is still on the acquisition trail, even as it is reportedly prepping for a sales process. In its first deal announced in 2019, BayMark targeted Recovery Services of New Mexico, based in Albuquerque. Recovery Services offers opioid treatment programs for patients […]

Hospice Mergers Growing in North Carolina

Two not-for-profit mergers in the hospice space have been announced in recent months, both taking place in North Carolina. In early March, Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro and Hospice and Palliative Care of Alamance-Caswell in Burlington announced their decision to merge. The Greensboro-based not-for-profit serves Guilford County and surrounding areas. It provides home-based hospice care, operates […]

Will Catalent’s Deal Launch the Next Wave of CRO M&A?

Contract research organizations (CROs), like contract development and manufacturing organizations (CDMOs), have been popular targets for private equity firms and strategic buyers for years. The deals seem to come in waves, and the healthcare M&A market may be in for a tsunami this year. In 2013, some 20 transactions for CRO/CDMO targets were announced, with […]