Articles written by Lisa Phillips:

U.S. Hospital REIT Deals Surge in 2019

It’s become an accepted, almost expected, transaction. Privately held hospitals sell their real estate assets to a real estate investment trust (REIT) to get some fresh cash and to focus on operations rather than physical plants. Between 2009 and 2012, REIT deals for U.S. hospitals were announced once or twice a year. The number rose […]

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healthcare staffing firm

Doc Group Deals Take Health Care in New Directions

With more than 180 deals announced so far in 2019, the Physician Medical Group sector is roaring toward another strong close. The usual specialties—dental, dermatology and ophthalmology—are still very active, but after 10 to 20 years of consolidation, their trajectories are flattening. Other specialties are gaining traction with private equity investors, particularly orthopedics, gastrointestinal (GI), […]

Slow Start to Q4 Healthcare Deals

October is typically a flighty month in the annual investing cycle. Spooky things can happen as the month winds down to Halloween. With the now-hot/now-not sentiments swirling around the equity markets, it was a relief not to witness a meltdown after all ended the month at or near new highs. The healthcare market wasn’t nearly […]

Stryker Takes Out Wright Medical Group for $5.4 Billion

It’s a deal that will likely spawn more deals. Medical device giant Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK), with a market cap of $76.4 billion, is acquiring its smaller rival, Wright Medical Group N.V. (NASDAQ: WMGI), with a market cap of $2.8 billion. Stryker will pay $30.75 per share, for a total equity value of approximately $4.0 […]

PE Firms Move the Needle in the Rehab Market

It’s been a quiet year in the Rehabilitation M&A market, at least through October. There have been 27 deals announced that targeted rehabilitation facilities only, a decline of 37% compared with the 43 deals announced in the full year of 2018. True, that’s 10 months in 2019 versus all 12 in 2018, but we’re not […]

Second Time’s the Charm for Two New Hampshire Systems

It took almost 10 years and a lot of changes, but Dartmouth-Hitchcock and the owner of Catholic Medical Center are merging. Nine months after signing a letter of intent in January 2019, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health and GraniteOne Health made it to the definitive agreement stage. The not-for-profits made it official on September 30 and announced the […]


Molina Healthcare Expands in Upstate New York

Molina Healthcare (NYSE: MOH) has been off the acquisitions circuit for some time, as management issues were being worked out. The insurer’s last completed deal was announced in April 2016, in fact. That transaction targeted Universal American‘s (NYSE: UAM) Total Care Medicaid plan, a prepaid health services plan providing health care coverage to approximately 39,000 […]

U.S. Hospital Deals Surged in the Third Quarter

Mergers and acquisitions among U.S. hospitals and health systems rose 28% in the third quarter of 2019, posting 23 transactions versus 18 deals in the previous quarter. Deal volume compared with the same quarter in 2018 (15 deals) was up 53%. Q3:19 had the strongest M&A activity in the previous four quarters, according to our […]

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Stat of the week graph

Home Health & Hospice Sector Deals Dipped in Q3:19

Deal volume in the home health and hospice sector dipped slightly in the third quarter of 2019, down 23% with 20 publicly announced transactions, compared with 26 acquisitions in the second quarter, according to data from Compared with the third quarter of 2018, home health and hospice M&A activity decreased by 20%, when 25 […]

Mednax Sells MedData, Pulls Back on M&A

It’s been nearly a year since Mednax Inc. (NYSE: MD) announced its MedData subsidiary was headed for the auction block. The company acquired the privately held revenue cycle management company in August 2014 for an undisclosed amount. Now that Mednax has hired teams of consultants to help it rethink its business model, MedData is a […]