Articles written by Lisa Phillips:

Summit BHC Moves into Colorado

It’s been some time since we heard about Summit BHC. There’s a good reason, too. It hasn’t announced an acquisition since October 2018. Now comes news the firm has moved into Colorado, making its first acquisition in the state. On January 22, the company added Peak View Behavioral Health, a 112-bed acute psychiatric and behavioral […]

Hospital M&A Outlook

The Hospital sector ended 2019 with 80 transactions in the United States reaching the definitive agreement stage or closing. All told, 99 hospital deals are on the books for the year, which is a 25% increase over 2018’s 79 hospital deals. For the fourth quarter of 2019, 23 transactions reached the definitive agreement stage or […]


Eli Lilly Comes Out Swinging

The annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare conference in San Francisco concluded last week with very few big deal announcements. In January 2019, Bristol-Myers Squibb (NYSE: BMY) made its $74 billion takeover of Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ: CELG) public just before the conference started. That was quickly followed by Eli Lilly and Company‘s (NYSE: LLY) $8 billion deal […]

2019’s Biggest Healthcare Deals, by Sector

2020 has just begun, which means it’s time to look back at the healthcare M&A landscape of 2019. Just three days into the new year, nearly 1,780 deals are already on the books for 2019. More deals will turn up as we search our many sources, but the number likely won’t top the record of […]

Autism Therapy Tops PE’s List in December

A good number of behavioral health care deals have been announced in Decmeber 2019 and the majority of those target companies providing therapy services to individuals with autism and intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). Seven deals in the Behavioral Health Care sector are on the books mid-way through the month and five offer some form […]

Top 10 Healthcare Services Deals of the Decade

What a decade it’s been for health care! The Affordable Care Act, enacted in 2010, unleased a tidal wave of change on the U.S. healthcare landscape that continues today. Even on the services side, pharmaceuticals figured into several transactions, from acquiring pharmacy benefits managers and contract research organizations (the R&D angle) to wholesale and distribution. […]

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Humana Doubles Down on Hospice Services

Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) is moving more deeply into hospice care with its recent announcement that it will acquire Philadelphia-based Enclara Healthcare from Consonance Capital Partners and Enclara management. Enclara is one of the largest hospice and pharmacy benefit management (PBM) providers in the country, serving 450 hospice providers and 97,000 hospice patients daily. This […]

Tenet Sells Two Hospitals for $350 Million

In its first sale of 2019, Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: THC) is divesting two of its Memphis-area hospitals to Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, which operates six acute-care and one children’s hospital in and around Memphis. The not-for-profit health system will pay $350 million in cash for Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis (353 beds) and Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett […]