Articles written by Lisa Phillips:

One Less Healthcare REIT to Track

MedEquities Realty Trust (NYSE: MRT) will be acquired by Omega Healthcare Investors (NYSE: OHI) for nearly $900 million. The deal was announced on January 2, 2019 and is expected to close in the first half of the year. The target is a self-managed and self-administered real estate investment trust (REIT) that invests in healthcare properties […]

TA Associates Climbs on the Autism Bandwagon

Autism disorders are big business these days, as private equity firms flock to the subsector. More than 40 deals targeting all manner of autism services have been announced since the beginning of 2014. Of those, 17 were direct investments by firms such as Frazier Healthcare Partners (August 2018) and Pharos Capital Group (November 2018) and […]

Bristol-Myers Squibb Surprises with Celgene Deal

Twas a week before the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Summit, and everything was quiet on the life sciences front. December deal-making hit a wall, with pharmaceutical deals falling 50% compared with last December. Then came Bristol-Myers Squibb‘s (NYSE: BMY) announcement it was acquiring Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ: CELG) for approximately $90 billion. This isn’t the biggest pharma […]

2018’s Biggest Healthcare Deals by Sector

2018 isn’t quite in the rearview mirror yet. We’re still scouring the news feeds for straggling deal announcements, and that never stops, honestly. With approximately 1,850 deals reported so far for 2018, healthcare deal volume is 14% more than 2017. Before we nail the numbers down, it’s easy to spot the biggest deals (by disclosed […]

Aurora Diagnostics Gets an Australian Owner

Aurora Diagnostics, founded and funded by Summit Partners since 2006, has been acquired by Sonic Healthcare (ASX: SHL), a global medical diagnostics company based in Macquarie Park, New South Wales, Australia, for $540 million. Aurora is a specialized laboratory company focused on anatomical pathology. It employs 1,200 staff, including approximately 220 pathologists, at 32 laboratories […]

FastMed Plus NextCare Equals Urgent Care Giant

Consolidation continues in the urgent care services sector, as consumers and healthcare provider organizations look for lower-cost services outside hospital walls. One of the largest deals in this area in 2018 is FastMed Urgent Care‘s acquisition of NextCare Holdings Inc., a portfolio company of Alcentra Capital Corp. since 2016. FastMed, the business name for Urgent Care Holdings of […]

Fresenius Makes Big Moves into China

Despite trade tensions between the United States and China, Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA (NYSE: FMS) announced three major deals to expand there. The global dialysis company acquired majority shares in several dialysis centers and renal hospitals and has plans to build even more. Because of its enormous population of more than 1.4 […]