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 […]

How Moved My Turkey? November Deals Drop 26%

Calm down. So deal volume plummetted 26%, to a mere 136 deals compared with October’s 183 (that’s a monthly record, by the way). November is typically a slower month for deal making, what with a four-day Thanksgiving holiday diverting attention away from healthcare transactions. This November’s deal volume bested last year’s results by 24% (110 […]

Stat of the week graph
Stat of the week graph

The Top 10 Healthcare Deals of 2018. So Far

It’s been a busy year for healthcare deal makers, and it’s not over yet. With slightly more than 1,700 deals announced as we went to press, this year’s deal volume has already surpassed 2017’s 1,607 total. Dollar volume is on par with last year’s total of $316.3 billion. At the moment, 2018’s spend stands at […]

Health Care M&A Deals, Week Ending November 30, 2018

The Health Care M&A Weekly chart is a selection of transactions announced during the prior week(s). The deals presented here are from our Deal Search Online database, which is updated every business day, in the quarterly report. Visit www.dealsearchonline.com to see how Deal Search Online can help you stay up-to-date on the healthcare market overall, or in a particular […]

Optum Adds Seattle’s Polyclinic to Its Doctor Roster

UnitedHealth Group‘s (NYSE: UNH) Optum division is a key growth driver for the managed care giant, and M&A is a primary reason. During an investor day meeting in New York on November 27, UNH CEO David Wichmann mentioned the company’s acquisition of The Polyclinic, a 240-doctor group in and around Seattle, Washington. Of course Mr. […]

athenahealth Finds a Buyer and a Merger Partner

Only two weeks into the month of November 2018, and already the deal value is higher than all of October. Through November 14, nearly $9.8 billion has been spent, but that’s largely because of a single deal, and one that’s been long in the works. After a lengthy bidding process, athenahealth (NASDAQ: ATHN) was acquired […]

ZT Corporate Scoops up Six Freestanding Emergency Centers

ZT Corporate, a Houston-based private equity firm formerly known as ZT Wealth, won its stalking-horse bid to acquire six freestanding emergency centers in the Houston area, operating under the Neighbors Emergency Center brand. Founded in 1997, the firm owns and manages Altus Health, whose operations include a surgical hospital, cancer centers and three freestanding emergency […]

Health Care M&A Deals, Week Ending November 9, 2018

The Health Care M&A Weekly chart is a selection of transactions announced during the prior week(s). The deals presented here are from our Deal Search Online database, which is updated every business day, in the quarterly report. Visit www.dealsearchonline.com to see how Deal Search Online can help you stay up-to-date on the healthcare market overall, or in a particular […]

October 2018 Healthcare Deal Spending Breaks Even

Spending on healthcare deals in the month of October didn’t match the surge in deal volume (see separate post). At $9.4 billion, October 2018 posted a slight 4% gain over September, but was 25% lower than the $12.6 billion spent in October 2017. Of course, we can only go by disclosed prices, and several transactions […]