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Warburg Pincus Creates Mega-Care Model in NYC Metro Area

It takes a big platform to combine a prominent urgent care company with a major multi-specialty practice. Warburg Pincus is now providing that platform. On June 21, the private equity firm announced its urgent care company, New York City-based CityMD, will merge with Summit Medical Group, a physician-owned multispecialty medical practice anchored in Berkeley Heights, […]

DaVita and Optum Make It over the Finish Line

It’s been a long road for DaVita Inc. (NYSE: DVA) and Optum (NYSE: UNH), but the deal is finally done. On June 19, 2019, the Federal Trade Commission approved Optum’s acquisition of DaVita Medical Group, a $4.9 billion deal when it was announced on December 6, 2017. A year later, the final price was renegotiated […]

McKesson UK Picks Up Echo

Prescription compliance is the name of the game for pharmacies and pharmaceutical companies. Now McKesson Corp.‘s (NYSE: MCK) UK subsidiary, McKesson UK, has entered the arena with its recent acquisition of Echo, an online prescription fulfillment business based there. Echo’s medicines management app already has an installed customer base, who can order their repeat prescriptions […]

Best Buy Dives Deeper into Seniors Healthcare Services

Best Buy Co. (NYSE: BBY) has doubled down on its commitment to the senior home-care market. In August 2018, the consumer electronics retail giant announced its acquisition of GreatCall, Inc. for $800 million. GreatCall’s product offering includes senior-friendly hardware combined with one-touch connectivity to trained agents who can answer questions, dispatch emergency personnel, connect to family caregivers […]

Community Health Systems Sells Three More Hospitals

Community Health Systems (NYSE: CYH) is still at it. The financially troubled hospital chain unloaded three more hospitals in May, bringing the number of divested facilities in 2019 to seven. The latest announcements involved two Florida hospitals, Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center (193 beds) in Davenport and Lake Wales Medical Center (160 beds) in […]

Varian Medical Makes Two Deals in May

Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) is on the move again. The Palo Alto, California-based medical device maker announced two deals in May 2019 targeting two very different companies. Varian (market cap $11.6 billion) designs, manufactures, sells and services medical devices and software products for treating cancer and other medical conditions. The earlier deal, announced on May […]

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 […]