• CRO M&A Market in 2020 (So Far)

    There haven’t been many deals targeting contract research organizations (CRO) in 2020, especially compared to previous years, which makes sense. Life science companies are all slowing down clinical trials (COVID-19 vaccine research excluded) to adhere to social distancing guidelines, meaning CRO services are just not in as high demand. For... Read More »
  • Ophthalmology Groups Are Still Selling

    Despite the effects of COVID-19 on physician groups, investors are still acquiring ophthalmology groups, especially in the third quarter, according to DSO. Just last week, EyeSouth Partners acquired Retina Associates of Middle Georgia (RAMG) for an undisclosed sum. Based in Macon, Georgia, RAMG provides treatment for the retina, macula, and... Read More »
  • Hospice M&A Activity Surges in 2020

    Despite the volatile market conditions for healthcare M&A, hospice targets have remained a remarkably consistent draw for investors, according to data captured in DSO. In the second quarter of 2020, 70% of HH&H transactions were for hospice specific targets, or targets that provided only hospice services, instead of a mix of hospice and... Read More »
  • Teladoc Health and Livongo Health Merge

    The virtual care giant Teladoc Health, Inc. (NYSE: TDOC) is having a wild year. The company’s second-quarter earnings reports showed Teladoc’s year-over-year revenues surged by 85% to $241 million, and its total telehealth visits rose to 2.8 million, a year-over-year increase of 203%, all thanks to the effects of COVD-19. And now,... Read More »
  • Health Care M&A Deals, August 7, 2020

    The Health Care M&A deals chart is a selection of transactions announced during the prior week(s). The M&A transactions presented here are from our Deal Search Online database, which is updated daily to provide our subscribers with the most up-to-date information and trends in the healthcare industry. The largest deal of the week was... Read More »
WindRose Health Adds New Behavioral Health Platform

WindRose Health Adds New Behavioral Health Platform

After a brief pause in the healthcare M&A market, WindRose Health Investors, LLC is back with a new investment. The private equity firm announced it acquired Caregiver Inc., a provider of behavioral services to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), for an undisclosed sum. It operates 800 properties in Texas, Tennessee, Indiana, and Ohio and employs 3,900 people. With WindRose’s investment, Caregiver will be able to expand into new markets across the United States and increase its market share within existing markets. WindRose purchased its stake from DW Healthcare Partners and Council Capital, who will both retain an ownership stake in the business going... Read More »
WindRose Health Adds New Behavioral Health Platform

Summit BHC Expands Into West Virginia

Private equity-backed Summit BHC has announced a new acquisition in West Virginia. The behavioral health treatment company added Highland Hospital to its network for an undisclosed sum. Meridian Behavioral Health Systems, LLC is selling Highland Hospital, an inpatient psychiatric facility (131 beds) with 24 beds dedicated to psychiatric residential treatment and 91 beds for inpatient acute psychiatric needs. The stalking horse bid was at a price of $10 million. Highland Hospital generated $3.29 million EBITDA and revenues of $27.million for 2018. Meridian acquired Highland Hospital in August 2017. The sale came from a bankruptcy auction. This deal is Summit BHC’s second in 2020,... Read More »
WindRose Health Adds New Behavioral Health Platform

Kindred Healthcare Pushes into Behavioral Health Care

Kindred Healthcare has made a name for itself in the home health sector, but now the healthcare company is looking to expand in the behavioral healthcare space. On June 1, Kindred announced the acquisition of two behavioral health hospitals, WellBridge Greater Dallas and WellBridge Fort Worth from WellBridge Healthcare. Each hospital has 48 licensed beds. The acquisition of the two facilities is part of an effort to boost the Kindred Behavioral Health (KBH) brand, Kindred Healthcare’s behavioral health services division. It plans to grow its behavioral health footprint across the U.S. through joint ventures and distinct part unity management with leading hospital systems, in addition... Read More »
Private Equity Still Driving Behavioral Health Deals

Private Equity Still Driving Behavioral Health Deals

As healthcare M&A deal volume drops, particularly in the services sectors, behavioral health targets are still in hot demand, especially for private equity firms. Roughly 18% of deals announced by a PE buyer in the second quarter have targeted companies in the Behavioral Health Care sector, the highest concentration for any of the healthcare sectors. That statistic certainly correlates with the spike in demand for mental health services triggered by the anxiety surrounding COVID-19, as outlined in this article from The Chartis Group, an advisory and analytics services firm focused on the healthcare industry. Additionally, in early March, the U.S Centers for Medicare & Medicaid... Read More »
WindRose Health Adds New Behavioral Health Platform

TPG Invests in LifeStance Health

The need for behavioral health care has only been heightened by the COVID-19 pandemic we are now experiencing. And TPG Capital is moving deeper into the space with its majority investment in LifeStance Health, a leading provider of outpatient behavioral health services. Existing investors Summit Partners and Silversmith Capital Partners remain as minority investors. TPG’s investment is reported to be $1.2 billion, according to PE Hub. Founded in 2017, LifeStance offers a range of outpatient behavioral health services, delivered in-person and through telemedicine. The company focuses on creating and expanding low-cost outpatient access for patients seeking care for behavioral health... Read More »
BRC Recovery Gets Two New PE Owners

BRC Recovery Gets Two New PE Owners

Substance abuse treatment is still attracting investors’ attention, even in the COVID-19 pandemic. In April, BRC Recovery Family of Programs, an addiction services provider, received a joint investment from Veronis Suhler Stevenson (VSS) and NewSpring Health Capital. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The joint investment creates a new platform for addiction treatment, known as BRC Healthcare. The new entity serves as the holding company for the BRC Recovery Family of Programs and future acquisitions. BRC Healthcare provides individualized, gender-specific treatments to adults aged 17 and over with substance use disorders such as alcoholism, drug dependence, and other addiction... Read More »