• Health Care M&A Deals, April 2 , 2021

    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 HealthCareMandA.com Deal 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 is... Read More »
  • SOC Telemed Acquires Access Physicians

    The national telehealth provider SOC Telemed has announced a new deal for Access Physicians valued at $194 million upfront with additional potential consideration based on performance. Access Physicians is an experienced multi-specialty acute inpatient telemedicine provider focused on cardiac care, inpatient hospital care, tele-neurology,... Read More »
  • Procaps Group Merges with Union Acquisition

    If you were looking for another SPAC deal this week, say no more. Procaps Group announced a reverse merger with Union Acquisition Corp. II (NASDAQ: LATN). Founded in 1977, Procaps is a leading integrated international healthcare and pharmaceutical company with a successful history of growth and diversification. Procaps is the largest... Read More »
  • Organon Hits the Ground Running

    Early in March 2020, Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE: MRK) announced the spin-off of a new company focused on women’s health. The new company, Organon & Co., will have a portfolio of more than 60 trusted medicines that address an entire spectrum of conditions that women face. Organon is expected to have a global footprint with approximately... Read More »
  • SomaLogic Goes Public With SPAC

    They just don’t stop coming. Another private healthcare company has agreed to go public via SPAC in a $1.23 billion deal. SomaLogic is merging with CM Life Sciences II (NASDAQ: CMIIU), a special purpose acquisition company affiliated with Casdin Capital, LLC and Corvex Management LP. SomaLogic is a commercial-stage proteomics company with... Read More »
Acorn Health Expands Presence in Florida

Acorn Health Expands Presence in Florida

The behavioral health-provider Acorn Health has made a big leap into the Florida market. The company announced last week it is purchasing Sandcastle Centers, which provides applied behavioral analysis (ABA) therapy for children with autism in the Orlando market. The practice has a central clinic location in Orlando but also offers in-home treatment throughout the region. The company was formerly known as JKP Analysts.  The acquisition of Sandcastle expands Acorn Health’s presence in the Orlando, Florida market and furthers its mission of providing high-quality, center-based ABA therapy services to children diagnosed with autism. Sandcastle will become a fully-owned subsidy.  According to... Read More »
The Stepping Stones Group Expands Into Philly

The Stepping Stones Group Expands Into Philly

The behavioral health services provider, The Stepping Stones Group, has pushed into the Philadelphia market with the purchase of EBS Healthcare, a not-for-profit based in West Chester, Pennsylvania. EBS Healthcare is a therapeutic and behavioral company that employs speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists and physical therapists. The company also has a division called the EBS Children’s Institute, a leading research, training and teaching organization working to advance the field of special education and pediatric therapy. EBS treats roughly 2.1 million patients each year.  With the addition of EBS Healthcare, the combined company will have a client base... Read More »
The Emily Program and Veritas Collaborative Merge

The Emily Program and Veritas Collaborative Merge

Two major behavioral health care companies are merging, creating a national network of treatment facilities focused on treating patients with eating disorders. The Emily Program, one of the largest eating disorder treatment programs in the U.S. and an affiliate of the University of Minnesota Medical School, is acquiring Veritas Collaborative, LLC from Vestar Capital Partners. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.  Veritas Collaborative is a national healthcare system for the treatment of eating disorders, with locations in Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia. Veritas provides a full continuum of care for individuals of all ages, including inpatient, acute residential, partial... Read More »
Acadia Healthcare Acquires Adventist Health Vallejo

Acadia Healthcare Acquires Adventist Health Vallejo

Acadia Healthcare Company, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACHC) announced last week it purchased Adventist Health Vallejo from Adventist Health for an undisclosed sum. Adventist Health Vallejo is a 61-bed psychiatric hospital that is operated as a service of Adventist Health St. Helena. Its services include short-term psychiatric care for children, adolescents and adults as well as partial hospitalization services for adults who are experiencing psychiatric problems or are dependent on alcohol, drugs or prescription medications. The psychiatric hospital has operated in Vallejo, California for nearly 25 years.  Acadia Healthcare intends to retain current staff and associates and also invest in and expand... Read More »
Medical Properties Trust Buys Behavioral Health Portfolio

Medical Properties Trust Buys Behavioral Health Portfolio

After Acadia Healthcare Company, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACHC) divested Priory Group, its U.K. behavioral health care business, for $1.47 billion, Priory Group is doing some unloading of its own. Now backed by Waterland Private Equity, Priory Group is selling a portfolio of approximately 40 select behavioral health facilities located in the United Kingdom to Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE: MPW). The Birmingham, Alabama-based REIT will pay approximately GBP 800 million, or $1.087 billion, plus customary stamp duty tax and other transaction costs.  The properties will be subject to long-term sale-leaseback agreements with Priory, which are expected to provide MPT a GAAP-basis yield of 8.6% and... Read More »
Acadia Healthcare Exits the U.K.

Acadia Healthcare Exits the U.K.

After a brief suspension in the sale process, Acadia Healthcare Company, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACHC) has finally found a buyer for its U.K. behavioral health care operations, known as Priory Group. Acadia first began exploring a divestment of Priory Group in early 2020, but talks were suspended when the Covid-19 pandemic hit. In September, Acadia released a statement that said it was resuming the sale process, and the company finally managed to close the deal on December 30. The buyer is Waterland Private Equity, an independent private equity investment group based in The Netherlands. The firm is paying approximately GBP 1.78 billion, or US $2.47 billion, based on the current exchange rate, for... Read More »