NaviHealth Deal Focuses on Seniors

NaviHealth Deal Focuses on Seniors

It’s been a few years, four to be exact, since NaviHealth announced an acquisition. The silence was broken in late February, when it acquired Innovative Healthcare Delivery (IHD). The deal is part of NaviHealth’s mission to extend non-clinical services into seniors homes. Financial terms were not disclosed. IHD, based in Henderson, Nevada, specializes in identifying and addressing social determinants of health to improve quality of life and clinical outcomes for patients. It delivers a high-touch, patient-centric and non-clinical approach that is paired with proprietary workflow and patient engagement technology to address barriers and improve efficiences to get the right care... Read More »

Citadel Group Goes International

The Citadel Group Limited (ASX: CGL), an Australia-based business services company, announced this month it was acquiring Wellbeing Software for roughly $134 million, or 6.2x the group’s 2019 revenue of $21.6 million. Elysian Capital is selling the eHealth firm, which provides radiology and maternity software that manage patient workflow and data, as well as electronic health record management and data management solutions. The company’s platform, which includes Healthcare Software Systems, Euroking and Apollo Medical Systems, is used by more than 80% of NHS organizations. This merger will support Wellbeing Software’s international market expansion and compliment... Read More »
Hot Healthcare Sectors for Investment, Growth & Consolidation in 2020

Hot Healthcare Sectors for Investment, Growth & Consolidation in 2020

Every year, starting in November, the crystal balls come out and the prognostications begin. What will the new year bring? Who or what will make out better and who or what will not? We talked with Gary Herschman, a member of Epstein Becker Green’s Healthcare and Life Sciences practice, about the healthcare sectors he and his firm are watching in 2020. Here are their predictions for 2020. Health Care M&A: What do you see as the biggest themes in the healthcare industry this year? There are a lot of moving parts, from the discovery of new drugs to the shifting attention to post-acute care. Gary Herschman: We see three key “drivers” of health industry transformation that are already... Read More »
Digital Health Roars out of the Gate

Digital Health Roars out of the Gate

The eHealth sector had a record 2019, with 222 deals now on the books, a roughly 9% increase over 2018’s volume, and $18.3 billion in spending. That momentum has carried over to the first month of 2020, with 19 eHealth deals in January and $1.8 billion in announced spending, according to our Deal Search Online database. January was capped off by Clarivate Analytics plc’s (NYSE: CCC) acquisition of Decision Resources Group (DRG) from Piramal Enterprises Limited (NSE: PEL) The purchase cost Clarivate Analytics $900 million in cash and $50 million in shares. DRG provides analytics and insights, driven by artificial intelligence (AI), to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and life sciences... Read More »

InTouch and Teladoc Merger Leads Busy Month for eHealth Deals

The eHealth sector hit the ground running in 2020. In the first two and a half weeks 15 eHealth transactions have been announced, and we expect it to easily eclipse January 2019’s deal volume of 16. It’s already matched last month’s total count of 15. The headline deal belongs to Teladoc Health, Inc.’s (NYSE: TDOC) acquisition of InTouch Health for $600 million, split into $150 million in cash and $450 million of Teladoc common stock. InTouch Health offers telehealth, cloud-based network, and virtual care solutions services for a broad array of healthcare environments. The company supports more than 3,600 care locations around the world, including many of the top 20... Read More »
2019’s Biggest Healthcare Deals, by Sector

2019’s Biggest Healthcare Deals, by Sector

2020 has just begun, which means it’s time to look back at the healthcare M&A landscape of 2019. Just three days into the new year, nearly 1,780 deals are already on the books for 2019. More deals will turn up as we search our many sources, but the number likely won’t top the record of 1,900-plus set in 2018. Thanks to the multi-billion-dollar deals announced in the Biotech and Pharmaceutical sectors, 2019 will set a new spending record. Preliminary data show $399.1 billion was spent on healthcare acquisitions last year, about 20% higher than in 2018. We expect that number to rise as we go through the year and the 10Ks and quarterly reports come out. It’s possible the... Read More »