• 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 »
SomaLogic Goes Public With SPAC

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 over 300 established industry partnerships and customers. The company’s pioneering technology platform, SomaScan Assay, measures 7,000 human proteins in a single sample, enabling the possibility of faster, more precise drug discovery for researchers. Artificial intelligence and machine learning-powered bioinformatics algorithms operating in tandem... Read More »
Roche Holding Acquires GenMark Diagnostics

Roche Holding Acquires GenMark Diagnostics

Last week, the pharmaceutical giant Roche Holding AG (SIX: RO) announced a new acquisition for GenMark Diagnostics (NASDAQ: GNMK), a Carlsbad, California lab services company. GenMark Diagnostics is a leading provider of multiplex molecular diagnostic solutions designed to enhance patient care, improve key quality metrics and reduce the total cost-of-care. GenMark’s eSensor XT-8 and ePlex systems are designed to support a broad range of molecular diagnostic sample-to-answer tests with compact, easy-to-use workstations and self-contained, disposable test cartridges.  The deal is valued at $1.8 billion cash, or $24.05 per share, a premium of... Read More »
Quest Diagnostics Acquires Lab Division from Mercy

Quest Diagnostics Acquires Lab Division from Mercy

In an effort to expand its network, Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX) has announced a deal with not-for-profit Mercy, a multi-state healthcare system. Quest is acquiring the health system’s outreach laboratory services business, which currently operates from 29 hospital laboratories and two independent clinic laboratories in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma.  No terms were disclosed in the all-cash transaction, but under the agreement, testing associated with outreach lab services will transition to the Quest Diagnostics full-service laboratory in Lenexa, Kansas, and a network of rapid response laboratories across the region. Mercy will continue to wholly own and operate its hospital... Read More »
Veracyte Snaps Up Decipher Biosciences, Inc.

Veracyte Snaps Up Decipher Biosciences, Inc.

Veracyte, Inc. (NASDAQ: VCYT), the South San Francisco, California-based diagnostics company, has bought Decipher Biosciences, Inc for $600 million consisting of $250 million in cash and up to $350 million in stock. Decipher Biosciences is a commercial-stage precision oncology company focused on urologic cancers. It has a comprehensive portfolio of tests which leverage whole transcriptome analysis and proprietary machine learning algorithms to improve patient decision-making across the clinical care continuum. This acquisition solidifies Veracyte’s global position in the genomic cancer diagnostics market while accelerating revenue growth. Collectively, Decipher’s genomic tests have... Read More »
Thermo Fisher Acquires Henogen S.A.

Thermo Fisher Acquires Henogen S.A.

After a surprise collapse of its takeover bid for QIAGEN N.V. (NYSE: QGEN), Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is back with a new deal in 2021. Thermo Fisher is buying Henogen S.A. from Groupe Novasep SAS for approximately EUR 725 million ($877.5 million) in cash. Based in Belgium, Henogen S.A. is a viral vector manufacturing business that provides contract manufacturing services for vaccines and therapies to biotechnology companies and large biopharma customers.  Groupe Novasep partners with a variety of industries to provide technically optimized and economical solutions for the life science industry.  Henogen has two facilities and approximately 400 employees with substantial... Read More »
Butterfly Network Undergoes Reverse Merger

Butterfly Network Undergoes Reverse Merger

Another week, another reverse merger. Private companies going public through a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) seem to be a dime a dozen in 2020. Primary Care operator Cano Health, LLC announced it was going public last week in a deal valued at $4.4 billion, and Clover Health struck a $3.7 billion reverse merger with Social Capital Hedosophia Holdings Corp. III (NYSE: IPOC). This time, the SPAC is Longview Acquisition Corp. (NYSE: LGVW), which is sponsored by Glenview Capital Management, LLC. The company going public is Butterfly Network, Inc., which created the world’s first handheld, single-probe whole-body ultrasound system, Butterfly iQ, to make ultrasound technology more... Read More »