• 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 »
Invitae Corporation Grows Diagnostics Platform With New Acquisition

Invitae Corporation Grows Diagnostics Platform With New Acquisition

Invitae Corporation (NYSE: NVTA), a genetic information company, announced on June 22 it acquired Colorado-based ArcherDX for $883.3 million. ArcherDX offers genomic sequencing services and testing solutions to help develop and deliver personalized and precision diagnostics and monitoring in the field of oncology. Invitae will pay $325 million in cash and 30 million shares of Invitae common shares at $18.61 per share (June 19, 2020 closing price). In addition, up to 27 million shares of Invitae stock could be payable upon milestone achievements   The combined company will be able to offer robust support for biopharmaceutical companies, from patient identification and screening to biomarker... Read More »
Integral Diagnostics Acquires Ascot Radiology

Integral Diagnostics Acquires Ascot Radiology

Australian-based Integral Diagnostics (ASX: IDX) announced on June 10 that it acquired Ascot Radiology, expanding its network of diagnostic clinics. The acquisition will create a new entity known as Integral Diagnostics New Zealand Radiology Group, which will have a total of 63 clinics between Australia and New Zealand. Integral paid roughly $31.2 million (NZ$47.7 million), with $24.9 million in cash and $6.2 million in new ordinary Integral shares to be issued at $2.28 per share to 17 specialist vendor doctors. Integral Diagnostics provides diagnostic imaging services to general practitioners, medical specialists, and allied health professionals. The company provides its services through... Read More »
TearLab Corporation Goes Private with Accelmed

TearLab Corporation Goes Private with Accelmed

Deal making hasn’t shut down entirely. The technology healthcare sectors are still attracting investors. The most recent is TearLab Corporation’s (OTCQB: TEAR) acquisition by Accelmed Partners, New York City-based group of funds investing in health tech companies in the medical device, diagnostics, and digital health areas. TearLab develops and markets lab-on-a-chip technologies that enable eye care practitioners to improve the standard of care by testing for disease biomarkers in tears at the point of care. The TearLab Osmolarity Test, to aid in the diagnosis of Dry Eye Disease, is the first assay developed for the TearLab Osmolarity System. In connection with the acquisition,... Read More »
Thermo Fisher and QIAGEN Merge in Multi-Billion Deal

Thermo Fisher and QIAGEN Merge in Multi-Billion Deal

After a year hiatus from the acquisition trail, Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is back with a big deal. Earlier in March, the medical diagnostics company announced it was acquiring QIAGEN N.V. (NYSE: QGEN) for $11.5 billion, or 23.8x EBITDA and 7.5x revenue. QIAGEN provides sample-to-insight solutions that transform biological materials into molecular insights worldwide. It has more than 500,000 customers around the world in molecular diagnostics and life sciences. The terms include $43.64 per share in cash, a 23% premium to QIAGEN’s March 2, 2020 closing price, plus assumption of approximately $1.4 billion of net debt. This acquisition expands Thermo Fisher’s... Read More »
Thermo Fisher and QIAGEN Merge in Multi-Billion Deal

Quest Acquires Memorial Hermann Outreach Labs

Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX) has had a busy month. On January 22, it acquired Blueprint Genetics, a leading genetic testing company based in Helsinki, Finland, for an undisclosed amount. Now, it’s turned its sites back home. On January 27, it announced a deal for substantially all of the Memorial Hermann Diagnostic Laboratories (MDHL), the outreach lab division of not-for-profit Memorial Hermann Health System in Houston. Memorial Hermann has 17 hospitals and more than 300 care delivery sites in the greater Houston area. The acquisition includes nearly 30 MHDL patient service centers and nearly 60 in-office laboratory service sites. These services will transition to the Quest... Read More »
Quest Diagnostics Buys Genetic Testing Company

Quest Diagnostics Buys Genetic Testing Company

Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX) broadened its scope in genetics and rare diseases with the January 22 acquisition of Blueprint Genetics, based in Helsinki, Finland. Founded in 2012, the target now serves customers in more than 70 countries. Financial terms of the all-cash equity transaction were not disclosed. Blueprint is a leading specialty genetic testing company with deep expertise in gene variant interpretation based on next generation sequencing (NGS) and proprietary bioinformatics. It provides 3,900 targeted single gene and more than 200 panel tests spanning 14 medical specialties. Its growth comes largely from its proprietary guideline-supported methods of gene variant interpretation... Read More »