• 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 »
MetLife Acquires Versant Health

MetLife Acquires Versant Health

MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET) has entered the healthcare M&A market. Last week, the company announced the acquisition of Versant Health, the parent company of Davis Vision and Superior Vision, two major vision care and insurance brands with a combined 35 million members. Centerbridge Partners and an investor group including FFL Partners are selling Versant Health in this acquisition. Centerbridge started exploring the sale of Versant Health in late 2019 when it brought on Barclays to auction off its portfolio company. Metlife is purchasing Versant Health in an all-cash transaction valued at $1.68 billion. With this acquisition, MetLife becomes the third-largest U.S. vision insurer by... Read More »
Benefytt Technologies Gets New PE Investment

Benefytt Technologies Gets New PE Investment

Madison Dearborn Partners, the Chicago-based private equity firm, isn’t a major investor in the healthcare market, especially compared with some other firms, but it did announce a new acquisition in July. The private equity firm purchased Benefytt Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: BFYT) for $420.7 million. Madison Dearborn paid $31 cash per share (13.57 million shares), a 59% premium over the 30-day volume-weighted average price per share of Benefytt’s common stock through the close of trading on July 10, 2020.  Benefytt Technologies develops and operates private e-commerce health insurance marketplaces, purchaser engagement platforms, agency technology systems and insurance policy... Read More »
Molina Healthcare is Expanding Fast With New Acquisitions

Molina Healthcare is Expanding Fast With New Acquisitions

Molina Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE: MOH) has been on an M&A marathon for the past year, expanding into multiple new states and increasing its presence in others. On July 17, the company acquired certain assets related to the Medicaid and Dual Eligible Special Needs Plans (DSNP) lines of business from Passport Health Plan in Kentucky. The deal was valued at $20 million in cash, plus contingent consideration that is payable in 2021 based on Molina’s Kentucky Health Plan’s open enrollment results in 2020.   The acquisition of the Passport lines of business allows Molina to enhance operational readiness and promote continuity of care for members in advance of Molina’s... Read More »
Bravo Wellness Moves Into Performance-Based Wellness Market

Bravo Wellness Moves Into Performance-Based Wellness Market

On June 18 Bravo Wellness announced the acquisition of Push, a Chicago-based managed care company, for an undisclosed sum. Founded in 2008, Bravo Wellness provides employers and health plans with configurable employee wellness programs that can strengthen employee benefits and drive down long-term claims. The company has about two million members. Bravo is looking to compete in the performance-based wellness market, and Push would give them an advantage. Launched in 2011, Push leverages technology and behavioral economics to motivate people to improve their health, producing real benefits for health plans, self-insured employers, and their valued members. It also specializes in developing... Read More »
More Medicare Deals Close in May

More Medicare Deals Close in May

In late April, the Social Security and Medicare Trustees released two reports on the financial state of their respective programs, and you’ve probably guessed, the outlook is grim. Without accounting for the adverse economic or health consequences of COVID-19, the organizations find Medicare Part A, which covers inpatient hospital care, skilled nursing facility, hospice, lab tests, surgery, and home health care, will face insolvency in six years. Considering COVID-19 is dealing heavy blows to healthcare services as a whole, it’s fair to say the pandemic is draining funds even faster. However, there is temporary relief for the market. The CARES Act passed by Congress promised... Read More »
Benefytt Technologies Gets New PE Investment

Magellan Sells Complete Care to Molina

Easy come, easy go. Magellan Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: MGLN) is selling its Magellan Complete Care (MCC) business to Monlina Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE: MOH). The cash purchase price, according to Magellan, is $850 million. According to Molina, it is paying approximately $820 million, net of certain tax benefits. MCC, which had revenue of more than $2.7 billion in 2019 and approximately 155,000 members, manages full-service Medicaid and Medicare health plans including Magellan Complete Care in Arizona, Florida, and Virginia; Senior Whole Health in Massachusetts and New York; and TMG by Magellan in Wisconsin. It wasn’t that long ago (well, July 2017) that Magellan paid $400 million to buy... Read More »