Healthcare Dollar Volume Exploded in January

Dollar volume for healthcare deals announced in January was ridiculous, topping $90 billion. We don’t see figures like that in most quarters. The outsized total results from a single deal, of course. Bristol-Myers Squibb’s (NYSE: BMY) $74 billion acquisition of Celgene Corp. (NASDAQ: CELG) made up 81% of the month’s total. Suffice it to say […]

Healthcare Deal Volume Got a Jump Start in January

January was a fairly busy month for healthcare M&A. Preliminary data shows 133 deals reported, nearly equal to December’s 136. The momentum coming out of the fourth quarter spilled into the new year and even without a big boost in deal announcements from the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference, consolidation in the industry seems to be […]

How Moved My Turkey? November Deals Drop 26%

Calm down. So deal volume plummetted 26%, to a mere 136 deals compared with October’s 183 (that’s a monthly record, by the way). November is typically a slower month for deal making, what with a four-day Thanksgiving holiday diverting attention away from healthcare transactions. This November’s deal volume bested last year’s results by 24% (110 […]

October 2018 Healthcare Deal Spending Breaks Even

Spending on healthcare deals in the month of October didn’t match the surge in deal volume (see separate post). At $9.4 billion, October 2018 posted a slight 4% gain over September, but was 25% lower than the $12.6 billion spent in October 2017. Of course, we can only go by disclosed prices, and several transactions […]

Fourth Quarter 2018 Blasts Off with Heavy Deal Volume

Healthcare transactions kicked into high gear in October, with preliminary data showing a monthly total of 176 deals, the highest monthly tally reported this year. It bests September’s 144 deals by 22%, and the year-ago volume of 151 deals by 17%. Eight of the 13 sectors saw solid gains compared with October 2017 results. The […]