• Health Care M&A Deals, June 4, 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... Read More »
  • WELL Health Buys MyHealth Partners

    It’s been a busy year for WELL Health Technologies Corp. (TSX.V: WELL). In early February, the company announced the acquisition of CRH Medical Corporation (NYSE: CRHM), which provides physicians with innovative services and products for the treatment of gastrointestinal diseases, for $292.7 million. Following that, in March the company... Read More »
  • Convey Health Announces its Going Public

    Healthcare technology firm Convey Holding Parent, Inc. announced a plan to raise $200 million through its upcoming IPO. The offering will consist of 13.3 million shares at an expected price range between $14 and $16 per share. In 2020, the company generated $288 million in consolidated revenue, a 28% increase over the previous year. Convey... Read More »
  • National Health Investors Grabs Brookhaven Hospital

    The healthcare REIT National Health Investors, Inc. (NYSE: NHI) is adding a behavioral health hospital to its portfolio. NHI is buying Brookhaven Hospital, a 64-bed specialty behavioral health hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma, that specializes in treating patients that have suffered a traumatic brain injury. The deal is valued at $42.3 million; $40.3... Read More »
  • One Medical Buys Iora Health

    The primary care clinic operator One Medical (NASDAQ: ONEM) has expanded its network size with the acquisition of Boston, Massachusetts-based Iora Health. Under the terms of the agreement, Iora Health shareholders will receive 56.1 million shares of One Medical stock valued at the company’s closing price of $35.59 on June 4, 2021, or... Read More »
DocGo Goes Public Via SPAC

DocGo Goes Public Via SPAC

Another week, another SPAC deal. Ambulnz, Inc., dba DocGo, has announced it is merging with Motion Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: MOTN), a special purpose acquisition company to create a publicly traded entity. DocGo, based in New York City, provides last-mile telehealth and integrated medical mobility services. Its medical mobility services offer on-demand service response and real-time vehicle location, as well as accurate estimated arrival times. The company serves 23 states in the U.S. and has operations in the U.K. By going public, DocGo hopes to continue growing its geographic footprint.  The combined company has a pro forma equity value of approximately $1.1 billion and will have... Read More »
CROs Are Back in Demand

CROs Are Back in Demand

Last year was not kind to contract research organizations (CROs). CROs typically provide discovery and development services to companies in the Medical Device, Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology sectors, conducting clinical trials and providing a wealth of R&D support. Demand for their services have seen a gradual rise over the last decade for a variety of reasons. An increasing number of start-ups have popped up in the Biotechnology sector, and they don’t have the resources or infrastructure that major players would have to oversee the complex R&D needed to bring a drug to market, so they often outsource much of that task to CROs. Second, big pharma and biotech are increasingly... Read More »
ICON Acquires PRA Health Sciences

ICON Acquires PRA Health Sciences

The contract research organization giant ICON plc (NASDAQ: ICLR) is growing its market reach through the acquisition of PRA Health Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRAH). The deal is valued at $12 billion, with the per share merger consideration consisting of $80 in cash and 0.4125 shares of ICON stock. The consideration represents an approximately 30% premium to PRA’s closing price as of February 23, 2021. The transaction value comes out to around 3.77x revenue and 20.2x EBITDA, annualized.  PRA is one of the world’s leading global contract research organizations by revenue, providing outsourced clinical development and data solution services to the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries.... Read More »
Charles River Laboratories Acquires Cognate BioServices

Charles River Laboratories Acquires Cognate BioServices

Charles River Laboratories International, Inc. (NYSE: CRL) is significantly boosting its capabilities with a new acquisition. The research giant is buying Cognate BioServices, Inc. from EW Healthcare Partners for $875 million. The acquisition and associated fees are expected to be financed through Charles River’s existing credit facility and cash. Cognate BioServices is a cell and gene therapy contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO). The company has extensive experience producing various cell types and technologies used in cellular immunotherapy and immuno-oncology, regenerative medicine, and advanced cell therapy. Cognate BioServices’ minority shareholders include... 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 »
Walgreens Sells Alliance Healthcare

Walgreens Sells Alliance Healthcare

In an effort to focus on its growing retail pharmacy division, a network of more than 9,000 stores, Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: WBA) is selling its Alliance Healthcare business to AmerisourceBergen Corporation (NYSE: ABC). The deal, valued at $6.5 billion, is comprised of $6.275 billion in cash and 2 million shares of AmerisourceBergen common stock for a majority interest. The Alliance Healthcare business supplies medicines, other healthcare products and related services to more than 115,000 pharmacies, doctors, health centers and hospitals each year from 306 distribution centers in 11 countries. AmerisourceBergen sources and distributes pharmaceutical products to healthcare... Read More »