• Health Care M&A Deals, September 18, 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... Read More »
  • 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... Read More »
  • CloudMD Expands Patient Engagement Portfolio

    CloudMD Software & Services Inc. (OTCMKTS: DOCRF) just keeps rolling out new deals and acquisitions. The company has been very active this year, with six acquisitions on the books so far across various sectors, according to search results in our Deal Search Online database. Last week, CloudMD acquired Toronto-based iMD Health Global Corp. for... Read More »
  • Trulieve Cannabis Boosts Its Market Reach

    Trulieve Cannabis Corp. (OTC: TCNNF), a vertically integrated “seed-to-sale” company and the first licensed medical cannabis company in the state of Florida, announced two new transactions last week. M&A activity in the medical marijuana market has been quiet throughout 2020 and 2019, after experiencing somewhat of a boom in 2018,... Read More »
  • A Busy Week for Home Health & Hospice Deals

    It was a busy week for home health & hospice (HH&H) transactions. Results from our Deal Search Online database show there were four announced last week alone, half of September’s total so far. Half of the deals were completed by private equity-backed companies, which highlights the continued interest in HH&H from PE firms. Jet... Read More »

Private Equity Stormed PMG Sector in 2019

Even with just our preliminary data, private equity dominated dealmaking in the Physician Medical Groups (PMG) sector in 2019. According to our Deal Search Online database, PE firms and their portfolio companies (PE Buyers) accounted for roughly 71% of M&A activity in the sector, or 152 deals. And although we found dealmaking in nearly every specialty, from OB/GYN to radiology, it was heavily concentrated in three particular fields: dermatology, dental, and ophthalmology. Source: HealthcareMandA.com, December 2019 There were 49 deals focused on ophthalmology practices in 2019, a significant jump over every other specialty, and it was a select group of buyers driving the deal volume.... Read More »
Doc Group Deals Take Health Care in New Directions

Doc Group Deals Take Health Care in New Directions

With more than 180 deals announced so far in 2019, the Physician Medical Group sector is roaring toward another strong close. The usual specialties—dental, dermatology and ophthalmology—are still very active, but after 10 to 20 years of consolidation, their trajectories are flattening. Other specialties are gaining traction with private equity investors, particularly orthopedics, gastrointestinal (GI), urology, pain management and women’s health. Even ear, nose & throat (ENT) deals are picking up. We spoke with a few deal makers to find out where this sector stands at the end of 2019 and what’s ahead for M&A in 2020. The hot areas this year have been surgical subspecialties,... Read More »
DentalOne Partners Sold to PE-Backed Group

DentalOne Partners Sold to PE-Backed Group

Mid-Atlantic Dental Partners, a portfolio company of S.C. Goldman & Company, LLC, recently announced it acquired DentalOne Partners from Dental Investments, LLC. DentalOne is one of the largest dental service organizations (DSOs) nationally with approximately 150 affiliated offices across 13 states and 27 markets. This acquisition increases Mid-Atlantic Dental Partners affiliated offices to more than 240 operating in 18 states. Mid-Atlantic and S.C. Goldman has been quiet on the M&A front for the past year. In October 2018, the company acquired Birner Dental Management Services, Inc. for $19.9 million. Birner operates dental practice affiliates under the Perfect Teeth brand in... Read More »
Mednax Sells MedData, Pulls Back on M&A

Mednax Sells MedData, Pulls Back on M&A

It’s been nearly a year since Mednax Inc. (NYSE: MD) announced its MedData subsidiary was headed for the auction block. The company acquired the privately held revenue cycle management company in August 2014 for an undisclosed amount. Now that Mednax has hired teams of consultants to help it rethink its business model, MedData is a non-core asset. Frazier Healthcare Partners agreed to pay $250 million for MedData in mid-October, although Mednax has classified MedData as discontinued operations since the first quarter of 2019. The target provides management services to hospitals, health systems and healthcare providers. Back in 2014, when Mednax bought it, MedData served 3,000 physicians at... Read More »
Heal Acquires Medical House Call Company in NYC

Heal Acquires Medical House Call Company in NYC

Heal announced this week it will acquire Doctors on Call, one of the largest in-home medical practices providing medical house calls for the elderly in New York City, for $15 million. The target employs a team of physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants to provide medical treatment for chronic diseases, sick visits, and post-hospital care. The company averaged 42,000 house calls to seniors in New York City in 2018. Heal is familiar with this business, no doubt, as it develops a mobile application that connects patients with doctors and physicians for medical house calls. Its services are available to more than 75 million patients throughout Atlanta, Georgia; California,... Read More »
EyeCare Partners Grows Its National Platform

EyeCare Partners Grows Its National Platform

EyeCare Partners’ acquisition marathon shows no signs of slowing down. Ever since FFL Partners formed the group with the acquisition of Clarkson Eyecare in April 2015, EyeCare Partners (ECP) has expanded rapidly, consolidating smaller firms to grow a national network. Last week, the group purchased Nationwide Vision from Refac Optical Group, a portfolio company of Acon Investments. Nationwide is a full-service vision care provider operating 89 optometry offices throughout Arizona and Florida. This acquisition brings EyeCare Partners’ network range to up to 450 locations nationwide. No financial terms were disclosed. Earlier in September, ECP acquired Associated Retinal... Read More »