Bain Capital Makes First Investment in Healthcare AI

Bain Capital Makes First Investment in Healthcare AI

Bain Capital announced, on June 6, that it acquired a majority stake in LeanTaaS.  LeanTaaS develops software that combines predictive analytics and machine learning to help optimize how health systems use resources like infusion chairs, operating rooms and inpatient beds. Founded in 2010 and headquartered in Santa Clara, California, LeanTaaS works with more than 500 hospitals and 130 health systems across the U.S. Bain’s investment will allow LeanTaaS to expand its technology capabilities. The purchase of LeanTaaS is Bain’s first venture into healthcare AI. Insight Partners and the growth equity business within Goldman Sachs Asset Management will each retain minority stakes in... Read More »
BD Enters New Pharmacy Automation Solutions Market With Parata Systems Acquisition

BD Enters New Pharmacy Automation Solutions Market With Parata Systems Acquisition

On June 6, Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD), a leading global medical technology company, entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Parata Systems, an innovative provider of pharmacy automation solutions, for $1.53 billion from leading private equity firm Frazier Healthcare Partners. The transaction will be complementary to BD’s solutions in medication management with a new set of technologies across the care continuum, including acute care health systems, retail pharmacies, long-term care and home settings. Ropes & Gray LLP advised Becton, Dickinson and Company in the acquisition. Parata provides BD access to a new $600 million pharmacy automation market segment that is... Read More »
Planet DDS Announces Significant Investment from Aquiline Capital Partners

Planet DDS Announces Significant Investment from Aquiline Capital Partners

On June 1, Planet DDS, a leading provider of cloud-based software solutions for dental practices in North America, announced a definitive agreement to be recapitalized by New York-based private equity firm Aquiline Capital Partners LLC. In conjunction with Aquiline’s investment, Level Equity Management, LLC, a New York-based private investment firm, will invest additional capital. The investments from Aquiline and Level Equity will be used to accelerate the company’s growth plans. SVB Securities acted as exclusive financial advisor to Planet DDS and Level Equity Management. Goodwin Procter LLP acted as legal advisor to Planet DDS and Level Equity Management, and Ropes &... Read More »
Linden Capital Partners Portfolio Company Acquires Florida and Georgia Dental Practices

Linden Capital Partners Portfolio Company Acquires Florida and Georgia Dental Practices

Sage Dental Management, LLC, a portfolio company of Linden Capital Partners, acquired two dental physician medical group (PMG) practices in Florida and Georgia for an undisclosed amount. The two practices, whose names were not disclosed, operate seven different facilities. Sage Dental Management is a leading dental service organization based in Boca Raton, Florida. It provides comprehensive non-clinical business and administrative support services to more than 250,000 patients and 70 practices in Florida and Georgia.  The inclusion of these locations brings Sage Dental to 11 practices in Georgia and its 80th location across the country. Sage will also move its Downton Atlanta, Georgia... Read More »
Carlyle-Backed CorroHealth Closes Two Deals

Carlyle-Backed CorroHealth Closes Two Deals

In its first two deals since creation, CorroHealth, a portfolio company of private equity firm The Carlyle Group, acquired two separate revenue cycle management (RCM) companies, Aergo Solutions and ParaRev. The financial terms for neither of the transactions were disclosed.  In October 2020, TrustHCS, Visionary RCM, T-System and RevCycle+ merged to become CorroHealth. It provides a greater breadth of reimbursement cycle, risk adjustment and quality solutions to health systems and payers.  Backed by Northstar Capital and founded in 1993, Aergo Solutions solves revenue cycle challenges through a customized mix of services, technology and consulting. Aergo is a leader in denials... Read More »
Private Equity Firms Expand into Rehabilitation

Private Equity Firms Expand into Rehabilitation

After several active M&A months, the Rehabilitation market has cooled. In January, Rehabilitation M&A activity hit a several month high with 16 announced deals. When compared to December 2021, which saw 13 deals and November 2021, with 12 deals, January 2022 does not seem like a large increase, but it is. According to LevinPro HC, February 2022 saw three announced deals; March saw nine deals; April saw eight deals; and May, so far, has only seen four deals. In total, there have been 40 Rehabilitation deals announced this year. One trend that is always worth noting is private equity activity in Rehabilitation. Out of the 40 deals, 27 of them have been done by private equity firms... Read More »