A total of $114.4 billion was spent to fund the 377 transactions reported in Q4:17, based on disclosed prices. The Managed Care sector dominated the dollar side of deal making, accounting for 70% ($80.6 billion) of spending. A single deal accounted for 67% of the quarter’s total, as CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) announced its agreement […]
The fourth quarter of 2017 will be remembered for some time to come, thanks to the game-changing deal announced between pharmacy/retailer CVS Health and Aetna, one of the largest managed care companies in the country. That was only one deal, of course, and there were actually 10 transactions announced in Q4:17. Fourth quarter deal volume […]
The dam broke in the fourth quarter of 2017, and pharmaceutical deal makers began acquiring again. The Republican tax overhaul that lowered the tax rate for corporations’ repatriated cash was approved in December, spurring big drug companies to think about mergers and acquisitions once again. Deal volume in the fourth quarter shot up 100% over […]
Deal activity in the Behavioral Health Care sector was consistent with most of the previous quarters. Although deal volume slipped 14% from the previous quarter, it rose 20% compared with the same quarter a year earlier. The fourth quarter’s total of 12 deals represents 22% of the 54 transactions announced in the past 12 months. […]
Despite a weak third quarter, the Hospital sector’s merger and acquisition activity stayed relatively consistent, with deal volume ranging between 20 and 23 deals per quarter. The fourth quarter of 2017 posted 21 transactions, accounting for 27% of the 78 announced in the prior 12 months. Deal volume was up 40% compared with the previous […]
Healthcare merger and acquisition activity held steady in the fourth quarter of 2017. Compared with the third quarter, deal volume increased 1%, to 377 transactions. Deal volume was lower than the same quarter in 2016, down 3%. Combined spending reached $114.4 billion, up 166% compared with the $43.1 billion spent in the previous quarter, according […]
Despite all the big deals announced in December, the fourth quarter of 2017 wasn’t one for the record books. Merger and acquisition activity was busy, but compared with the previous quarter and the same period in 2016, the pace wasn’t frenetic. Our preliminary data shows 357 transactions were announced in Q4:17, down a slight 4% […]
Investors have flocked to the “Other Services” sector this year, as its ancillary nature keeps the companies that comprise it largely outside the purview of reimbursement regulations and other stroke-of-the-pen sectors.
Acquisitions of dermatology practices are surging in 2017. Through mid-November, we’ve counted 37 transactions for these physician practices, up nearly 46% compared with all of 2016 (26 announced transactions). Epiphany Dermatology, a portfolio company of CI Capital Partners, has been the busiest acquirer this year, with eight transactions concentrated in Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma and […]
“Sluggish” is the best word to describe deal activity in the Pharmaceutical sector this year. Mergers and acquisitions have dropped every quarter since the third quarter of 2016. In Q3:17, this dearth of deals may have finally bottomed out.