Dermatology Deals Up 46% in 2017

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 […]

 

 

 

 

Merit Medical Scores Assets from BD and Bard

Just after the release of the third quarter results, Merit Medical Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MMSI) announced an asset purchase agreement with two of its competitors. Merit has made two other similar acquisitions in 2017. The company entered into an asset purchase agreement with Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE: BDX) and C.R. Bard, Inc. (NYSE: BCR) to […]

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Deal of the Week: Almost Family/LHC Group

The Home Health & Hospice sector is gearing up for a busy 2018, compared with the sluggish performance turned so far in 2017. Two leading companies, LHC Group (NASDAQ: LHCG) and Almost Family (NASDAQ: AFAM) announced a “merger of equals” on November 16. That transaction followed third-quarter earnings calls from Amedysis (NASDAQ: AMED) and Brookdale […]

Cardinal Health Sheds its China Operations

Cardinal Health Inc. (NYSE: CAH) put its Cardinal Health China business up for sale in July of this year, following concerns that upcoming drug distribution reform could threaten the company’s growth. Cardinal’s China business is the eighth largest drug distributor in the country, operating 14 direct sales units and 17 distribution centers that cover 322 […]