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Tax Overhaul Boosted Pharma Deals in Q4:17

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 of the Week: Alliance PT/Agility Health LLC

Alliance Physical Therapy Partners, a portfolio company of GPB Capital, added on to its growing rehabilitation platform last week. On February 9, its affiliate, Physical Therapy Management, LLC signed a definitive agreement to acquire the U.S. operations of Agility Health, Inc. (TSXV: AHI), known as Agility Health LLC. Alliance PT will acquire 100% of the […]

 

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Health Care M&A Weekly Deals, The Week Ending February 2, 2018

We hope you are enjoying your membership to HealthCareMandA.com. This Health Care M&A Weekly chart below is a selection of transactions announced during the prior week(s). The deals presented here are further elaborated in the monthly newsletter, Health Care M&A News, and in the quarterly report. This information also appears in our online database, Deal Search […]

 

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Biotechnology Gets the Usual January Boost

The Biotechnology sector roared to life in 2017, posting a record 209 transactions. That’s 20% higher than the 174 deals announced in 2016. The previous record for the sector was set in 2009, with 193 transactions announced in the space. Spending for those 209 deals in 2017 didn’t set new records, but did post an […]

 

PE Firms Swarmed to Behavioral Health in Q4:17

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. […]

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Partners and Care New England Move Forward, Slowly

It’s not easy getting from the letter-of-intent stage, through due diligence, to a definitive agreement. Many hospitals that announce an LOI agreement go into due diligence and don’t end up on the altar after all. That seemed to be the fate of the LOI announced last April (2017) between Boston-based Partners HealthCare System and Providence, […]

Netsmart Adds HomeCare Accounting Solutions

Mergers and acquisitions in the Home Health & Hospice space are charging into 2018. Six deals were announced in the sector for the month of January, and more will likely turn up in the coming weeks. January’s total is already about half of the number of deals announced in this sector in the fourth quarter […]

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2017 Biggest Healthcare Deals by Sector

2017 was another big year for billion-dollar healthcare transactions. Among the deals that disclosed prices, 44 topped the billion-dollar mark, for a total of approximately $263.1 billion. Although that number seems high, there were 50 billion-dollar deals announced in 2015, although those totaled a slightly lower $240.1 billion. 2016 posted lower totals for both the […]

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Emergency room Hospital M&A

Hospital M&A Held Steady in Q4:17

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 […]