Universal Health Ups its UK Holdings

The United Kingdom is still luring behavioral health buyers from the United States. Last week Universal Health Services (NYSE: UHS) picked up Alpha Hospitals Holdings Ltd., a privately held company, for an undisclosed price. Alpha operates four behavioral health hospitals with a combined total of 305 beds. It will be added to Universal’s London-based Cygnet […]

Behavioral Health Deals in 2015

The behavioral health sector got a slight bump in April, when the CMS proposed that inpatient psychiatric facilities receive a 1.6% rate increase from Medicare in fiscal 2016. Quality metrics are also part of the proposal, and will affect psychiatric facility payments beginning in fiscal 2018. M&A activity in this sector is always very light, […]

American Addiction Centers Keeps Growing

Acadia Healthcare Company (NASDAQ: ACHC), a serial acquirer in the behavioral health care space, is getting some competition. American Addiction Centers, a subsidiary of AAC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AAC) announced its sixth acquisition in 2015, following its IPO in October 2014. The most recent acquisition was for The Oxford Centre, Inc., a 76-bed residential facility […]