Healthcare Staffing Firms in Steady Demand

Healthcare Staffing Firms in Steady Demand

As healthcare companies and providers across the industry wrestle with staffing shortages and retention, staffing firms are looking to fill some of the gaps, thus driving M&A activity. According to our Deal Search Online database, there have been nine acquisitions focused on healthcare staffing firms so far this year, and that number will most likely grow. If a price had been disclosed, Medical Solutions’ takeover of C&A Industries, Inc. this month would surely be among the largest deals in this segment. Medical Solutions, a portfolio company of TPG Growth, specializes in placing registered nurses in temporary travel assignments throughout the country. The target... Read More »
Telehealth: Answering the Call

Telehealth: Answering the Call

If you’ve attended any healthcare deal-making conference in the last few years, you’ve heard that telehealth is one of the hottest target sectors going, right up there with autism services and physician practices (dermatologists, ophthalmologists, dentists, you name it). It’s caught in something of a perfect storm at the moment, as more states and regions implement laws to facilitate telehealth services. On the federal level, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on April 5, 2019 finalized policies that increase plan choices and benefits, including allowing Medicare Advantage plans to include additional telehealth benefits. Private health insurers have been offering telehealth... Read More »
AMN Healthcare Services Acquires Staffing Firm

AMN Healthcare Services Acquires Staffing Firm

AMN Healthcare Services, Inc. (NYSE: AHS), a healthcare solutions and staffing services company, has acquired Advanced Medical Personnel Services, Inc. for $200 million. Advanced Medical Personnel specializes in placing therapists and nurses in contract positions across multiple settings including hospitals, schools, clinics, skilled nursing facilities, and home health. AMN purchased Advanced Medical for the company’s recently launched telehealth platform for delivery of speech therapy to children in large school districts across the country. Another telehealth company changed hands in early April, as Advantia Health, a physician medical group, acquired Pacify, a telehealth company.... Read More »

Medical Staffing Companies Attract Private Investors

Labor shortages in the healthcare industry aren’t a new topic. Earlier this year, the Association of American Medical Colleges warned that the United States could lose as many as 100,000 doctors by 2025, up to one-third of those being primary care physicians. A shortage of registered nurses has been discussed since 1965, by one account. That makes the market for medical staffing companies of particular interest to investors. M&A activity in this subsector has grown in recent years, from a single deal in 2013 to eight deals in 2015. Through the end of October 2016, six deals targeting medical staffing companies are on the books. The majority of acquirers have been another staffing... Read More »