• REIT Deals are Still Closing Despite COVID-19

    Despite COVID-19 taking a hit on REIT stocks and earnings, especially in the senior care industry, some buyers managed to close deals in May, primarily for medical office buildings. This might come as a surprise since physician practices are getting hit especially hard by COVID-19, so these deals may have been in the works before the pandemic... Read More »
  • Health Care M&A Deals, May 22, 2020

    The Health Care M&A deals chart is a selection of transactions announced during the prior week(s). The M&A transactions presented here are from our Deal Search Online database, which is updated daily to provide our subscribers with the most up-to-date information and trends in the healthcare industry. This week’s top deals include... Read More »
  • WELL Health Boosts Digital Health Portfolio

    WELL Health Technologies Corp. (TSX.V: WELL) has added another digital health firm to its growing portfolio. This week, the Canadian company announced it is acquiring Indivica, Inc. for $4.47 million (CA$6.2 million), consisting of CA$3.41 million in cash upon closing; CA$1.55 million in WELL common shares and a time-based earn-out of CA$1.24... Read More »
  • NaviHealth Changes Owners – Again

    The merry-go-round of owners may finally be slowing for naviHealth, a digital healthcare company that helps health systems and insurers manage post-acute care bundled payments. In its third change of command, naviHealth is now part of OptumHealth, which is part of the Optum division of UnitedHealth (NYSE: UNH). It now manages post-acute services... Read More »
  • Omada Health Adds Physera

    Omada Health, a digital health coaching company based in San Francisco, didn’t have to go far to find a perfect target. On May 19, the company announced its acquisition of Physera, Inc., a digital physical therapy provider also based in San Francisco. In conjunction with the acquisition, Omada raised an additional round of growth capital... Read More »
Oak Hill Capital Exits AccentCare

Oak Hill Capital Exits AccentCare

May has been a busy month for deals in the Home Health & Hospice sector with eight transactions announced midway through the month. The latest is Oak Hill Capital Partners’ sale of its post-acute care platform, AccentCare, Inc. to Advent International. Financial terms were not disclosed. Today, AccentCare is the sixth largest home health platform and the third largest personal care platform in the United States. It serves health systems, physician practices and managed care organizations, and includes strategic joint ventures and partnerships. Its range of services includes personal, non-medical care to skilled nursing, rehabilitation, hospice care and care management. Oak Hill... Read More »
October 2018 Healthcare Deal Spending Breaks Even

October 2018 Healthcare Deal Spending Breaks Even

Spending on healthcare deals in the month of October didn’t match the surge in deal volume (see separate post). At $9.4 billion, October 2018 posted a slight 4% gain over September, but was 25% lower than the $12.6 billion spent in October 2017. Of course, we can only go by disclosed prices, and several transactions that did not disclose financial terms would probably boost the month’s total by at least a few billion dollars. H.I.G. Capital’s acquisition of Correct Care Solutions, is a case in point. Co-owners Audax, GTCR and Frazier Healthcare sold Correct Care, which provides medical and behavioral health services for nearly 250,000 patients in 38 U.S. states and in Australia. Only... Read More »
Avella Specialty Pharmacy Goes to OptumRx

Avella Specialty Pharmacy Goes to OptumRx

The auction for Riordan, Lewis & Haden’s portfolio company, Avella Specialty Pharmacy, was well under way back in February, according to industry sources. UnitedHealth Group’s (NYSE: UNH) Optum was reported to be in the lead, and then things went dark. It wasn’t until UnitedHealth Group’s third quarter earnings report was published on October 16 that the story ended. Some time in the third quarter, Optum acquired Avella and tucked it into its OptumRx pharmacy services subsidiary. The price wasn’t disclosed, but PEHub cited two sources saying the deal was valued at around $325 million. That’s pretty low, considering Avella’s previously disclosed... Read More »
UnitedHealth Doubles Down

UnitedHealth Doubles Down

UnitedHealth Group is not taking much time off this summer, in what continues to be one of the most active healthcare M&A years on record. It recently announced the acquisition of Peoples Health, a Medicare Advantage plan based in Metairie, Louisiana, that has 63,000 members. Included in the acquisition were four clinics plus Capital City Medical Group, a seven-physician medical group that practices near Baton Rouge and New Orleans. It also looks like UnitedHealth will be buying specialty pharmacy company Genoa Health from PE firm Advent International. Genoa Health has approximately 400 full-service pharmacies which are generally located within community mental health centers. The... Read More »

PE Firms Line Up for Pharmaceutical Targets

Although pharmaceutical M&A has declined sharply over the past year, there has been an uptick in financial buyer activity in the sector in the first eight months of 2017. We don’t typically see a lot of financial buyers in this space, since they are easily outbid by strategic buyers that have the advantage of easy access to capital and cost synergies. Also, private equity buyers have been flocking to acquire “healthcare-lite” targets, such as eHealth or contract research organizations, in the past 12 months, largely to avoid potential regulatory and reimbursement roadblocks that come with a new administration. Pharmaceutical M&A is down 65% (only 55 deals) compared with the 156... Read More »