• Health Care M&A Deals, September 18, 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. The largest deal... Read More »
  • MetLife Acquires Versant Health

    MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET) has entered the healthcare M&A market. Last week, the company announced the acquisition of Versant Health, the parent company of Davis Vision and Superior Vision, two major vision care and insurance brands with a combined 35 million members. Centerbridge Partners and an investor group including FFL Partners are... Read More »
  • CloudMD Expands Patient Engagement Portfolio

    CloudMD Software & Services Inc. (OTCMKTS: DOCRF) just keeps rolling out new deals and acquisitions. The company has been very active this year, with six acquisitions on the books so far across various sectors, according to search results in our Deal Search Online database. Last week, CloudMD acquired Toronto-based iMD Health Global Corp. for... Read More »
  • Trulieve Cannabis Boosts Its Market Reach

    Trulieve Cannabis Corp. (OTC: TCNNF), a vertically integrated “seed-to-sale” company and the first licensed medical cannabis company in the state of Florida, announced two new transactions last week. M&A activity in the medical marijuana market has been quiet throughout 2020 and 2019, after experiencing somewhat of a boom in 2018,... Read More »
  • A Busy Week for Home Health & Hospice Deals

    It was a busy week for home health & hospice (HH&H) transactions. Results from our Deal Search Online database show there were four announced last week alone, half of September’s total so far. Half of the deals were completed by private equity-backed companies, which highlights the continued interest in HH&H from PE firms. Jet... Read More »
Mednax Sells American Anesthesiology

Mednax Sells American Anesthesiology

Deal making is getting more creative in the time of COVID-19. Mednax, Inc. (NYSE: MD) sold its anesthesiology group, American Anesthesiology, Inc., to North American Partners in Anesthesia (NAPA), a portfolio company of American Securities, for $50 million. In an 8k filing on May 6, Mednax added a few terms to that $50 million price. It retained the accounts receivable of American Anesthesiology, which, net of various other working capital items, which were approximately $110 million as of March 31, 2020. It also retained a contingent economic interest in the success of NAPA with a value ranging from $0 to $250 million based upon the multiple of invested capital returned to NAPA’s owners... Read More »
PE Firms Pay Big for Medical Transportation

PE Firms Pay Big for Medical Transportation

KKR & Co., through its portfolio company, is the second private equity firm to pay more than $2 billion for a medical transportation company in 2017. The medical transportation market, falling under the “Other Services” category, has seen a couple of large deals in 2017, as some big name companies decide to change hands. On August 8, 2017, Envision Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: EVHC) announced it was selling its medical transportation subsidiary, American Medical Response (AMR), to Air Medical Group Holdings, Inc. (AMGH), a portfolio company of KKR & Co. (NYSE: KKR). The deal comes more than two years after KKR bought it from Bain Capital and Brockway Moran for an undisclosed... Read More »

Investors Make Many, Many Small Bets in March 2017

They don’t call it March Madness for nothing. After a few months of slowing merger and acquisition activity, deal volume spiked back to 2016 levels. The 139 deals announced in March 2017 were only 4% below the 145 deals announced in March 2016, when healthcare M&A was barrelling along. Deal volume was 46% higher than the previous month’s 95 transactions, but that’s not a fair comparison. February is the shortest month, and March always seems to drag on and on. Besides, the early days of the Trump administration were (and still are) tempestuous, to say the least. March 2017’s increase in activity may be a signal that investors are just going to get on with their plans, or it may be they... Read More »
PE Firms Pay Big for Medical Transportation

Air Methods Corp. Flies to American Securities

Air Methods Corporation (NASDAQ: AIRM), a global air medical transportation company, has been on the acquisition trail since the late 1990s, announcing 12 deals targeting smaller air ambulance operators. Now it’s a takeover target itself, thanks to activist shareholder Voce Capital Management LLC. Voce Capital, and its managing director J. Daniel Plants, had been calling for Air Methods management to put the company on the block as far back as 2015. In February 2017, the investment firm launched a fight for four board seats and publicly criticized AIRM’s financial returns and “a multi-year syndrome of operational, strategic and governance failures.” Air Methods... Read More »

Another Anesthesia Group Changes Hands

Moelis Capital Partners is selling North American Partners in Anesthesia (NAPA), the largest single specialty anethesia management company in the United States, which it acquired in 2011. The buyers are American Securities LLC, a middle-market private equity firm, along with minority investments from Leonard Green & Partners and NAPA management. Specifically, the buyers completed a recapitalization of NAPA’s practice management company, NAPA Management Services Corporation. Financial terms were not disclosed, but Reuters News reported in February that American Securities was paying nearly $1 billion for NAPA. Read More »