Digital Health Sector M&A Activity Stays Strong in June

June was a busy month for the digital health sector. Our totals so far are 16 deals, but that number may increase as we find some deals disclosed in quarterly reports.  It doesn’t quite reach the count from June 2018 (25 deals), but 2018 was so robust in deal volume it’s a hard comparison to make. In 2017, for instance, there were only 13 deals reported. Dollar volume, on the other hand, is difficult to compare, mainly because of the headline-worthy transaction below. Dassault Systèmes (Paris: DSY) acquired Medidata Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDSO) for $5.8 billion, the second largest digital health transaction in our database. This acquisition increases Dassault’s services for... Read More »
athenahealth Finds a Buyer and a Merger Partner

athenahealth Finds a Buyer and a Merger Partner

Only two weeks into the month of November 2018, and already the deal value is higher than all of October. Through November 14, nearly $9.8 billion has been spent, but that’s largely because of a single deal, and one that’s been long in the works. After a lengthy bidding process, athenahealth (NASDAQ: ATHN) was acquired by Veritas Capital and Evergreen Coast Capital, the private equity subsidiary of activist investor group Elliott Management Corporation. athenahealth’s focus is on hospital and ambulatory customers and its products range from medical records, revenue cycle, patient engagement, care coordination and population health services. The final price of... Read More »