More Big Deals for Doc Groups

The Physician Medical Group sector started off the year strong and hasn’t lost any momentum as physician groups continue seeking scale to survive. As of May 26, 2017, 77 deals have been announced. The largest disclosed deal was Optum’s (NYSE: UNH) $3.3 billion acquisition of Surgical Care Affiliates, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCAI) in January.

Air Methods Corp. Flies to American Securities

Air Methods Corp. was taken private by American Securities for $2.5 billion, including debt.

Bain Capital Expands its Pediatric Home Health Platform

In less than a month, Bain Capital Private Equity has built a major pediatric home health care platform. It began on December 19,  2016, with Bain’s announcement that it was acquiring Dallas, Texas-based Epic Health Services, from Webster Capital. On January 17, 2017, the global private equity firm announced a deal for Atlanta, Georgia-based PSA Healthcare, […]

December 2016 Didn’t Deliver a Year-End Boost

The final month of the fourth quarter is typically a busy one for deal makers in all industries. Last year, some health care deal makers apparently got a rest. Deal volume in December 2016 was an anemic 119 transactions, compared with 131 deals in November and 148 in December 2015. The Services sectors accounted for […]

Home Health Sector Closes 2016 in ‘Epic’ Deal

The year is ending on a high note for mergers and acquisitions in the Home Health & Hospice sector. Deal volume reached 54 transactions by mid-December, and could go higher as we finish up the year. Last year ended with 51 transactions. Consolidation continued, as buyers such as Kindred Healthcare (NYSE: KND) and Epic Health Services […]

Stryker’s Minimally Invasive Acquisitions

For a company that has targeted minimally invasive surgical products of late, Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) has been highly visible in the acquisition arena this year. It started in February 2016. That month, the medical device giant announced three deals, totaling $2.03 billion. In April, three more acquisitions were announced, with only one disclosed price of $40.6 million. […]

March 2016’s Biggest Health Care Deals

Health care companies are still attracting buyers, and those in the services sectors seem to be the hottest. Last month saw healthy deal volume, at 134 transactions. For a year that started slowly for health care mergers and acquisitions, March 2016’s deal volume is only 3% lower than the same month a year ago. Industry […]

Another Billion-Dollar Stryker Deal

It’s been one-a-week for Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK). The medical device maker announced two deals in February, including one for $2.77 billion. That was for Madison Dearborn Partners‘ portfolio company, Sage Products LLC, which makes and distributes disposable products aimed at reducing hospital-acquired infections, primarily in the ICU and Med/Surg unit. The third week in […]

NKKR Buys a Texas Air Ambulance Company

Air ambulance companies are not on most investors’ radar, yet at least one acquisition of this ancillary healthcare service pops up about once a year. This year’s deal came early, as KKR & Co. LP (NYSE: KKR) paid an undisclosed amount for Air Medical, an air ambulance company based in Lewisville, Texas. It was owned […]