Aveanna Healthcare Calls Off Maxim Home Health Merger

The Federal Trade Commission has done it again. The agency closed its investigation into the merger of Aveanna Healthcare with Maxim Healthcare‘s home health division, announced in February 2019. We’re accustomed to seeing headlines every few months saying the FTC plans to tighten scrutiny of hospital mergers and acquisitions. The anti-trust division has been active […]

eHealth
eHealth

eHealth Activity Climbs in Q3

The eHealth sector came out swinging this quarter, reporting 51 deals, according to our Deal Search Online database. That’s a modest 9% uptick over Q2:19 deals, but a 38% increase over the same quarter in 2018. Year-to-date totals tell a similar story. In 2018, the first three quarters reported 146 deals, while 2019 clocks in […]

eHealth
eHealth

eHealth Deals Remain Active in August

August proved to be another busy month for eHealth transactions. According to our Deal Search Online database, there were 18 acquisitions in the eHealth sector in July 2019, and 17 in August. The most popular targets this month were cloud-based and data-analytics providers. There were eight digital health transactions with that focus, including Water Street […]

Anthem Adds Beacon Health Options to its Behavioral Offerings

Even without a price disclosed, this is one of the biggest deals we’ll probably see in the Behavioral Health Care sector this year. Bain Capital Private Equity and Diamond Castle Holdings are selling Beacon Health Options, the largest independently held behavioral health organization in the country. The buyer is managed care giant Anthem, Inc. (NYSE: ANTM). […]

ABA
ABA

BHC Sector Booms as Acadia Healthcare Explores a Sale

Mergers and acquisitions in the Behavioral Health Care sector are booming in 2018, with 68 transactions made public through mid-October, 21% higher than the total in 2017. Now comes the report that one of the sector’s largest publicly traded companies, Acadia Healthcare Company (NASDAQ: ACHC), is in talks with a few interested parties to sell […]

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.