• Health Catalyst Invests In healthfinch

    To kick off the third quarter, Health Catalyst has announced its second acquisition of 2020. On July 9, the company announced it acquired healthfinch, Inc. for roughly $40 million. healthfinch provides a workflow integration engine delivering insights and analytics into EMR workflows to automate physicians’ ability to close patient care gaps in... Read More »
  • Second Quarter Healthcare M&A Activity Drops

    The decline in second quarter healthcare M&A probably won’t surprise many of our readers. The second quarter was the first full quarter of healthcare M&A in the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic, and deal making took a hit as a result, as shown in results from our DSO database. Compared with Q1:20, Q2:20 dropped 20%, with 322 transactions... Read More »
  • Sanofi Inks New Licensing Deal

    Just weeks following its agreement with Translate Bio (NASDAQ: TBIO) for COVID-19 vaccine development, Sanofi (NYSE: SNY) has a new agreement with Kymera Therapeutics Inc. Sanofi and Kymera are signing a multi-program collaboration to develop and commercialize first-in-class protein degrader therapies targeting IRAK4 in patients with... Read More »
  • Summit BHC Expands Into West Virginia

    Private equity-backed Summit BHC has announced a new acquisition in West Virginia. The behavioral health treatment company added Highland Hospital to its network for an undisclosed sum. Meridian Behavioral Health Systems, LLC is selling Highland Hospital, an inpatient psychiatric facility (131 beds) with 24 beds dedicated to psychiatric... Read More »
  • Health Care M&A Deals, July 10, 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 of the week based on... Read More »

Becton, Dickinson Leads the Medical Device Sector

The Medical Device sector isn’t seeing a flood of deals, but the dollars are adding up fast. In the first four months of 2017, dollars committed to deals in this sector have reached 60% of 2016’s total of $61.6 billion. With just 31 deals announced, deal volume stands at 27% of last year’s total of 112 transactions. Four deals have surpassed the $1 billion mark this year, and one currently accounts for 65% of this year’s $36.9 billion total. That deal, recently announced, is Becton, Dickinson and Company’s (NYSE: BDX) $24 billion purchase of C.R. Bard, Inc. (NYSE: BCR). In late April, Becton, Dickinson (BD) announced it would pay $317.00 per share for the New Jersey-based... Read More »

Medical Device Deals Spring Back to Life

The Medical Device sector ended the first quarter of 2017 with 22 announced deals, almost even with Q4:16’s total of 23 deals, and down 29% from the year-ago quarter. But the lull may not last into the second quarter.  As of April 10, 2017, three medical device deals have been announced in Q2:17. On April 4th, Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE: BDX) acquired privately held Caesarea Medical Electronics (CME) for an undisclosed price. CME designs, manufactures and markets a range of infusion and syringe pumps, as well as related accessories and disposable administration sets for both home care and hospital settings. The acquisition expands BD’s infusion portfolio to include... Read More »