Acquisition of Civitas Tops 2018 Behavioral Health Care Deals

The biggest deal in the Behavioral Health Care sector featured a growing trend in healthcare M&A: a publicly traded company taken private. In this case, it was Centerbridge Partners buying Civitas Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: CIVI) for approximately $1.4 billion.  Founded in 1980, Civitas Solutions provides home- and community-based health and human services to must-serve individuals with intellectual, […]

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 […]

Universal Health Makes Another U.K. Purchase

We’ve seen a lot of companies divesting non-core assets lately. Sometimes the reason is regulatory approval purposes, and other times the company simply wants to focus exclusively on a different business unit. In the latter case, Cambian Group plc (LSE: CMBN) is looking to expand its children services unit.