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, […]
Valuations in the behavioral health care sector have stayed strong in recent years, as the industry still sees more tailwinds than headwinds.
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 […]
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.