• 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 »
Behavioral Health Care Deal Trends in 2017

Behavioral Health Care Deal Trends in 2017

The Behavioral Health Care sector has enjoyed growing interest from private equity and other investors in recent years. Federal legislation regarding coverage of mental health conditions certainly boosted that interest, as has the growing public acceptance of the magnitude of need for services. Also, the fragmented nature of this sector has kept platform-building acquisitions rather low. From a focus standpoint, behavioral health care covers mental health issues, as well as substance abuse, eating disorders, autism spectrum services and care for individuals with developmental disabilities. Co-morbidities often exist, particularly between mental health and substance abuse conditions. Then... Read More »
PE Firms Target Behavioral Health, Eating Disorder Programs

PE Firms Target Behavioral Health, Eating Disorder Programs

Behavioral health care has never been a particularly active sector, but deal volume has increased year-over-year between 2010 and 2016, growing 412% in that time. And there’s a good chance that 2017 will continue this trend. Through August 30, 32 behavioral health care deals have been announced, up 7% compared with the same period last year. So what else is going on this year? So far, we haven’t seen anything close to a mega-deal. The largest price tag this year was Care Capital Properties’ (NYSE: CCP) $380 million acquisition of the real estate assets of six behavioral health hospitals from Signature Healthcare Services LLC, dba Aurora Behavioral Health. This was the second REIT... Read More »
Long-Term Care Deals Hold Steady in Q2:17

Long-Term Care Deals Hold Steady in Q2:17

Merger and acquisition activity stayed virtually even in the second quarter, down 1% from the previous quarter, to 75 transactions. The quarter’s deal volume makes up 24% of the 315 deals announced within the past 12 months. Q2:17’s deal volume is 17% lower than the same period a year earlier. Source: HealthCareMandA.com, July 2017 Based on revealed prices, approximately $9.7 billion was committed to finance second quarter deals, an increase of 574% compared with the previous quarter and 299% higher than the same period in 2016. The second quarter accounted for 47% of the $20.6 billion spent in the last 12 months. Forty-four of the 75 deals disclosed prices, and two were more than $1... Read More »

Behavioral Health Deals Tumble in Q2:17

Deal activity in the Behavioral Health Care sector plummeted in Q2:17, down 50% compared with the previous quarter, and down 53% compared with the same quarter a year earlier. The quarter’s total of eight deals represents 21% of the 39 transactions announced in the past 12 months. In fact, those two  quarters—Q1:17 and Q2:16—had the highest number of deals in the preceding 12 months, so the news is not quite as dire as it appears. The second quarter’s deal volume is equal to that of Q4:16 and Q3:16. The passage of the 21st Century Cures Act in December 2016 brought additional focus and spending on substance abuse programs, particularly for opioid addiction, and mental health issues.... Read More »

Long-Term Care Deal Value Surges in Q2:17

The dollar volume of publicly announced seniors housing and care acquisitions in the second quarter of 2017 surged to $9.7 billion, a nearly 600% increase over the first quarter’s volume of $1.4 billion. The number of announced transactions in the second quarter (75) was basically even with the first quarter (76), according to new acquisition data from HealthCareMandA.com. The dollar volume is the highest since the second quarter of 2014. Driving the dollar volume were two billion-dollar acquisitions, including the acquisition of Care Capital Properties by Sabra Health Care REIT in a transaction valued close to $4.0 billion, as well as the acquisition of Hawthorn Retirement Group by... Read More »