Investors seem unfazed by the Democratic presidential candidates’ debate around the topic of “Medicare for All.” Mergers and acquisitions in the Managed Care sector are flowing quite well this year. Halfway through September, 20 deals have been announced, putting this sector on track to equal or possibly exceed the 25 deals announced in 2018. Over […]
Medicare Advantage programs and ancillaries are bringing in big bucks and new buyers. On August 19, Centerbridge Partners, L.P. announced its acquisition of GoHealth, LLC for a reported $1.4 billion from Norwest Equity Partners, the second-largest managed care deal in 2019, so far. The company is a leading provider of Medical Advantage products in the direct-to-consumer […]
The sleepy Managed Care sector woke up to a big deal last week. Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) announced it will acquired WellCare Health Plans (NYSE: WCG) for approximately $17.4 billion. M&A among managed care companies has been dormant since 2015. That’s when, in June, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the tax subsidies provided as part […]
Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) is on the move. Just days after announcing its 89% stake in a Madrid hospital, the insurer came back with a deal to buy QualChoice Health Insurance from Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), one of the largest not-for-profit hospital systems in the United States. The deal isn’t officially announced but has been acknowledged […]
The first quarter of 2018 is nearly over (one week left to go), and the Physician Medical Group sector is still in acquisition mode. Last year, the first quarter saw a record 59 deals announced for physician groups. This year’s Q1 total won’t challenge that, but the 30 deals reported so far show interest isn’t […]
Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC), the self-declared leader in government-sponsored healthcare in the U.S., has taken over another state. As larger rivals like Anthem (NYSE: ANTM) and UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) quit the individual health insurance exchanges around the country, Centene has marched in. In its first major deal since July 2015, Centene is now tops […]
Now that the mega-mergers of 2015 have been squashed, deal activity in the Managed Care sector could use a shot in the arm. Through mid-July 2017, only 10 deals have been announced in this sector, on par with 2016’s total of 20 deals. At this rate, it’s unlikely that the sector will reach its 2015 peak of 43 deals. Although 2015 […]
Behavioral health care deals dried up in February 2017, but are picking up again in March.
Now that managed care giants are blocked from acquiring each other, they may look outside the sector for growth.
2015 is about to lose even more of its M&A luster, it seems. Some $91 billion is about to disappear from the record-setting spending on healthcare M&A, thanks to the potential unraveling of two managed care mega-mergers. Bloomberg is reporting that the U.S. Department of Justice plans to file lawsuits seeking to halt the mergers of Aetna (NYSE: AET) […]