Tower Health, a six-hospital system across southeastern Pennsylvania, is growing its network rather aggressively lately. On October 2, it announced the acquisition of Premier Urgent Care, which runs 19 urgent care centers in Pennsylvania and Delaware. A week earlier, it reported a new joint venture with United Surgical Partners International (USPI), part of Tenet Healthcare […]
What a quarter it was. Even with preliminary data, the numbers of deals and dollars spent in the second quarter of 2018 are impressive. The quarter began with a bang in April (176 deals), settled in May (136 deals) and slowed in June (122 deals). That still adds up to 432 transactions reported in the […]
It just might be “the pause that refreshes.” Or it could be the beginning of a painful contraction in the hospital market. In the first five months of 2018, 34 deals—representing definitive agreements and closures—have been announced. That’s the same number reported in the first five months of 2017. The difference lies behind the number […]
Consolidation isn’t a novel concept in the healthcare market, although it has been slow to arrive for some. The Home Health & Hospice sector has experienced a few jolts in the past six months, as three publicly traded giants merged or were split up. Now the private equity side has sent a shock wave through […]
Despite a weak third quarter, the Hospital sector’s merger and acquisition activity stayed relatively consistent, with deal volume ranging between 20 and 23 deals per quarter. The fourth quarter of 2017 posted 21 transactions, accounting for 27% of the 78 announced in the prior 12 months. Deal volume was up 40% compared with the previous […]
Hospital M&A activity accelerated in the fourth quarter of 2017. The number of hospital acquisitions rose to 21 in the fourth quarter, up 40% from the 15 publicly announced acquisitions in the third quarter of 2017. Compared with the same quarter in 2016, which posted 23 transactions, activity was down 9%. None of the transactions […]
Debt has been a key deal driver this year, particularly in the hospital sector, where Community Health Systems (NYSE: CYH), Quorum Health Corporation (NYSE: QHC) and Tenet Healthcare (NYSE: THC) are shedding less desirable assets. Joining them now is generic drug maker Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NYSE: TEVA), which is shouldering $35 billion of debt […]
PinnacleHealth System wasted little time after the Federal Trade Commission blocked its merger with Penn State Hershey Medical Center in 2016. Since then, the central Pennsylvania system has announced the acquisition of five hospitals, with a total of 720 beds. Now, it’s the target in another in-state merger deal.
Seven months into 2017, hospital mergers and acquisitions in the United States are slow and on the smaller side. Even with Community Health System’s (NYSE: CYH) ongoing divestiture announcements, just 51 transactions have been announced through August 1. In all of 2016, 84 transactions for U.S. hospitals were announced. With five months to go, that’s […]
Hospital transactions suddenly sped up in May 2017. Deals are now coming from the private equity-sponsored segment, while the publicly traded chains are mostly unwinding their 2013 acquisitions.