CVS, Aetna Lead a Potential Big-Deal Parade

The fourth quarter, and the month of December in particular, are usually busy times for mergers and acquisitions, and often when big deals are announced. With one month to go in Q4:17, the pace may be picking up. Deal volume through December 1 stood at 231 transactions (-39% to last year’s 379), and $19.6 billion […]

Deal(s) of the Week: Teva, Take Two

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 […]

Fresensius Helios Adds 43 Spanish Hospitals

Fresenius Helios (EXTRA: FRE.DE) was already the largest private hospital company in Europe, and now it’s grown even larger. On September 5, 2016, the company announced the acquisition of Quirónsalud, Spain’s largest private hospital operator, with 43 hospitals, 39 outpatient centers, and 300 occupational risk prevention centers.  Quirónsalud was created by the 2014 merger of IDC […]