athenahealth Finds a Buyer and a Merger Partner

athenahealth Finds a Buyer and a Merger Partner

Only two weeks into the month of November 2018, and already the deal value is higher than all of October. Through November 14, nearly $9.8 billion has been spent, but that’s largely because of a single deal, and one that’s been long in the works. After a lengthy bidding process, athenahealth (NASDAQ: ATHN) was acquired by Veritas Capital and Evergreen Coast Capital, the private equity subsidiary of activist investor group Elliott Management Corporation. athenahealth’s focus is on hospital and ambulatory customers and its products range from medical records, revenue cycle, patient engagement, care coordination and population health services. The final price of... Read More »
DaVita Dumps Its Doc Group for $4.9 Billion

DaVita Dumps Its Doc Group for $4.9 Billion

Kidney care specialist DaVita (NYSE: DVA) made good on its statement that it was exploring strategic alternatives for its DaVita Medical Group (DMG). It found a buyer in UnitedHealth Group’s (NYSE: UNH) Optum, which agreed to pay $4.9 billion for DMG, the highest publicly announced price it has paid for a physician group. In January, Optum announced its take-out of Surgical Care Affiliates, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCAI) for $3.2 billion. The company partners with health plans, medical groups and health systems to develop and optimize surgical centers. At the time of the announcement, it operated 205 surgical facilities, including ambulatory surgery centers and surgical hospitals, in partnership with... Read More »