June 2018 Deal Volume Settles into Summer Mode

June was a gentle month for deal making. As the first month of summer, preliminary data shows a slight drop in deal volume for the month, compared with a busier May. Investors seem to be taking the adage “Buy in May and go away” seriously. With a preliminary total of 122 transactions made public in […]

Envision Healthcare Sells to KKR for $9.9 Billion

It’s been a bumpy road for Envision Healthcare (NYSE: EVHC). The company went public in 2013, with revenues of $3.7 million. In 2018, it is going private with KKR & Co. (NYSE: KKR), with revenues of $8.0 billion. In 2014, Envision operated American Medical Response, Inc., an air ambulance company; EmCare Holdings, provider of physician practice management […]

Physician Practices Find Many Buyers

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 […]

REVA Lands at Beekman Investment Partners

Beekman Investment Partners, a New York-based private equity firm, recently recapped REVA, Inc., the largest global fixed-wing air medical platform in the United States. The deal was closed along with strategic partner Directional Aviation LLC and Goldman Sachs Specialty Lending Group. REVA was formed in 2012 through the merger of AeroJet International and Air Ambulance […]

The MACRA Effect Keeps Building

The MACRA effect is heating up, as independent physician practices agree to be acquired by hospitals, managed care companies and even private equity firms.

December 2016 Didn’t Deliver a Year-End Boost

The final month of the fourth quarter is typically a busy one for deal makers in all industries. Last year, some health care deal makers apparently got a rest. Deal volume in December 2016 was an anemic 119 transactions, compared with 131 deals in November and 148 in December 2015. The Services sectors accounted for […]

PMG Sector Sets Record in 2016

Mergers and acquisitions in the Physician Medical Group sector hit a record 119 transactions in 2016, up 19% over 2015’s previous record of 100 announced transactions. Consolidation was a big theme, as some of the top publicly traded companies either merged or were taken private.