After a Two-Year Buying Spree, Bain Sells Majority Stake in Waystar

Almost two years ago, in September 2017, Bain Capital Private Equity acquired cloud-based revenue cycle management (RCM) company ZirMed for a reported $750 million and merged it with its own revenue cycle management company, Navicure. The combination formed Waystar, which integrated ZirMed’s business and clinical performance management solutions with Navicure’s own cloud-based RCM platform that focused on medical […]

What Private Equity Firms Are Buying in 2016

Private equity’s success relies upon forward-looking expectations about which firms are best positioned to capitalize on market conditions. The healthcare market poses unique challenges. Although healthcare targets may have the profit opportunities that appeal to PE firms, the volatile legislative and reimbursement environment can turn a “smart bet” into an albatross. A recent report from […]

Third Quarter 2016 Shows Signs of Slowing

Eight months into the year is a good time to take stock of the state of the healthcare M&A market. On the whole, volume and value look to be stronger than last year. The first eight months of 2016 show a combined total of 1,019 transactions, compared with 1,005 in the same period in 2015, […]

Patient Experience Data Draws Big Money

EQT, a Swedish private equity firm with approximately €30 billion in raised capital, announced it was taking Press Ganey Holdings (NYSE: PGND) private with a purchase price of $2.35 billion, or $40.50 a share. Press Ganey made its mark by offering patient experience solutions to measure and analyze data collected directly from patients, including patient experience insights measured through several electronic […]