• Health Care M&A Deals, September 18, 2020

    The Health Care M&A deals chart is a selection of transactions announced during the prior week(s). The M&A transactions presented here are from our Deal Search Online database, which is updated daily to provide our subscribers with the most up-to-date information and trends in the healthcare industry. The largest deal... Read More »
  • MetLife Acquires Versant Health

    MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET) has entered the healthcare M&A market. Last week, the company announced the acquisition of Versant Health, the parent company of Davis Vision and Superior Vision, two major vision care and insurance brands with a combined 35 million members. Centerbridge Partners and an investor group including FFL Partners are... Read More »
  • CloudMD Expands Patient Engagement Portfolio

    CloudMD Software & Services Inc. (OTCMKTS: DOCRF) just keeps rolling out new deals and acquisitions. The company has been very active this year, with six acquisitions on the books so far across various sectors, according to search results in our Deal Search Online database. Last week, CloudMD acquired Toronto-based iMD Health Global Corp. for... Read More »
  • Trulieve Cannabis Boosts Its Market Reach

    Trulieve Cannabis Corp. (OTC: TCNNF), a vertically integrated “seed-to-sale” company and the first licensed medical cannabis company in the state of Florida, announced two new transactions last week. M&A activity in the medical marijuana market has been quiet throughout 2020 and 2019, after experiencing somewhat of a boom in 2018,... Read More »
  • A Busy Week for Home Health & Hospice Deals

    It was a busy week for home health & hospice (HH&H) transactions. Results from our Deal Search Online database show there were four announced last week alone, half of September’s total so far. Half of the deals were completed by private equity-backed companies, which highlights the continued interest in HH&H from PE firms. Jet... Read More »
LGC Gets New Owners After Multi-Billion Deal

LGC Gets New Owners After Multi-Billion Deal

Cinven and Astorg have joined forces to purchase LGC Group from KKR (NYSE: KKR). The two global private equity firms spent $3.88 billion (£3 billion) for the firm, according to sources cited in Private Equity News. LGC provides a range of measurement tools, proficiency testing schemes, supply chain assurance standards, and specialty genomics reagents to the life sciences industry. According to our Deal Search Online database, this is the largest deal in the Laboratories, MRI and Dialysis sector, based on disclosed prices in 2019. This deal ends a four-year partnership that started in December 2015 when KKR acquired LGC for $989 million. At the time, LGC was a portfolio company of... Read More »
Global Cancer Diagnostics Platform Announced

Global Cancer Diagnostics Platform Announced

Big Pharma is racing to find a cure for all types of cancer. Now there’s a $2.8 billion deal that unites two cancer diagnostics companies. Exact Sciences Corporation (NYSE: EXAS), a molecular diagnostics company and maker of the Cologuard colorectal screening test, announced its acquisition of Genomic Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: GHDX) in late July. Genomic Health provides genomic-based diagnostic tests that improve cancer care, including addressing the overtreatment of the disease. Its lead product, Oncotype DX, manages clinical and genomic big data to support research and treatment for over 1 million cancer patients. The combined company will offer two of the strongest brands in cancer... Read More »