DaVita Divests Seven Dialysis Clinics

DaVita Inc. (NYSE: DVA) isn’t usually on the sell-side of dialysis deals. In fact, the company hasn’t announced a sale from its renal care division in the past five years. But in late March, the Federal Trade Commission ordered DaVita to divest its ownership in seven dialysis clinics. That order was part of a settlement resolving charges that DaVita’s $358 million acquisition of Renal Ventures Management, LLC would be anticompetitive. At the time of that deal’s announcement in August 2015, Renal Ventures operated 36 dialysis clinics in six states. The company’s two divisions, Multispecialty Physician Partners and Physician Venture Partners, operated infusion... Read More »