Air Methods Corp. Flies to American Securities

Air Methods Corp. was taken private by American Securities for $2.5 billion, including debt.

Bain Capital Expands its Pediatric Home Health Platform

In less than a month, Bain Capital Private Equity has built a major pediatric home health care platform. It began on December 19,  2016, with Bain’s announcement that it was acquiring Dallas, Texas-based Epic Health Services, from Webster Capital. On January 17, 2017, the global private equity firm announced a deal for Atlanta, Georgia-based PSA Healthcare, […]

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 […]

Home Health Sector Closes 2016 in ‘Epic’ Deal

The year is ending on a high note for mergers and acquisitions in the Home Health & Hospice sector. Deal volume reached 54 transactions by mid-December, and could go higher as we finish up the year. Last year ended with 51 transactions. Consolidation continued, as buyers such as Kindred Healthcare (NYSE: KND) and Epic Health Services […]

Zimmer Biomet Bolsters Its Spine Business

Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZBH) strengthened its spinal business with the $1.0 billion acquisition of LDR Holding Corporation (NASDAQ: LDRH). Founded in France in 2000, LDR designs and commercializes various surgical technologies for the treatment of patients suffering from spine disorders. Its primary product offerings are the Mobi-C cervical disc replacement (CDR) device and […]

Independent Welch Allyn Sells for $2.05 Billion

Welch Allyn, Inc. was a quiet, family-run global medical device company, based in the Finger Lakes region of New York State. We knew the peace couldn’t last. Sure enough, last week Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HRC) agreed to pay $2.05 billion for the Skaneateles Falls-based company that makes those physical examination instruments and accessories you […]