• Health Catalyst Invests In healthfinch

    To kick off the third quarter, Health Catalyst has announced its second acquisition of 2020. On July 9, the company announced it acquired healthfinch, Inc. for roughly $40 million. healthfinch provides a workflow integration engine delivering insights and analytics into EMR workflows to automate physicians’ ability to close patient care gaps in... Read More »
  • Second Quarter Healthcare M&A Activity Drops

    The decline in second quarter healthcare M&A probably won’t surprise many of our readers. The second quarter was the first full quarter of healthcare M&A in the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic, and deal making took a hit as a result, as shown in results from our DSO database. Compared with Q1:20, Q2:20 dropped 20%, with 322 transactions... Read More »
  • Sanofi Inks New Licensing Deal

    Just weeks following its agreement with Translate Bio (NASDAQ: TBIO) for COVID-19 vaccine development, Sanofi (NYSE: SNY) has a new agreement with Kymera Therapeutics Inc. Sanofi and Kymera are signing a multi-program collaboration to develop and commercialize first-in-class protein degrader therapies targeting IRAK4 in patients with... Read More »
  • Summit BHC Expands Into West Virginia

    Private equity-backed Summit BHC has announced a new acquisition in West Virginia. The behavioral health treatment company added Highland Hospital to its network for an undisclosed sum. Meridian Behavioral Health Systems, LLC is selling Highland Hospital, an inpatient psychiatric facility (131 beds) with 24 beds dedicated to psychiatric... Read More »
  • Health Care M&A Deals, July 10, 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 of the week based on... Read More »
PE Firms Move the Needle in the Rehab Market

PE Firms Move the Needle in the Rehab Market

It’s been a quiet year in the Rehabilitation M&A market, at least through October. There have been 27 deals announced that targeted rehabilitation facilities only, a decline of 37% compared with the 43 deals announced in the full year of 2018. True, that’s 10 months in 2019 versus all 12 in 2018, but we’re not expecting a rash of deal announcements between now and December 31. Activity in this sector has been dropping since its peak in 2017, with 49 transactions. Onc factor may be the October 1 launch of the CMS’ new rule, the Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM), which changes reimbursement and regulations on rehabilitation in skilled nursing facilities and... Read More »

Rehabilitation Attracted Private Equity and REITs in 2016

The Rehabilitation sector is still fairly fragmented, but consolidation is coming. Some 40 deals have been announced in 2016, a 21% increase compared with 2015’s then-record of 33 deals. This year saw a ramp-up in the number of deals announced by REITs and private equity firms, too. Spending in this sector is generally lower than other sectors, because so many transactions are made by local or regional buyers who want to keep deals private. Many targets are privately owned, and sellers don’t wish to disclose prices, either. In 2016, deal value was approximately $712 million, down 11% compared with 2015’s $799 million. For this sector, those figures represent healthy... Read More »

Rehabilitation Deals Still Rising, Thanks to Private Equity

The year isn’t over, and the Rehabilitation sector has already equaled last year’s deal total. Thirty-three deals have been made public through November 11, 2016, compared with 33 in all of 2015. Spending is a bit lower at this point in 2016, at $623 million, down 21% compared with last year’s annual total of $799 million. That may change, depending on the number of deals that disclose prices between now and the end of the year. Four private equity firms have made acquisitions in this sector in 2016. Even though no price was disclosed, the largest was probably from Advent International, which acquired ATI Physical Therapy, a platform company based in Bolingbrook,... Read More »

Reporter’s Notebook: PE Healthcare Investor Forum 2016

The first-ever Private Equity Healthcare Investor Forum took place in New York City on April 27, 2016 at the Westin Times Square. We were invited to attend by the sponsor, Private Equity International. The conference was originally planned to span two days, but was cut down to a single, panel-crammed event a few weeks before. Attendance was spotty, and at times it seemed the bulk of the audience were all speakers. Don’t get us wrong, we’d go again, if invited. The most interesting panel, in our opinion, was moderated by Richard Zall, partner and chair of Proskauer’s Health Care Department. Titled “When healthcare meets private equity: analyzing investor trends and... Read More »