More for-profit hospitals are landing in the hands of private equity firms. On July 23, LifePoint Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: LPNT) announced its acquisition by private equity firm Apollo Global Management (NYSE: APO) for $5.6 billion. It will be merged with Apollo’s portfolio company, RCCH HealthCare Partners. The deal takes LifePoint Health private, although the combined […]
Acquisitions of dermatology practices are surging in 2017. Through mid-November, we’ve counted 37 transactions for these physician practices, up nearly 46% compared with all of 2016 (26 announced transactions). Epiphany Dermatology, a portfolio company of CI Capital Partners, has been the busiest acquirer this year, with eight transactions concentrated in Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma and […]
Contract research organizations (CROs) are hot targets this year. The heavy demand by pharma and biotech companies is attracting large private equity buyers.
Private equity firms are buying dermatology practices at a faster pace than in 2016.
Specialty pharmacies have attracted a lot of interest from private equity firms in 2016. Now it’s specialty pharmacy services companies that are beginning to see consolidation. In October, Rx30, a portfolio company of GTCR since June 2015, merged with another pharmacy software supplier, privately held Computer Rx. Rx30 develops and supplies pharmacy management software solutions to […]
Two hospital chains that changed hands only last year announced their merger on March 22. RegionalCare Health Partners Inc., based in Brentwood, Tennessee, and Capella Healthcare, Inc., located in nearby Franklin, will form RCCH Health Partners when the deal closes in the second quarter. The combined system will have 18 hospital campuses in 12 states with […]