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Stat of the Week: PE Firms Accounted for 10% of 2017 Deals

2017 was a busy year for healthcare mergers and acquisitions, with 1,566 transactions announced. At this early date, that total is 2% below the previous year’s total of 1,593 (a record year, by the way). Private equity firms contributed to that total, announcing 158 transactions, or 10% of the annual total, according to data obtained […]

CRO Deals Pile Up, and So Do the Multiples

After 34 announced transactions in 2017, the news that one contract research organization (CRO) bought another CRO is downright yawn-inducing. This space is undergoing rapid consolidation, no question. Before this week, those 34 deals had a combined total of approximately $20.9 billion. Add another deal, and another $950 million, and the market just got a […]

LabCorp Lands a Global CRO

In late July, Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings (NYSE: LH) announced the 6th CRO deal to surpass the $1 billion mark this year. The $1.2 billion deal for Chiltern is its third announced transaction this year, having acquired Mount Sinai’s Clinical Outreach Laboratories (January) and Pathology Associates Medical Laboratories, LLC (February).

Sheridan Moves into Phoenix Market

Sheridan just made its fifth announced acquisition of the year, buying Premier Emergency Medical Specialists, a 49-physician group in Phoenix, Arizona. Sheridan is the Physician Services division of AmSurg Corp. (NASDAQ: AMSG), the ambulatory surgery giant, which last year paid $2.35 billion for Sheridan, then a portfolio company of Hellman & Friedman. The purchase marks […]