• 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 »
Home Health & Hospice Sector Deals Dipped in Q3:19

Home Health & Hospice Sector Deals Dipped in Q3:19

Deal volume in the home health and hospice sector dipped slightly in the third quarter of 2019, down 23% with 20 publicly announced transactions, compared with 26 acquisitions in the second quarter, according to data from HealthCareMandA.com. Compared with the third quarter of 2018, home health and hospice M&A activity decreased by 20%, when 25 acquisitions were announced. Six of the transactions disclosed prices in the third quarter of 2019, for a combined total of nearly $1.2 billion. In the same quarter of 2018, the total dollar value based on disclosed prices was just $7.2 million. Of the 20 transactions announced in the third quarter, 35% were announced by private equity firms or... Read More »
TowerBrook & Ascension Acquire Hospice Compassus in $1 Billion Deal

TowerBrook & Ascension Acquire Hospice Compassus in $1 Billion Deal

TowerBrook Capital Partners and Ascension have joined forces in a hospice deal worth $1 billion, or 11.8x revenue. The joint venture is buying Hospice Compassus, which provides hospice, palliative and home health care and services to patients in more than 25 states, from Formation Capital and Audax Private Equity. Towerbrook and Ascension will own equal stakes in Hospice Compassus after buying the hospice firm an auction that started in early 2019. Formation and Audax backed Hospice Compassus for roughly five years, recapitalizing the company in 2014 for roughly $300 million, according to the same report. Although it’s no surprise that PE firms are big players in the Home Health and... Read More »

Compassus Expands Its Hospice Footprint

Compassus, formerly known as Hospice Compassus, last week announced its acquisition of Hospice Advantage, based in Bay City, Michigan, from Sentinel Capital Partners. Hospice Advantage offers end-of-life care with locations in Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee and Wisconsin. The service area of the combined company, which will operate as Compassus, will extend to 150 locations in 28 states, serving more than 30,000 patients and their families each year. This acquisition builds on Compassus’s acquisition of Life Choice Hospice in February 2015. Financial terms were not disclosed in... Read More »