Physician Medical Group Sector Heats Up

Ten months into the year, and only two healthcare sectors have posted gains compared with 2015 totals. On the technology side, it’s eHealth, where deal volume is up 10% through the end of October, to 139 transactions. On the services side, it’s Physician Medical Groups. Deal volume now stands at 102 transactions, a 13% increase […]

AmSurg Finds a Partner for $6.7 Billion

Last fall, AmSurg Corp. (NASDAQ: AMSG) made an unsolicited bid for TeamHealth Holdings (NYSE: TMH), to the tune of $7.8 billion. At the time, TeamHealth was working its way through its own merger with IPC Healthcare, for $1.6 billion. It snubbed AmSurg’s offer as too low, and went on to complete its IPC acquisition on November 23, 2015. […]

MEDNAX and Team Health Keep Growing

TeamHealth Holdings (NYSE: TMH) is slowly getting back in its M&A groove, after the $1.6 billion acquisition of IPC Healthcare in August 2015. The company announced its second deal in 2016 on June 1, compared with four transactions announced in the first half of 2015. The latest target is Tri-City Emergency Medical Group in Oceanside, California. Tri-City Emergency […]

Acquisition Outlook for Doc Groups: Wait and See

2015 was a very good year for acquisitions in the Physician Medical Group (PMG) sector. With 88 transactions in total, deal volume was up 47% compared with 2014. The sector’s largest deal, Team Health‘s (NYSE: TMH) $1.6 billion acquisition of IPC Healthcare, combined two of the sector’s top acquirers (see chart below). That deal closed […]

Team Health Closes on IPC Healthcare Acquisition

It’s official. On November 23rd, Team Health Holdings (NSE: TMH) completed its $1.6 billion acquisition of IPC Healthcare, Inc. (formerly NASDAQ: IPCM), a national acute hospitalist and post-acute provider organization. The combination creates a national physician services organization that will serve approximately 2,000 post-acute facilities across 28 states. As a result of the completion of […]

Health Care M&A in Q4:15

Okay, so we had a record third quarter in 2015, with more than 390 deals (we’re still counting) and $198 billion-plus in spending. Looking ahead to the fourth quarter, consolidation in many sectors is still strong, as rivals realize they may need to join forces to achieve scale. Case in point: AmSurg Corporation (NASDAQ: AMSG) made […]

Team Health Pays $1.6 Billion for Hospitalists

The $1.6 billion acquisition of IPC Healthcare (NASDAQ: IPCM) by Team Health Holdings (NYSE: TMH), announced last week, was just the latest—and, yes, the biggest—in a stream of transactions targeting physician medical groups. The deal vaults Team Health to a leading position in the increasingly strategic post-acute setting, and effectively positions the company to capitalize […]

Doctors Groups on an M&A Hot Streak

Interest in physician medical groups is reaching a boiling point in 2015, with 36 transactions announced as of May 22. Nine announcements were made in May alone, including last week’s deal for the 276-physician Chidren’s and Women’s Physicians of Westchester, by Boston Children’s Hospital. Contrast that with 2014’s total of 60 acquisitions, and 2015 is […]