BrightSpring Merges with KKR’s PharMerica

BrightSpring Health Services and PharMerica are merging to create a national home care business with its own pharmacy services provider under KKR & Co. (NYSE: KKR). Both companies are based in Louisville, Kentucky and will continue to operate from there. Financial terms were not disclosed. BrightSpring, formerly known as ResCare, was a portfolio company of […]

Air Methods Corp. Flies to American Securities

Air Methods Corp. was taken private by American Securities for $2.5 billion, including debt.

December 2016 Didn’t Deliver a Year-End Boost

The final month of the fourth quarter is typically a busy one for deal makers in all industries. Last year, some health care deal makers apparently got a rest. Deal volume in December 2016 was an anemic 119 transactions, compared with 131 deals in November and 148 in December 2015. The Services sectors accounted for […]

First Half of 2016 Shows Strength in M&A

Ever since the rally in health care mergers and acquisitions began in 2014, we’ve been waiting for the inevitable slam-on-the-brakes quarter. That rally was sparked by the advent of newly insured families and individuals entering the healthcare market, beginning on January 1, 2014. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, passed in 2010, health care M&A […]

Ambulance Companies Speed Up Consolidation

2015 was a big year for medical transportation companies to combine, as six transactions were throughout the year. Halfway through 2016, three more deals have been announced. The most recent involves two Texas companies. Allegiance Mobile Health in Georgetown, Texas serves a population of more than 15 million around the state. In July it acquired […]

Bayer’s Diabetes Care Business Fetches $1.1 Billion

Last week Bayer AG (XETRA: BAYN) agreed to sell its Diabetes Care business to Panasonic Healthcare Holdings Co., Ltd. for €1,022 million (¥138 billion), or $1.154 billion. The sale includes the leading Contour™ portfolio of blood glucose monitoring meters and strips, as well as other products such as Breeze™2, Elite™ and Microlet™ lancing devices. The […]