Ten of the largest deals announced in the third quarter broke the $1.0 billion mark, for a total of $29.9 billion (70% of the quarter’s total spending of $42.7 billion).
KKR & Co., through its portfolio company, is the second private equity firm to pay more than $2 billion for a medical transportation company in 2017.
Deal makers took a break in July, judging by the lower deal volume and lower deal value posted in our preliminary data for the month. Compared with the previous month, deal volume dropped 20%, to 100 transactions, and deal value fell 49%, to $8.7 billion.
A portfolio company of KKR (NYSE: KKR) just announced the 99th eHealth deal of 2017, and the second largest eHealth deal in our M&A database dating back to 1993.
Air Methods Corp. was taken private by American Securities for $2.5 billion, including debt.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Air ambulance companies are not on most investors’ radar, yet at least one acquisition of this ancillary healthcare service pops up about once a year. This year’s deal came early, as KKR & Co. LP (NYSE: KKR) paid an undisclosed amount for Air Medical, an air ambulance company based in Lewisville, Texas. It was owned […]