BioScrip and Option Care Merge

BioScrip (NASDAQ: BIOS) and Option Care announced they are merging in perhaps the biggest home health deal of 2019 so far. Option Care provides home and alternate treatment site infusion services and is owned by Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC (MDP) and Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: WBA). BioScrip offers infusion and home care management solutions, and as one […]

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 […]

Stryker’s Minimally Invasive Acquisitions

For a company that has targeted minimally invasive surgical products of late, Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) has been highly visible in the acquisition arena this year. It started in February 2016. That month, the medical device giant announced three deals, totaling $2.03 billion. In April, three more acquisitions were announced, with only one disclosed price of $40.6 million. […]

Another Billion-Dollar Stryker Deal

It’s been one-a-week for Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK). The medical device maker announced two deals in February, including one for $2.77 billion. That was for Madison Dearborn Partners‘ portfolio company, Sage Products LLC, which makes and distributes disposable products aimed at reducing hospital-acquired infections, primarily in the ICU and Med/Surg unit. The third week in […]

Stryker Strikes Two Deals in Two Weeks

Medical device maker Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced its second deal in two weeks, buying the neurosurgery tools portfolio of Synergetics USA Inc. for an undisclosed sum. The portfolio consists of Synergetics’  Malis generator, Spetzler Malis disposable forceps, and Stryker’s existing Sonopet tips and RF generator. The products will complement Stryker’s neuro, spine and ear-nose-throat business, as […]

Madison Dearborn Buys into Rehab Products

Chicago-based private equity firm Madison Dearborn Partners plunked down $715 million for Patterson Medical, a division of Patterson Companies (NASDAQ: PDCO). The parent company wants to focus on its dental and animal health businesses, and was looking for a buyer. Patterson Medical provides rehabilitation, assistive and splinting products around the world, which is clearly not […]