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 […]

PMG Sector Sets Record in 2016

Mergers and acquisitions in the Physician Medical Group sector hit a record 119 transactions in 2016, up 19% over 2015’s previous record of 100 announced transactions. Consolidation was a big theme, as some of the top publicly traded companies either merged or were taken private.

MACRA Is Spooking Physician Medical Groups

With a full quarter left to go in 2016, mergers and acquisitions in the Physician Medical Group sector have caught up to last year’s total number of transactions. In 2015, 89 deals were announced. Through September 26, 2016, the sector’s deal volume has reached 88. One factor contributing to the increase in activity is the […]

MEDNAX Makes 10

MEDNAX (NYSE:MD) hit the big 10 in August 2016, with its tenth acquisition of the year. The serial acquirer picked up privately-held Associated Anesthesiologists of Reno, P.C., the largest anesthesia practice in northern Nevada, offering anesthesia care across a broad range of subspecialties, including orthopedic, obstetric, pediatric and cardiac and critical care. MEDNAX continues to capitalize on anesthesiology […]

Q2:16 Results Defy Brexit and Other Uncertainties

You’ve seen the headlines: Global mergers and acquisitions slid in the first half of 2016, as did the combined value. The number of middle market deals completed in the second quarter fell to levels not seen since 2009. Buyers are walking away from targets that could be affected by sudden changes in tax regulations. It’s […]

MEDNAX’ MedData Adds RCM Company

MedData, Inc. made its second acquisition this year. The MEDNAX (NYSE: MD) subsidiary agreed to pay $400 million for revenue cycle management (RCM) company Cardon Outreach LLC, a portfolio company of Serent Capital.  Cardon Outreach provides specialized eligibility assistance, accounts receivable recovery services, third-party liability and other services. Cardon Outreach works with more than 800 hospitals […]

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 […]

MEDNAX Looks to Improve the Patient Experience

MEDNAX , Inc. (NYSE: MD), once focused exclusively on managing neonatology and anesthesia practices, is moving to manage the entire patient experience. In August 2014, it acquired MedData, Inc., a revenue cycle management company for an undisclosed price. The plan was to provide management services to facilities and physician groups beyond its then-existing footprint. A […]

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 […]