Welltok Strikes Again, Buying WellPass

Welltok, a portfolio company of New Enterprise Associates since 2013, has boosted its consumer health platform, CafeWell, with the acquisition of WellPass. WellPass was formed in 2017 through the merger of Sense Health and Voxiva. The latter worked with many large payers and organizations on mobile and digital health products. Sense Health focuses on Medicaid […]

Stryker Strengthens Its Spinal Division with K2M Deal

Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced its third deal of the year on August 30, acquiring K2M Group Holdings (NASDAQ: KTWO), based in Leesburg, Virginia. Stryker will pay $27.50 per share in an all-cash transaction. The purchase price of approximately $1.4 billion represents a 27% premium over K2M’s average closing price in the 90 trading days ended […]

Physician Practices Kept Consolidating in Q2:18

Investor interest in physician medical groups ramped up significantly in 2018, with 55 transactions announced in the first quarter, followed by 53 deals in the second quarter. The second quarter deals represent 29% of the total of 184 announced in the previous 12 months. Deal volume slipped 4% compared with the previous quarter but posted […]

New Enterprise Associates Adds Paladina Health to Its Portfolio

New Enterprise Associates (NEA) has a strong healthcare portfolio, filled with digital health, population health management and physician practices. On June 6, the private equity firm added another physician group, Paladina Health, for a reported $100 million. It’s not surprising that the bidding was “highly competitive,” according to a CNBC source, and that there were […]

Dermatology Deals Keep PE Platforms Growing

The Physician Medical Group sector has been very busy in recent years, as hospitals and health systems acquire local practices that can produce referrals and private equity firms build platforms and make add-on deals. Dermatology practices aren’t coveted by hospitals, so it’s the private equity firms that are doing the collecting. In the first eight […]

Two Deals for Renal Care Providers

Consolidation is still possible in the kidney-care sector, even though Fresenius Medical Care (NYSE: FMS) and DaVita HealthCare Partners (NYSE: DVA) appear to have about 90% of the U.S. market. Last week, DaVita announced its $415 million acquisition of Renal Ventures Management, LLC, a network of 36 dialysis clinics in six states, with headquarters in […]