New Enterprise Associates Adds Paladina Health to Its Portfolio

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 other private equity firms in the process. What is interesting is the nod that “a large retailers and pharmacy chain” was also in the hunt. Hello, CVS Health (NYSE: CVS)? Paladina Health, a subsidiary of DaVita Inc. (NYSE: DVA), is a primary care practice with 53 clinics in 10 states. It... Read More »
Dermatology Deals Keep PE Platforms Growing

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 weeks of 2018, 17 deals for physician medical groups have been annouced, 10 in Janaury and seven in the first three weeks of February. The usual specialty practices were represented in that mix, with Mednax (NYSE: MD) adding a neonatology practice in California, Minnesota-based not-for-profit Fairview Health Services acquiring a... Read More »

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 Lakewood, Colorado. RVM’s two physician divisions, Multispecialty Physician Partners and Physician Venture Partners were part of the deal. The second acquisition came from a much smaller player, privately held U.S. Renal Care, Inc. of Plano, Texas. The target was DSI Renal, owned by Frazier Healthcare and New Enterprise Associates, which... Read More »