• CRO M&A Market in 2020 (So Far)

    There haven’t been many deals targeting contract research organizations (CRO) in 2020, especially compared to previous years, which makes sense. Life science companies are all slowing down clinical trials (COVID-19 vaccine research excluded) to adhere to social distancing guidelines, meaning CRO services are just not in as high demand. For... Read More »
  • Ophthalmology Groups Are Still Selling

    Despite the effects of COVID-19 on physician groups, investors are still acquiring ophthalmology groups, especially in the third quarter, according to DSO. Just last week, EyeSouth Partners acquired Retina Associates of Middle Georgia (RAMG) for an undisclosed sum. Based in Macon, Georgia, RAMG provides treatment for the retina, macula, and... Read More »
  • Hospice M&A Activity Surges in 2020

    Despite the volatile market conditions for healthcare M&A, hospice targets have remained a remarkably consistent draw for investors, according to data captured in DSO. In the second quarter of 2020, 70% of HH&H transactions were for hospice specific targets, or targets that provided only hospice services, instead of a mix of hospice and... Read More »
  • Teladoc Health and Livongo Health Merge

    The virtual care giant Teladoc Health, Inc. (NYSE: TDOC) is having a wild year. The company’s second-quarter earnings reports showed Teladoc’s year-over-year revenues surged by 85% to $241 million, and its total telehealth visits rose to 2.8 million, a year-over-year increase of 203%, all thanks to the effects of COVD-19. And now,... Read More »
  • Health Care M&A Deals, August 7, 2020

    The Health Care M&A deals chart is a selection of transactions announced during the prior week(s). The M&A transactions presented here are from our Deal Search Online database, which is updated daily to provide our subscribers with the most up-to-date information and trends in the healthcare industry. The largest deal of the week was... Read More »
Varian Medical Makes Two Deals in May

Varian Medical Makes Two Deals in May

Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) is on the move again. The Palo Alto, California-based medical device maker announced two deals in May 2019 targeting two very different companies. Varian (market cap $11.6 billion) designs, manufactures, sells and services medical devices and software products for treating cancer and other medical conditions. The earlier deal, announced on May 9, brought aboard privately held cardiac ablation firm Cyberheart, based in Sunnyvale, California, for an undisclosed amount. CyberHeart’s intellectual property covers cardiac radioablation, which involves using radiation in the heart and other forms of radiosurgery for certain heart diseases. The second deal,... Read More »
Medical Device Makers Upgrade with Digital Health Deals

Medical Device Makers Upgrade with Digital Health Deals

This week BioTelemetry, Inc. (NASDAQ: BEAT) purchased Geneva Healthcare, Inc. for $45 million, continuing the 2018 trend of medical device companies acquiring digital health groups. BioTelemetry provides cardiac monitoring device manufacturing and monitoring and wanted Geneva’s proprietary cloud-based platform. Its technology aggregates data from device manufacturers’ systems, enabling a company to remotely monitor a patient’s implantable cardiac devices such as pacemakers, defibrillators and loop recorders. Geneva’s platform provides physicians with a single portal to order patient monitoring, view monitoring results and request routine device checks.... Read More »
Fourth Quarter 2018 Blasts Off with Heavy Deal Volume

Fourth Quarter 2018 Blasts Off with Heavy Deal Volume

Healthcare transactions kicked into high gear in October, with preliminary data showing a monthly total of 176 deals, the highest monthly tally reported this year. It bests September’s 144 deals by 22%, and the year-ago volume of 151 deals by 17%. Eight of the 13 sectors saw solid gains compared with October 2017 results. The Long-Term Care sector saw a boost to 30 deals, up 15% compared with the previous month, and 25% year over year. Behavioral Health Care, Physician Medical Groups and Other Services were strong performers among the services sectors, and the usually quiet Laboratories, MRI & Dialysis sector showed a surge (relatively speaking) of 80% compared with the previous month... Read More »