Pharma Cozies Up to Diagnostic Labs

Last year, the Laboratory, MRI & Dialysis sector posted robust deal volume, relatively speaking. The total of 52 announced transactions was a 58% gain compared with the year before, and better than every year since 2007, when 54 deals were announced (see the chart below). Two of the deals targeting a diagnostic lab or technology were made […]

Top Deals in June 2015 Aren’t So Big

Healthcare M&A in June 2015 hasn’t been dead slow, but it certainly hasn’t kept pace with previous months’ totals. With 83 deals and $14.8 billion in spending, June 2015 lags far behind June 2014’s 120 transactions and $59.2 billion in spending. That said, we’re writing this on the day the U.S. Supreme Court found for […]

OPKO Health Buys Bio-Reference Labs

OPKO Health (NYSE: OPK) may have posted a net loss of $244 million on a trailing 12-month basis, but it had the wherewithal to buy Bio-Reference Laboratories (NASDAQ: BRLI), one of the largest full-service diagnostic laboratories in the world. Bio-Reference provides clinical testing services to physician offices, clinics, hospitals, long-term care facilities and employers in […]