Hospital M&A: Bigger Isn’t Always Better

That was the week that was. Two huge hospital mergers came to an end, one successfully and the other, not. In announcing the end results, CEOs involved in those deals each emphasized their goal was not about “getting bigger,” but to deliver better health care to more patients. Seriously, what CEO is going to say […]

Q3:2018 Health Care Deal Dollar Volume

A total of $30.4 billion was spent to fund the 435 transactions reported in Q3:18, based on disclosed prices. The Hospital sector dominated the dollar side of deal making for the first time since 2013, accounting for 27% ($8.2 billion) of spending. A single deal accounted for 68% of the Hospital sector’s total, as RCCH […]

Hospital Transactions Held Steady in Q3:2018

Mergers and acquisitions in the Hospital sector held steady from the second to the third quarter, with 15 definitive agreements announced in each. Deal volume dropped 12% compared with the same quarter in 2017. The 15 deals announced in the second quarter made up 19% of the 80 deals announced in the previous 12 months. […]

HCA Keeps the Title for Average Price per Hospital Bed

After months of deliberations, for-profit HCA Healthcare (NYSE: HCA) signed a definitive agreement to acquire western North Carolina’s largest health system, not-for-profit Mission Health. The price, approximately $1.5 billion, includes substantially all of Mission Health’s assets. The proceeds of the sale combined with Mission Health’s remaining cash and investments–after all debts and obligations have been paid–will ultimately […]

LifePoint Health Goes Private with Apollo Global Management

More for-profit hospitals are landing in the hands of private equity firms. On July 23, LifePoint Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: LPNT) announced its acquisition by private equity firm Apollo Global Management (NYSE: APO) for $5.6 billion. It will be merged with Apollo’s portfolio company, RCCH HealthCare Partners. The deal takes LifePoint Health private, although the combined […]

Community Health Sells 4 Rural Hospitals

Financially troubled Community Health Systems (NYSE: CYH) announced the sale of four rural hospitals on September 28, as it tries to pare down its $15 billion in debt. And more announcements are in the works. Curae Health, Inc., a not-for-profit organization dedicated to supporting rural healthcare services, agreed to take on the four facilities, three […]