It’s been a slow year for hospital mergers and acquisitions in the United States. In the first half of 2019, just 29 transactions have reached the definitive agreement stage, or actually closed. In the first half of 2018, 38 transactions made that cut. The targets are much smaller in 2019, too. A total of 4,991 […]
Dignity Health and Catholic Health Initiatives, two major not-for-profit health systems, signed a letter of intent to explore a merger in October 2016, and finally tied the knot in December. Although Catholic Health is the larger of the two, with 101 hospitals, its financial picture isn’t a rosy as its partner’s. Dignity Health, based in […]
The rehabilitation has historically been the smallest of all the healthcare sectors, typically accounting for the fewest number of deals and lowest dollar volume. Despite an abnormal 27 transactions announced in 2008, the sector generally saw between 10 and 20 deals a year, and minimal spending as well, (see chart below).
Mergers and acquisitions in the Rehabilitation sector continued the climb that began in 2014, with a 21% increase in deal volume since 2015.
Hospital acquisitions have surged since the Affordable Care Act was passed in 2010. That year, 76 deals were announced, with a U.S. hospital or health system as a target. By 2012, 107 transactions were recorded for hospital targets, and that still stands as the highest number of deals per year. Only 2015 came close, with 102 hospital transactions. […]
It’s getting so you can’t tell the players without a program. On February 18, Kindred Healthcare Inc. (NYSE: KND) and Select Medical Holdings Corporation (NYSE: SEM) announced they were trading nine long-term acute care (LTAC) hospitals in various markets. Kindred got the larger part of the trade, acquiring the operations of five of Select Medical’s […]
Select Medical Holdings Corporation (NYSE: SEM) announced today it has entered into a merger agreement to acquire Physiotherapy Associates Holdings, Inc. for $400 million in cash. Physiotherapy is a national provider of outpatient physical rehabilitation care offering a wide range of services, such as general orthopedics, spinal care and neurological rehabilitation, and orthotics and prosthetics […]
Yet another major transaction for an urgent care provider was announced last week, as Comvest Partners sold its interest in FastMed Urgent Care to ABRY Partners, for an undisclosed price. FastMed is the second largest independent urgent care organization in the United States, with 52 clinics in North Carolina and 35 in Arizona. In April, […]
In case you hadn’t heard, the Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe private equity firm was featured in several deal announcements last week. The largest deal, at $1.06 billion, was for Concentra Inc., a subsidiary of Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM), which operates urgent care, occupational medicine, physical therapy and other programs. For the transaction, Welsh, Carson […]