• Health Catalyst Invests In healthfinch

    To kick off the third quarter, Health Catalyst has announced its second acquisition of 2020. On July 9, the company announced it acquired healthfinch, Inc. for roughly $40 million. healthfinch provides a workflow integration engine delivering insights and analytics into EMR workflows to automate physicians’ ability to close patient care gaps in... Read More »
  • Second Quarter Healthcare M&A Activity Drops

    The decline in second quarter healthcare M&A probably won’t surprise many of our readers. The second quarter was the first full quarter of healthcare M&A in the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic, and deal making took a hit as a result, as shown in results from our DSO database. Compared with Q1:20, Q2:20 dropped 20%, with 322 transactions... Read More »
  • Sanofi Inks New Licensing Deal

    Just weeks following its agreement with Translate Bio (NASDAQ: TBIO) for COVID-19 vaccine development, Sanofi (NYSE: SNY) has a new agreement with Kymera Therapeutics Inc. Sanofi and Kymera are signing a multi-program collaboration to develop and commercialize first-in-class protein degrader therapies targeting IRAK4 in patients with... Read More »
  • Summit BHC Expands Into West Virginia

    Private equity-backed Summit BHC has announced a new acquisition in West Virginia. The behavioral health treatment company added Highland Hospital to its network for an undisclosed sum. Meridian Behavioral Health Systems, LLC is selling Highland Hospital, an inpatient psychiatric facility (131 beds) with 24 beds dedicated to psychiatric... Read More »
  • Health Care M&A Deals, July 10, 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 based on... Read More »
Ante Up: Private Equity Firms Bet Big on Physician Medical Groups

Ante Up: Private Equity Firms Bet Big on Physician Medical Groups

In the first half of 2019, there were 72 physician medical group deals announced, and approximately 63% of those involved private equity firms as the buyer, according to our Deal Search Online database. And some were major deals too. Early in June, we reported that West Street Capital Partners VII, the private equity arm of Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS), acquired Capital Vision Services LP for $2.7 billion from Altas Partners LP and Canadian pension fund Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ). If Capital Vision Services LP doesn’t ring a bell, that’s because they operate under the trade name MyEyeDr.  The target company employs approximately 560 optometrists and... Read More »
PE Firms Go in Big for Dental Deals

PE Firms Go in Big for Dental Deals

Buying dental practices has been a competitive sport for a few years now, especially among private equity firms. Eighteen deals for dental practices have been announced through July 20 this year (no prices, of course). In all of 2017,  30 deals for dental practices were announced, with the buyers either private equity firms getting in on the action, or making add-on acquisitions. Last year’s consolidations have become large platforms today. One example is Western Dental Group, a portfolio company of New Mountain Capital since 2012, which has been cobbling together a California base focused on pediatric and family dental practices. In 2017, Western Dental added 14 Smile Wide offices... Read More »

PE Buyers Targeting Dental Groups in 2017

Financial buyers in healthcare services are interested in segments with unyielding demand and little medical risk. No wonder, then, that dental groups have become a major target for these investors, and we’ve got the data to prove it. . Dental group acquisitions remain a solid investment. Since 2014, acquisitions have risen steadily. Through August 1, 2017, 19 dental deals have been announced, a 6% increase compared with 2016’s total of 18 deals. This eight-month total is alread 72% higher than 2015’s total (11), and up 138% from 2014’s total (8). Private equity firms are almost entirely responsible for the ongoing consolidation. In 2017, 53% of buyers were private equity firms, and... Read More »