• 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 »
TPG Invests in LifeStance Health

TPG Invests in LifeStance Health

The need for behavioral health care has only been heightened by the COVID-19 pandemic we are now experiencing. And TPG Capital is moving deeper into the space with its majority investment in LifeStance Health, a leading provider of outpatient behavioral health services. Existing investors Summit Partners and Silversmith Capital Partners remain as minority investors. TPG’s investment is reported to be $1.2 billion, according to PE Hub. Founded in 2017, LifeStance offers a range of outpatient behavioral health services, delivered in-person and through telemedicine. The company focuses on creating and expanding low-cost outpatient access for patients seeking care for behavioral health... Read More »
U.S. Renal Care Gets Big New Backers

U.S. Renal Care Gets Big New Backers

U.S. Renal Care has new owners, as of February 13. It marks the first renal-related transaction in 2019 and it won’t be the last. The national dialysis provider was backed by a consortium of private equity firms such as Leonard Green & Partners, Frazier Healthcare Partners, New Enterprise Associates and Cressey & Company. Stepping in to take over is Bain Capital Private Equity, Summit Partners and Revelstoke Partners, with participation by the company’s executive management team. Financial terms were not disclosed, naturally. U.S. Renal Care works with nephrologists to develop, acquire and operate outpatient treatment centers for people suffering from chronic kidney... Read More »
U.S. Renal Care Gets Big New Backers

Aurora Diagnostics Gets an Australian Owner

Aurora Diagnostics, founded and funded by Summit Partners since 2006, has been acquired by Sonic Healthcare (ASX: SHL), a global medical diagnostics company based in Macquarie Park, New South Wales, Australia, for $540 million. Aurora is a specialized laboratory company focused on anatomical pathology. It employs 1,200 staff, including approximately 220 pathologists, at 32 laboratories in 19 states. The labs process approximately 2.5 million accessions per year, received from about 23,000 referring physicians and through more than 100 hospital contracts across the country. According to Sonic, Aurora generated pro forma revenue of approximately $310 million (A$431 million) and pro forma... Read More »
Physician Practices Kept Consolidating in Q2:18

Physician Practices Kept Consolidating in Q2:18

Investor interest in physician medical groups ramped up significantly in 2018, with 55 transactions announced in the first quarter, followed by 53 deals in the second quarter. The second quarter deals represent 29% of the total of 184 announced in the previous 12 months. Deal volume slipped 4% compared with the previous quarter but posted a 61% increase versus the same quarter a year earlier. Physicians in small practices have been under growing pressure from regulations and legislation, changes in reimbursement cycles and episodes of care. Under MACRA, they may be the lead provider when it comes to bundled payments, which makes primary care and hospital-based physicians of interest to... Read More »
Fresenius Sells Sound Inpatient Physicians for $2.15 Billion

Fresenius Sells Sound Inpatient Physicians for $2.15 Billion

What began in 2014 as a grand round of acquisitions of physician medical groups became a multi-billion-dollar exit four years later. Fresenius Medical Care (NYSE: FMS), the world’s largest provider of dialysis products and services, took “an important strategic step to sharpen its U.S. Care Coordination profile” and sell its controlling interest in Sound Inpatient Physicians Holdings, LLC for $2.15 billion. The buyers are led by Summit Partners, a Boston-based private equity firm. Back in June 2014, Fresenius acquired Sound Physicians, as it was called, for $600 million. The group was comprised of more than 1,000 physicians in more than 100 hospitals. The acquisition was... Read More »