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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Inovalon Buys Ability Network for $1.2 Billion

Healthcare IT company Ability Network has been acquired by Inovalon Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: INOV) for $1.1 billion in cash and $100 million in restricted shares of Inovalon’s Class A stock. Ability Network, a portfolio company of Summit Partners, makes cloud-based programs, which connect healthcare providers and insurers. It is used at over 44,000 acute, post-acute […]

Dealing in Doc Groups Grows in 2017

For the Physician Medical Group sector, this year is shaping up to rival 2016’s merger and acquisition activity. Two multi-billion-dollar deals have been announced, through the middle of August. Two such deals were announced in 2016, although they were for larger amounts.