MEDNAX and Team Health Keep Growing

TeamHealth Holdings (NYSE: TMH) is slowly getting back in its M&A groove, after the $1.6 billion acquisition of IPC Healthcare in August 2015. The company announced its second deal in 2016 on June 1, compared with four transactions announced in the first half of 2015. The latest target is Tri-City Emergency Medical Group in Oceanside, California. Tri-City Emergency Medical Group’s 25 physicians provide emergency medical care in north San Diego, treating approximately 70,000 patients annually through staffing and management of the Tri-City Medical Center emergency department. Financial terms were not disclosed. Meanwhile, MEDNAX (NYSE: MD) is keeping up with its 2015 acquisition... Read More »

Acquisition Outlook for Doc Groups: Wait and See

2015 was a very good year for acquisitions in the Physician Medical Group (PMG) sector. With 88 transactions in total, deal volume was up 47% compared with 2014. The sector’s largest deal, Team Health’s (NYSE: TMH) $1.6 billion acquisition of IPC Healthcare, combined two of the sector’s top acquirers (see chart below). That deal closed in November 2015. Since then, things have gone very quiet in the PMG sector. The fourth quarter of 2015 closed with 22 deals for doc groups, beating the third quarter’s 19 deals and Q4:14’s 17 deals. So far this year, only five transactions have been made public, compared with 12 in the same period a year ago. At least a portion... Read More »