Digital Health Roars out of the Gate

Digital Health Roars out of the Gate

The eHealth sector had a record 2019, with 222 deals now on the books, a roughly 9% increase over 2018’s volume, and $18.3 billion in spending. That momentum has carried over to the first month of 2020, with 19 eHealth deals in January and $1.8 billion in announced spending, according to our Deal Search Online database. January was capped off by Clarivate Analytics plc’s (NYSE: CCC) acquisition of Decision Resources Group (DRG) from Piramal Enterprises Limited (NSE: PEL) The purchase cost Clarivate Analytics $900 million in cash and $50 million in shares. DRG provides analytics and insights, driven by artificial intelligence (AI), to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and life sciences... Read More »

InTouch and Teladoc Merger Leads Busy Month for eHealth Deals

The eHealth sector hit the ground running in 2020. In the first two and a half weeks 15 eHealth transactions have been announced, and we expect it to easily eclipse January 2019’s deal volume of 16. It’s already matched last month’s total count of 15. The headline deal belongs to Teladoc Health, Inc.’s (NYSE: TDOC) acquisition of InTouch Health for $600 million, split into $150 million in cash and $450 million of Teladoc common stock. InTouch Health offers telehealth, cloud-based network, and virtual care solutions services for a broad array of healthcare environments. The company supports more than 3,600 care locations around the world, including many of the top 20... Read More »
Telehealth: Answering the Call

Telehealth: Answering the Call

If you’ve attended any healthcare deal-making conference in the last few years, you’ve heard that telehealth is one of the hottest target sectors going, right up there with autism services and physician practices (dermatologists, ophthalmologists, dentists, you name it). It’s caught in something of a perfect storm at the moment, as more states and regions implement laws to facilitate telehealth services. On the federal level, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on April 5, 2019 finalized policies that increase plan choices and benefits, including allowing Medicare Advantage plans to include additional telehealth benefits. Private health insurers have been offering telehealth... Read More »