It just might be “the pause that refreshes.” Or it could be the beginning of a painful contraction in the hospital market. In the first five months of 2018, 34 deals—representing definitive agreements and closures—have been announced. That’s the same number reported in the first five months of 2017. The difference lies behind the number […]
Tenet Healthcare (NYSE: THC) divested five hospitals in 2017, collecting at least $895 million on two of the deals. The goal is to pay down its $14.9 billion in debt (as of the most recent quarter). What hasn’t been made as public are the hospitals it is shuttering in various markets. Abrazo Maryvale Hospital, a […]
Despite a weak third quarter, the Hospital sector’s merger and acquisition activity stayed relatively consistent, with deal volume ranging between 20 and 23 deals per quarter. The fourth quarter of 2017 posted 21 transactions, accounting for 27% of the 78 announced in the prior 12 months. Deal volume was up 40% compared with the previous […]
Hospital M&A activity accelerated in the fourth quarter of 2017. The number of hospital acquisitions rose to 21 in the fourth quarter, up 40% from the 15 publicly announced acquisitions in the third quarter of 2017. Compared with the same quarter in 2016, which posted 23 transactions, activity was down 9%. None of the transactions […]
Hard on the heels of the merger announcement between Dignity Health and Catholic Health Initiatives came the news that Ascension Health and Providence St. Joseph Health were in their own talks to merge. The Dignity/CHI deal will create a 139-hospital system spanning 28 states, with revenue of more than $28 billion. If the Ascension/Providence merger […]
Debt has been a key deal driver this year, particularly in the hospital sector, where Community Health Systems (NYSE: CYH), Quorum Health Corporation (NYSE: QHC) and Tenet Healthcare (NYSE: THC) are shedding less desirable assets. Joining them now is generic drug maker Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NYSE: TEVA), which is shouldering $35 billion of debt […]
Mergers and acquisitions in the home health and hospice sector have continued a downward spiral, beginning in Q1:17. 2016 ended with 62 deals, which was a healthy rebound following a lackluster performance in 2015. The sector also experienced growing interest from financial buyers in that time.
Hospital deals are hopping in Philadelphia, this week. Last week, we reported on the merger of UPMC and PinnacleHealth, which brought Pittsburgh-based UPMC into the south central part of the state, where PinnacleHealth is strong. Now Tenet Healthcare (NYSE: THC) is selling two Philadelphia-based hospitals and other related operations to a new subsidiary of Paladin […]
Seven months into 2017, hospital mergers and acquisitions in the United States are slow and on the smaller side. Even with Community Health System’s (NYSE: CYH) ongoing divestiture announcements, just 51 transactions have been announced through August 1. In all of 2016, 84 transactions for U.S. hospitals were announced. With five months to go, that’s […]
A recent Managed Care deal may portend more troubling news for the struggling industry. Lately, mergers and acquisitions in the sector have been driven by firms exiting the market due to rising costs. Even a network as large as Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: THC) cited rising costs and unanticipated losses as reasons for shedding its Health Plan Business.