Tenet Sells Two Hospitals for $350 Million

Tenet Sells Two Hospitals for $350 Million

In its first sale of 2019, Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: THC) is divesting two of its Memphis-area hospitals to Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, which operates six acute-care and one children’s hospital in and around Memphis. The not-for-profit health system will pay $350 million in cash for Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis (353 beds) and Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett (156 beds), the physician practices associated with both hospitals, and six MedPost urgent care centers. The transaction is expected to be completed in 2020. The agreement provides that Tenet’s Conifer Health Solutions subsidiary will continue to provide revenue cycle management services to the hospitals.... Read More »
U.S. Hospital M&A Trends, 1H 2019

U.S. Hospital M&A Trends, 1H 2019

It’s been a slow year for hospital mergers and acquisitions in the United States. In the first half of 2019, just 29 transactions have reached the definitive agreement stage, or actually closed. In the first half of 2018, 38 transactions made that cut. The targets are much smaller in 2019, too. A total of 4,991 beds changed hands in the first six months of this year, compared with 9,327 beds in the same period in 2018. Fourteen not-for-profit hospitals or systems (2,380 beds combined) were targets in 1H:19, and three of them were critical access hospitals which are regulated to just 25 beds. That’s not a stand-out trend, considering six critical access hospitals found new... Read More »
HCA Keeps the Title for Average Price per Hospital Bed

HCA Keeps the Title for Average Price per Hospital Bed

After months of deliberations, for-profit HCA Healthcare (NYSE: HCA) signed a definitive agreement to acquire western North Carolina’s largest health system, not-for-profit Mission Health. The price, approximately $1.5 billion, includes substantially all of Mission Health’s assets. The proceeds of the sale combined with Mission Health’s remaining cash and investments–after all debts and obligations have been paid–will ultimately be transferred to the newly formed Dogwood Health Trust. Under the agreement, HCA will acquire Mission Hospital (763 beds) and CarePartners Rehabilitation Hospital (80 beds), both in Asheville; Mission Hospital McDowell (49 beds) in Marion; Angel... Read More »
Tenet Healthcare Rethinks Aspen Deal

Tenet Healthcare Rethinks Aspen Deal

Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: THC) is selling UK-based Aspen Healthcare Ltd. after only three years of ownership. NCM Healthcare UK Ltd., a subsidiary of NCM Health plc (LSE: NCM), is the buyer, paying $332 million. Tenet acquired the nine-facility company from Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe (WCAS) in March 2015, for $215 million. The transaction was announced simultaneously with Tenet’s acquisition of  a 5o.1% stake in United Surgical Partners International, another WCAS portfolio company, for $425 million. WCAS, together with other investors, retained a 49.9% interest in USPI at the time of the announcement. On April 26, 2018, Tenet announced that it acquired... Read More »
Q2:18 Health Care Deal Volume and Value Explode

Q2:18 Health Care Deal Volume and Value Explode

What a quarter it was. Even with preliminary data, the numbers of deals and dollars spent in the second quarter of 2018 are impressive. The quarter began with a bang in April (176 deals), settled in May (136 deals) and slowed in June (122 deals). That still adds up to 432 transactions reported in the second quarter, up 1% compared with the first quarter, and 13% better than the same quarter in 2017. The Services sectors accounted for 59% of the deal volume in Q1:18, five percentage points lower than in the previous quarter, and three percentage points lower than Q2:17. The Long-Term Care sector, which turned in 47 deals in April alone, posted gains of 28% compared with Q1:18 and 33%... Read More »