• CRO M&A Market in 2020 (So Far)

    There haven’t been many deals targeting contract research organizations (CRO) in 2020, especially compared to previous years, which makes sense. Life science companies are all slowing down clinical trials (COVID-19 vaccine research excluded) to adhere to social distancing guidelines, meaning CRO services are just not in as high demand. For... Read More »
  • Ophthalmology Groups Are Still Selling

    Despite the effects of COVID-19 on physician groups, investors are still acquiring ophthalmology groups, especially in the third quarter, according to DSO. Just last week, EyeSouth Partners acquired Retina Associates of Middle Georgia (RAMG) for an undisclosed sum. Based in Macon, Georgia, RAMG provides treatment for the retina, macula, and... Read More »
  • Hospice M&A Activity Surges in 2020

    Despite the volatile market conditions for healthcare M&A, hospice targets have remained a remarkably consistent draw for investors, according to data captured in DSO. In the second quarter of 2020, 70% of HH&H transactions were for hospice specific targets, or targets that provided only hospice services, instead of a mix of hospice and... Read More »
  • Teladoc Health and Livongo Health Merge

    The virtual care giant Teladoc Health, Inc. (NYSE: TDOC) is having a wild year. The company’s second-quarter earnings reports showed Teladoc’s year-over-year revenues surged by 85% to $241 million, and its total telehealth visits rose to 2.8 million, a year-over-year increase of 203%, all thanks to the effects of COVD-19. And now,... Read More »
  • Health Care M&A Deals, August 7, 2020

    The Health Care M&A deals chart is a selection of transactions announced during the prior week(s). The M&A transactions presented here are from our Deal Search Online database, which is updated daily to provide our subscribers with the most up-to-date information and trends in the healthcare industry. The largest deal of the week was... Read More »

Generic Drug Market Got a Shake-Up in July

Sure, you’ve heard about Teva Pharmaceutical Industries’ (NYSE: TEVA) $40.5 billion acquisition of Allergan Generics (NYSE: AGN), announced on July 27. Less hyped was Teva Pharmaceuticals USA’s sale of 22 previously marketed generic drug brands to ANI Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANIP) for $25 million and a percentage of future gross profits from product sales. Earlier in the month, Indian drug maker Lupin Limited (NSE: LUPIN.NS) bought the Russian generic drug maker ZAO Biocom for an undisclosed price, and then U.S.-based generic formulator GAVIS Pharmaceuticals LLC and its manufacturing plant for $880 million. The day after the Teva/Allergan announcement, Hikma Pharmaceutical LLC... Read More »

Health Care M&A Exploded in July

The fireworks didn’t end on the Fourth of July, at least for the health care M&A market. Preliminary data shows deal volume rose 16% to 121 deals, compared with June’s 104 deals. Thanks to the mega-deals among health insurers and generic drug makers, deal value was approximately $166.6 billion, up 883% over June’s $16.9 billion. A full report will be published in the August issue of Health Care M&A News. Top 5 Health Care M&A Deals in July 2015 AcquirerTargetPrice Anthem, Inc. Cigna Corporation$54.2 billion Teva PharmaceuticalsAllergan Generics$40.5 billion AetnaHumana Inc. $37.0 billion Celgene CorporationReceptos, Inc. $7.2 billion Centene CorporationHealth Net, Inc. $6.8... Read More »

Busy Year for Billion-Dollar Health Care Deals

Last week we noted that April was a slow month for healthcare deals. Then we checked our database, DealSearchOnline.com, and discovered there have been 19 billion-dollar deal announcements already in 2015, through May 8th, with a combined total of $103.6 billion. The total for the entire year is about to top $120 billion, on 487 transactions. That’s not on track to beat 2014, yet. Read More »