Learn Behavioral, formerly Learn-It Systems, has a new owner. Gryphon Investors acquired a majority stake in the behavioral health company from LLR Partners in mid-March. Financial terms weren’t disclosed, of course, but the deal wasn’t cheap. This is Gryphon’s first investment in the Behavioral Health Care space. LLR put the company up for sale in late October […]
The Behavioral Health Care sector has been on a hot streak for more than three years now. In 2018, the pace may be picking up even more. In the first half of the year, 34 transactions were announced, compared with 29 in the first half of 2017. Prices for these deals, which are primarily between […]
Bubble talk is back. Anyone who’s bought a healthcare services company in 2018 has hit a hard reality. Depending on the sector, multiples are the highest they’ve ever been, crazy or insane. We attended the ACG New York chapter’s annual healthcare deal conference, titled “Health Care Deals 2018: Where Have We Been and Where Are […]
As a prelude to our interactive webinar, “Home Health & Hospice M&A: The Latest Trends,” on May 24, we put together a chart on the largest U.S. deals in the sector since 1993, when our database was created. The result is a map of the mergers and acquisitions that bring us to today’s frenzied home […]
Boom! That was April 2018’s M&A results breaking the sound barrier. With 167 transactions, the monthly deal total (almost) blew away the record for deals in a single month. The current record is now January 2017, with 178 transactions. With time, as more deals come to light, April 2018 may be the new champion. Deal […]
Halfway through 2017, a large number of publicly traded healthcare companies are going private, thanks to the large amount of money held by financial buyers.
Mergers and acquisitions in the Physician Medical Group sector hit a record 119 transactions in 2016, up 19% over 2015’s previous record of 100 announced transactions. Consolidation was a big theme, as some of the top publicly traded companies either merged or were taken private.
Private equity’s success relies upon forward-looking expectations about which firms are best positioned to capitalize on market conditions. The healthcare market poses unique challenges. Although healthcare targets may have the profit opportunities that appeal to PE firms, the volatile legislative and reimbursement environment can turn a “smart bet” into an albatross. A recent report from […]
Ten months into the year, and only two healthcare sectors have posted gains compared with 2015 totals. On the technology side, it’s eHealth, where deal volume is up 10% through the end of October, to 139 transactions. On the services side, it’s Physician Medical Groups. Deal volume now stands at 102 transactions, a 13% increase […]