• REIT Deals are Still Closing Despite COVID-19

    Despite COVID-19 taking a hit on REIT stocks and earnings, especially in the senior care industry, some buyers managed to close deals in May, primarily for medical office buildings. This might come as a surprise since physician practices are getting hit especially hard by COVID-19, so these deals may have been in the works before the pandemic... Read More »
  • Health Care M&A Deals, May 22, 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. This week’s top deals include... Read More »
  • WELL Health Boosts Digital Health Portfolio

    WELL Health Technologies Corp. (TSX.V: WELL) has added another digital health firm to its growing portfolio. This week, the Canadian company announced it is acquiring Indivica, Inc. for $4.47 million (CA$6.2 million), consisting of CA$3.41 million in cash upon closing; CA$1.55 million in WELL common shares and a time-based earn-out of CA$1.24... Read More »
  • NaviHealth Changes Owners – Again

    The merry-go-round of owners may finally be slowing for naviHealth, a digital healthcare company that helps health systems and insurers manage post-acute care bundled payments. In its third change of command, naviHealth is now part of OptumHealth, which is part of the Optum division of UnitedHealth (NYSE: UNH). It now manages post-acute services... Read More »
  • Omada Health Adds Physera

    Omada Health, a digital health coaching company based in San Francisco, didn’t have to go far to find a perfect target. On May 19, the company announced its acquisition of Physera, Inc., a digital physical therapy provider also based in San Francisco. In conjunction with the acquisition, Omada raised an additional round of growth capital... Read More »
2020 Outlook and Opportunities

2020 Outlook and Opportunities

Here’s a prediction: Healthcare M&A will remain strong in 2020, at least until the November presidential election. Unless a recession hits before then. All of the analysts, lawyers and investment bankers we’ve spoken to in recent months agree on that scenario. Everyone is seeing robust deal flow and/or pipelines but knows the uncertainties that are sure to play out through the Democratic presidential primaries and into the general election could adversely affect this market. Their predictions are based on what has become status quo in the financial world. Low inflation, low cost of capital and a lot of money sitting in private funds on the sidelines, just waiting to get into the game.... Read More »
New Buyers Move in to Home Health & Hospice

New Buyers Move in to Home Health & Hospice

The Home Health & Hospice sector is poised for big deals in 2018. As the healthcare industry shifts inexorably toward value-based reimbursement models, this sector has become the “go-to” care protocol to help drive down costs and to keep patients out of institutions. However, the pressures that existed in 2017 are still present in 2018, and even amplified now. Mark Kulik, managing director at The Braff Group, recently gave us his view of the market. Not only will the rate of M&A activity accelerate, new buyers will enter the market. “Ten years ago, people stayed in their lane. Today, we’re going out to a wider range of buyers, such as long-term care and... Read More »