PE Firms Line Up for Pharmaceutical Targets

Although pharmaceutical M&A has declined sharply over the past year, there has been an uptick in financial buyer activity in the sector in the first eight months of 2017. We don’t typically see a lot of financial buyers in this space, since they are easily outbid by strategic buyers that have the advantage of easy […]

The Market for PBMs Slows in 2016

Magellan Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: MGLN), a healthcare management company specializing in special populations and pharmacy benefits management, has just acquired privately held Veridicus Holdings, LLC. The sellers are Gauge Capital, company management and other unnamed backers. Based in Salt Lake City, Veridicus is a pharmacy benefit management (PBM) company that uses proprietary software to integrate […]

CROs are back in style for M&A

Contract research organizations (CROs) are changing hands again, all over the world. Since 2010, we’ve recorded 63 transactions in total, with six announced in 2016 already. That’s a strong showing compared with five CRO deals for all of 2015, but not nearly on pace to surpass the 19 deals posted in 2014. Total combined spending, based on […]

LifeCare Hospitals Moves Into Home Health

LifeCare Hospitals, part of LifeCare Holdings LLC, specializes in treating chronically ill and medically complex patients in post-acute settings. This week, it announced the acquisition of Haven Home Health, LLC, a multi-location home healthcare provider in the greater Dallas-Fort Worth metro area. The acquisition is part of LifeCare’s strategic expansion in the post acute market. In […]