• 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 »
CooperSurgical Adds to Its IVF Business

CooperSurgical Adds to Its IVF Business

CooperSurgical (NYSE: COO), a subsidiary of The Cooper Companies, Inc., has added another medical device maker focused on women’s health. This is CooperSurgical’s first acquisition in 2018, and it didn’t go far from its Trumbull, Connecticut offices to find The LifeGlobal Group in Guilford, Connecticut. LifeGlobal is a leading provider of in vitro fertilization (IVF) products and devices, with operating facilities in the United States, Canada, Europe, Hong Kong and distributors in some 90 countries worldwide. The acquisition is expected to strengthen CooperSurgical’s fertility media offering and thus improve its industry leading fertility business overall. The deal... Read More »
Deal(s) of the Week: Teva, Take Two

Deal(s) of the Week: Teva, Take Two

Debt has been a key deal driver this year, particularly in the hospital sector, where Community Health Systems (NYSE: CYH), Quorum Health Corporation (NYSE: QHC) and Tenet Healthcare (NYSE: THC) are shedding less desirable assets. Joining them now is generic drug maker Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NYSE: TEVA), which is shouldering $35 billion of debt brought on by its $40.5 billion acquisition of Allergan’s (NYSE: AGN) line of generics, announced in July 2015. The company hasn’t announced an acquisition since September 2016. What a difference a year makes, as generic drug prices have been squeezed and the company has been selling off non-core assets to pay down its... Read More »