• Health Care M&A Deals, September 18, 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... Read More »
  • MetLife Acquires Versant Health

    MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET) has entered the healthcare M&A market. Last week, the company announced the acquisition of Versant Health, the parent company of Davis Vision and Superior Vision, two major vision care and insurance brands with a combined 35 million members. Centerbridge Partners and an investor group including FFL Partners are... Read More »
  • CloudMD Expands Patient Engagement Portfolio

    CloudMD Software & Services Inc. (OTCMKTS: DOCRF) just keeps rolling out new deals and acquisitions. The company has been very active this year, with six acquisitions on the books so far across various sectors, according to search results in our Deal Search Online database. Last week, CloudMD acquired Toronto-based iMD Health Global Corp. for... Read More »
  • Trulieve Cannabis Boosts Its Market Reach

    Trulieve Cannabis Corp. (OTC: TCNNF), a vertically integrated “seed-to-sale” company and the first licensed medical cannabis company in the state of Florida, announced two new transactions last week. M&A activity in the medical marijuana market has been quiet throughout 2020 and 2019, after experiencing somewhat of a boom in 2018,... Read More »
  • A Busy Week for Home Health & Hospice Deals

    It was a busy week for home health & hospice (HH&H) transactions. Results from our Deal Search Online database show there were four announced last week alone, half of September’s total so far. Half of the deals were completed by private equity-backed companies, which highlights the continued interest in HH&H from PE firms. Jet... Read More »

UPMC and PinnacleHealth Team Up

PinnacleHealth System wasted little time after the Federal Trade Commission blocked its merger with Penn State Hershey Medical Center in 2016. Since then, the central Pennsylvania system has announced the acquisition of five hospitals, with a total of 720 beds. Now, it’s the target in another in-state merger deal. Last March, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and PinnacleHealth signed a letter of intent to explore a merger. In mid-August, the parties announced they’d reached a definitive agreement on the deal. PinnacleHealth operates seven acute-care hospitals mainly in central Pennsylvania, with a total of 1,267 licensed beds. When it began working with UPMC... Read More »

UPMC Acquires Local Hospice Provider

The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) has been busy this year, with two acquisitions and a “significant investment,” after 18 months off the M&A circuit. This month’s acquisition was Family Hospice and Palliative Care, also in Pittsburgh. The company is the state’s largest not-for-profit medical services provider for people with terminal illness. UPMC also made an undisclosed investment in Health Fidelity, a Palo Alto-based technology company with a “risk adjustment solution” that was deployed by UPMC Health Plan last year. UPMC’s previous acquisition was Jameson Health System in New Castle, Pennsylvania, announced in February. Read More »