• 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 »
Western Maryland Health Joins UPMC

Western Maryland Health Joins UPMC

Western Maryland Health System (WMHS) has officially joined Pittsburgh-based UPMC. Western Maryland operates the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center (200 licensed beds) and serves the residents of Cumberland, Maryland and surrounding counties in Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. The deal culminates a relationship between the organizations that began in 2018 with a clinical affiliation. In March 2019, both boards signed a non-binding letter of intent to negotiate an affiliation agreement. The merger was finalized on February 1 and the system was renamed UPMC Western Maryland. The board of UPMC Western Maryland consists of 12 directors, with 8 appointed by the current WMHS board... Read More »
Deal of the Week: Elsevier/Via Oncology

Deal of the Week: Elsevier/Via Oncology

Deal makers took a break last week, after a long trudge through the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference the week before. Deal volume was light in the week of Janaury 17, 2018, but at least 70 transactions have been recorded this month. Here’s an unusual deal from the eHealth sector we picked. Elsevier, a subsidiary of RELX plc (NYSE: RELX), announced its acquisition of Via Oncology, a privately held, former subsidiary of UPMC, based in Pittsburgh. Elsevier is a global provider of information solutions for science, health and technology professionals. Via Oncology provides decision support tools for cancer. Specifically, its Via Pathways product helps cancer centers demonstrate the... Read More »
Tenet Sells Struggling Philly Hospitals for $170 Million

Tenet Sells Struggling Philly Hospitals for $170 Million

Hospital deals are hopping in Philadelphia, this week. Last week, we reported on the merger of UPMC and PinnacleHealth, which brought Pittsburgh-based UPMC into the south central part of the state, where PinnacleHealth is strong. Now Tenet Healthcare (NYSE: THC) is selling two Philadelphia-based hospitals and other related operations to a new subsidiary of Paladin Healthcare, and a healthcare real estate investment trust (REIT). The deal involves Tenet’s Hahnemann University Hospital, St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, and two Tenet-owned physician practices. The buyer is American Academic Health System, LLC (AAHS), newly formed by Paladin to own and operate academic... 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 »