Digital Health Sector M&A Activity Stays Strong in June

June was a busy month for the digital health sector. Our totals so far are 16 deals, but that number may increase as we find some deals disclosed in quarterly reports.  It doesn’t quite reach the count from June 2018 (25 deals), but 2018 was so robust in deal volume it’s a hard comparison to […]

athenahealth Finds a Buyer and a Merger Partner

Only two weeks into the month of November 2018, and already the deal value is higher than all of October. Through November 14, nearly $9.8 billion has been spent, but that’s largely because of a single deal, and one that’s been long in the works. After a lengthy bidding process, athenahealth (NASDAQ: ATHN) was acquired […]

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Veritas Capital Doubles Down on Digital Health

Veritas Capital Management has made some aggressive moves into the digital health space in recent years. Its investment focus is on companies that provide critical products and services, not just in healthcare, but also in aerospace and defense, communications, energy and education. So its recent activity is interesting, and expensive. In April 2016, Veritas paid […]

Digital Health Deals Sparked in 2016

Virtually every aspect of the healthcare industry now relies on some form of technology or data to improve patient outcomes, reduce costs or readmissions, or to analyze masses of population health data in order to manage that population better. Even more pressing in 2017 is the need to secure all that data and technology. But […]

Digital Health Deals Strike New Heights

The digital health sector is on fire in the first half of 2016. Through June 24 we’ve recorded 82 transactions with a business-to-business eHealth company as the target. Sixteen of those were announced in June alone. (We don’t cover consumer-facing health apps or social media platforms.) In the first half of 2015, just 60 deals […]

Veritas Capital Buys Back into Big Data

Big data firms are sweet targets for healthcare investors. Just last February, Veritas Capital sold Truven Health Analytics to IBM Watson Health (NYSE: IBM) for $2.6 billion. Now it’s putting some of that ROI into another big data firm, Verisk Health, the healthcare service business Verisk Analytics Inc. Verisk Health provides data services, analytics and advanced technologies to […]

IBM Watson Health Buys Truven Health Analytics

Big Healthcare Data just got bigger. IBM (NYSE: IBM) has spent some $4 billion in the past 12 months to build out its Watson Health division. The latest and largest deal is for Truven Health Analytics, for $2.6 billion. Truven Health provides cloud-based healthcare data, analytics and insights to more than 8,500 clients, including federal […]