The MACRA Effect Keeps Building

The MACRA effect is heating up, as independent physician practices agree to be acquired by hospitals, managed care companies and even private equity firms.

MEDNAX Makes 10

MEDNAX (NYSE:MD) hit the big 10 in August 2016, with its tenth acquisition of the year. The serial acquirer picked up privately-held Associated Anesthesiologists of Reno, P.C., the largest anesthesia practice in northern Nevada, offering anesthesia care across a broad range of subspecialties, including orthopedic, obstetric, pediatric and cardiac and critical care. MEDNAX continues to capitalize on anesthesiology […]

Q2:16 Results Defy Brexit and Other Uncertainties

You’ve seen the headlines: Global mergers and acquisitions slid in the first half of 2016, as did the combined value. The number of middle market deals completed in the second quarter fell to levels not seen since 2009. Buyers are walking away from targets that could be affected by sudden changes in tax regulations. It’s […]

Acquisition Outlook for Doc Groups: Wait and See

2015 was a very good year for acquisitions in the Physician Medical Group (PMG) sector. With 88 transactions in total, deal volume was up 47% compared with 2014. The sector’s largest deal, Team Health‘s (NYSE: TMH) $1.6 billion acquisition of IPC Healthcare, combined two of the sector’s top acquirers (see chart below). That deal closed […]

Physician Medical Group M&A Is Going Strong

Nearly seven full months through the year, M&A in the Physician Medical Group (PMG) sector is on pace to post its second-highest deal volume since 2000. As of July 24, we’ve recorded 47 acquisitions, which is second only to 2011, when 56 transactions were announced in the same time period. The biggest deal in the […]

Five Biggest Healthcare Deals in May 2015

The last week of May slowed to a crawl as far as announced health care transactions, but preliminary totals for deal volume and value indicate that May 2015 wasn’t too shabby. As of May 29, we counted 101 healthcare transactions, with a combined total of $32.4 billion. A year ago, there were 109 M&A announcements, […]

MEDNAX Moves into New Territory

Last week MEDNAX, Inc. (NYSE: MD), which now brands itself as a national medical company, has kept a steady focus on its Pediatrix Medical Group and American Anesthesiology divisions for years. But last week marked its foray into radiology and telemedicine, with the $500 million acquisition of Virtual Radiologic Corporation (vRad). The deal adds a […]