BayMark Health Adds Two More Treatment Programs

BayMark Health Services, the opioid treatment platform formed by Webster Capital, added two more organizations to its roster in November. The deals bring its 2018 acquisition total to five. In all of 2017, the company made six deals public, so we’re expecting at least one more by the end of this year. St. Louis-based SpecialCare […]

PE Firms Target Healthcare Staffing Services

Who says good help is hard to find? Just about every healthcare provider in the United States, it seems.  The growing shortage of doctors and nurses, together with the recent near-record low U.S. unemployment rates, has brought the healthcare staffing services segment into sharp focus for investors. Through mid-November, 18 deals targeting these companies have […]

behavioral health care
behavioral health care

Behavioral Health Deals Set a Strong Pace in H1:18

The Behavioral Health Care sector has been on a hot streak for more than three years now. In 2018, the pace may be picking up even more. In the first half of the year, 34 transactions were announced, compared with 29 in the first half of 2017. Prices for these deals, which are primarily between […]

behavioral health care
behavioral health care

BayMark Health Moves into Canada

BayMark Health Services, based in Lewisville, Texas, made its first foray into Canada this month with the acquisition of Canada’s largest chain of methadone clinics, Canadian Addiction Treatment Centers (CATC), a company that includes 72 opioid-treatment clinics, 19 pharmacies and one residential addiction-treatment center, all in Ontario. This is BayMark’s 10th acquisition since it was […]

PE Firms Swarmed to Behavioral Health in Q4:17

Deal activity in the Behavioral Health Care sector was consistent with most of the previous quarters. Although deal volume slipped 14% from the previous quarter, it rose 20% compared with the same quarter a year earlier. The fourth quarter’s total of 12 deals represents 22% of the 54 transactions announced in the past 12 months. […]

Bain Capital Expands its Pediatric Home Health Platform

In less than a month, Bain Capital Private Equity has built a major pediatric home health care platform. It began on December 19,  2016, with Bain’s announcement that it was acquiring Dallas, Texas-based Epic Health Services, from Webster Capital. On January 17, 2017, the global private equity firm announced a deal for Atlanta, Georgia-based PSA Healthcare, […]

Home Health Sector Closes 2016 in ‘Epic’ Deal

The year is ending on a high note for mergers and acquisitions in the Home Health & Hospice sector. Deal volume reached 54 transactions by mid-December, and could go higher as we finish up the year. Last year ended with 51 transactions. Consolidation continued, as buyers such as Kindred Healthcare (NYSE: KND) and Epic Health Services […]

Epic Health Expands Pediatric Skilled Nursing Services

The term “skilled nursing” usually brings to mind senior care facilities. Yet Epic Health Services, a portfolio company of Webster Capital, has built a strong platform of pediatric skilled nursing services since its founding in 2001.

Radiopharmacies Now on Dealmakers’ Radar

You can’t get much more “specialty” in the specialty pharmacy business than to deal in radiopharmaceuticals. Two recent deals, announced in August, show this area is heating up. IBA Molecular, a global maker and distributor of radiopharmaceutical products, agreed to pay approximately $613 million for Mallinckrodt‘s (NYSE: MNK) nuclear imaging business, including a portfolio of […]