Health Care Deal News- May 14, 2012


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May 14, 2012 Issue:


  1. Recent Health Care M&A Deals 
  2. Watson Buys Actavis--
    Takes Over Number Three Spot In Generic Pharma
  3. Spotlight on: Hospitals
  4. Conference Calendar


Recent Health Care M&A Deals





 Novo Nordisk A/S

 Rights to heparosan-based drug delivery technology (Caisson Biotech, LLC)

 $100.0 million





 MultiCare Health System

 Auburn Regional Medical Center (Universal Health Services, inc.)

 $98.0 million

 Regional Health Network of Kentucky

 Scott Memorial Hospital

 Long-term lease






 AP214 kidney compound (Action Pharma A/S)

 $110.0 million

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.

Certain assets of University Medical Pharmaceuticals Corp.

$64.0 million





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Watson Buys Actavis--
Takes Over Number Three Spot In Generic Pharma

The Great Recession is the gift that keeps on giving. The market plunge beginning in 2007, coupled with the Credit Crunch of 2008-09, raised the level of uncertainty, risk and, therefore, opportunity in the health care M&A marketCompanies with sufficient cash on hand could—and did—make deals at very attractive valuations, witness Pfizer’s (NYSE: PFE) $68.0 billion acquisition of Wyeth in early 2009 at just 2.9x revenue.......Read more 


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Spotlight on: Hospitals
Sacred Heart Health System, an integrated delivery system in Northwest Florida with three hospitals and part of Ascension Health Alliance, is acquiring Bay Medical Center, a 323-bed hospital in Panama City. The purchase price is approximately $154.0 million; the deal is structured as a 40-year lease of the real property and an asset purchase agreement of the business. Bay Medical had been owned by a local hospital authority. This acquisition is being carried out as a joint venture between Sacred Heart Health System and LHP Hospital Group, Inc.........Read more

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