Health Care Deal News-February 6, 2012

 

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February 6, 2012 Issue:

 

    1. Recent Health Care M&A Deals
    2. Spotlight on: Hospitals
    3. Spotlight on: E-Health
    4. Conference Calendar

Recent Health Care M&A Deals

Biotechnology

Acquirer

Target

Price

Cytomedix, Inc.

Aldagen, Inc.

$44.0 million

Shire plc

Collaboration agreement for monogenic diseases (Sangamo BioSciences, Inc.)

$13.0 million +

e-Health

Acquirer

Target

Price

Not disclosed

Secure eHealth, LLC (Wound Management Technologies, Inc.)

$500,000

Medical Devices

Acquirer

Target

Price

Syneron Medical Ltd.

Ultrashape Ltd.

$12.0 million

Other

Acquirer

Target

Price

Walgreen Co.

BioScrip business units

$285.0 million


  

 

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Spotlight on: Hospitals
Cone Health, a five-hospital system based in Greensboro, North Carolina, is acquiring Alamance Regional Medical Center, a 218-bed acute care hospital in Burlington, North Carolina, for about $200.0 million. Under terms of the transaction, Cone Health will make $150.0 million in capital improvements and spend at least $50.0 million to endow a community foundation...Read more 

 

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Spotlight on: E-Health
Insurers remain active in the e-Health M&A market to diversify their holdings and to build up their communication networks among payors, providers and members. Aetna (NYSE: AET) recently acquired iTriage for an undisclosed price. Based in Lakewood, California, iTriage manufactures a smart phone app that helps people find information about medical issues and doctors, and directs them to nearby facilities in an emergency. This acquisition gives AET an additional channel through which to disseminate health and wellness information....Read more
 


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