Health Care Deal News, April 22, 2013 - Deal-Making Remained Slow in March 2013 with just 64 Deals Announced, The List of Life Technologies Corporation’s Many Suitors Narrowed Down to One Last Week, Venture Capital is still Pouring into Biotech Companies


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Recent Health Care M&A Deals

Behavioral Health Care




 Acadia Healthcare

 Two Psychiatric Facilities

 $91.8 million





 Origene Technologies, Inc.

 Life Science business of SDIX


 Rockland Pharmaceuticals

 Epi-Plus Product Line


Laboratories, MRI and Dialysis




 SleepMed, Inc.

 Watermark Medical, Inc.






 Ajinomoto Co., Inc.

 Althea Technologies

 $175 million


Service Deal of the Week
Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX) announced it had a definitive agreement to acquire the lab-related clinical outreach operations of Dignity Health in California and Nevada for an undisclosed price. The nonprofit is keeping its hospital-based laboratories. Quest has been on a de-acquisitioning kick in recent months as it pared down non-core businesses such as its Sweden-based HemoCue, which manufactures and markets point-of-care testing equipment, in a sale to Danish medical device company Radiometer Medical ApS in February 2013 for $300 million. In the agreement with Dignity Health, Quest expects the transaction to be neutral to adjusted earnings in 2013 and modestly accretive to earnings per share in 2014. The deal is expected to close in June 2013. ...Want to read more news? Click here for a free trial to The Health Care M&A Information Source and download the current issue today.


Charted Territory
Deal-making remained slow in March 2013, with just 64 deals announced. Of course, more may come to light, but last month still has a way to go to catch up to the deal volume in March 2012, when 98 transactions were announced. Deal value in March 2012 reached $8.4 billion, helped by the $1.35 billion deal for Cameron Health, Inc. announced by Boston Scientific (NYSE: BSX). This year, the largest deal of March was a mere $418.3 million, and total deal value stands at $2.43 billion. Stay tuned – our data are showing things may be picking up in April.


Top 5 Health Care M&A Transactions in March 2013






Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.

Obagi Medical Products, Inc.



Argon Medical Devices

Interventional products business



Cynosure, Inc.

Palomar Medical Technologies




dbMotion, Ltd.



Ajinomoto Co., Inc.

Althea Technologies, Inc.


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Technology Deal of the Week
The list of Life Technologies Corporation’s (NASDAQ: LIFE) many suitors narrowed down to one last week, as Thermo Fisher Scientific (NYSE: TMO) emerged as the successful acquirer. The biotech giant was also being pursued by a buyout team consisting of Blackstone Group LP, Carlyle Group LP, KKR & Co., and Singapore’s state investment company, Temasek Holdings Ltd. Their joint bid of about $11 billion, or $62 per share, was far below Thermo Fisher’s offer of $76 per share, which works out to $13.6 billion. Thermo Fisher will also assume $2.2 billion in debt, bringing the cost to $15.8 billion. The transaction is expected to be immediately accretive to TMO’s adjusted earnings, although the deal is not expected to close until early 2014. ...Want to read more news? Click here for a free trial to The Health Care M&A Information Source and download the current issue today.


In the Pipeline
Venture capital is still pouring into biotech companies, and it’s not just seed or A rounds. One deal we enjoyed hearing of was Swiss biotech Auris Medical’s announcement that it had raised $50.6 million (CHF 47.1 million) in a Series C round to advance two major therapeutics, AM-101 for the treatment of acute tinnitus and AM-111 for the treatment of acute inner ear hearing loss. The funds will help move the products through Phase 3 studies and ultimately to market launch. Not a moment too soon for some baby boomers.....Want to read more news? Click here for a free trial to The Health Care M&A Information Source and download the current issue today.


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