Health Care Deal News, September 9, 2013 - C. R. Bard, Inc. Announced it will Acquire Rochester Medical Corporation, Everyone and Everything Seems to Take a Break in the Month of August, M&A Activity Picked up Last Week

 

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September 9, 2013 Issue:

 

Recent Health Care M&A Deals

Hospitals

Acquirer

Target

Price

Physicians Realty Trust

El Paso Surgical Center and Medical Office Building

$40 million

Medical Devices

Acquirer

Target

Price

C.R. Bard Inc.

Rochester Medical, Inc.

$262 million

Pharmaceuticals

Acquirer

Target

Price

Meda AB

Acton Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

$135 million

Okana Ventures Inc.

Rights to FACTIVE

$3.4 million

Otsuka Pharmaceutical

Astex Pharmaceuticals

$886 million

 

Technology Deal of the Week
C. R. Bard, Inc. (NYSE: BCR), which just last month announced a $200 million deal for Medafor, Inc., announced it will acquire Rochester Medical Corporation (NASDAQ: ROCM), maker of disposable medical catheters and devices for urological and continence care applications, for a price of $20 per share, or approximately $262 million. The price per share represents a 37% premium over ROCM’s average closing price during the 90 trading days ended September 3, 2013. The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2013. Piper Jaffray & Co. served as exclusive financial advisor to ROCM and provided a fairness opinion to the company’s board of directors. Dorsey and Whitney LLP served as counsel to ROCM....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
Everyone and everything seems to take a break in the month of August, and that was certainly the case this year. Health care mergers and acquisitions slowed to a crawl, even compared with August 2012. Health care services deals dropped 18.8% in August 2013, compared with the year before, from 48 announced deals to just 39. Health care technology deals were only slightly off last year’s not-so-blistering pace, down 11.5% to just 23 deals. Overall, health care M&A last month was off 16.2% compared with a year ago, and (using more data from our database) shows a 26.2% drop compared with an atypically robust July 2013. Predictions about Q3:13 deal-making would be premature, as the Labor Day holiday came early this year (September 2), and September has gotten off to a slower-than-usual start. Stay tuned.

 

Deal Volume by Sector, August 2013 vs. August 2012

 

8/2013

8/2012

 

Sector

deals

deals

% change

Services

   

 

Behavioral Health Care

0

1

-100.0%

Home Health & Hospice

0

4

-100.0%

Hospitals

5

5

0.0%

Labs, MRI & Dialysis

4

6

-33.3%

Long-Term Care

17

21

-19.0%

Managed Care

1

2

-50.0%

Physician Medical Groups

4

2

100.0%

Rehabilitation

0

1

-100.0%

Other

8

6

33.3%

Services subtotal

39

48

-18.8%

Technology

   

 

Biotechnology

5

6

-16.7%

eHealth

5

6

-16.7%

Medical Devices

4

7

-42.9%

Pharmaceuticals

9

7

28.6%

Technology subtotal

23

26

-11.5%

Grand total

62

74

-16.2%

Source: Irving Levin Associates, Inc., September 2013

 

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Services Deal of the Week
Deal-making in the Home Health & Hospice sector was dormant in August, but M&A activity picked up last week with the announcement that Cigna (NYSE: CI) completed its acquisition of Alegis Care, a portfolio company of Triton Pacific Capital Partners. Alegis Care is a multi-specialty medical health services organization dedicated to creating a comfortable medical home experience for homebound Medicare and Medicaid patients. This year it will provide services to nearly 31,000 seniors in 10 states and the District of Columbia. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.....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
iPierian, Inc. scored $30 million in a new round of financing that will continue to advance its drug development in neurodegenerative disease, as well as provide a Series A round to launch a spin-out company, True North Therapeutics. The financing was co-led by SR One; Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers; and MPM Capital, with participation from all existing iPierian investors. iPierian will focus on drug development for the treatment of tauopathies, including Alzheimer’s disease, while True North Therapeutics will focus on complement pathway drug development for rare diseases driven by auto-antibodies......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.

 

Infocast’s 6th Annual Healthcare Deal Making Summit: Find your strategies for success in the post-ACA world.
Infocast’s 6th Annual Healthcare Deal Making Summit 2013 will bring healthcare executives from today’s most innovative organizations together with leading investors and financial service providers to explore the business strategies, models and investments that will drive success in the post-Affordable Care Act world.  They will discuss how changes to reimbursement models and healthcare reform are impacting M&A and deal-making, and how the movement to coordinated care will drive integration strategies and the effectiveness of business models.  They will put a spotlight on some of today’s emerging business strategies, such as payer-provider convergence, strategic alignment, joint venturing and the next phase of integration, and healthcare transformation through technology innovation—and provide an outlook on their performance..

Go to http://www.infocastinc.com/healthcare13

 

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