Health Care Deal News, September 30, 2013 - It’s All in the Timing, Behavioral Health Care is Hot, Investors Just Can’t Seem to Get Enough of New Biopharmaceutical Companies


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September 30, 2013 Issue:


Recent Health Care M&A Deals







Vitera Healthcare

Greenway Medical Technologies

$644 million

Laboratories, MRI and Dialysis






IXICO Limited

Phytopharm plc

$9.02 million

Analogic Corporation

PocketSonics, Inc.

$11 million

Medical Devices






Stryker Corporation

MAKO Surgical Corp.

$1.65 billion








Right to ALX-0061

$175 million


Technology Deal of the Week
It’s all in the timing. Just as The Hill reported that Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) would lead an effort to repeal the 2.3% medical device tax, consumer electronics giant Panasonic Corp. (OTCBB: PCRFY) finally found a buyer for its health care unit in KKR & Co. (NYSE: KKR) last week, for approximately $1.67 billion. Under the agreement, KKR will own an 80% stake in Panasonic Healthcare Co., and Panasonic will own the remaining 20%. The three core businesses are In Vitro Diagnostics, including the manufacture and sale of blood glucose monitoring devices; Medicom, including medical receipt computers, electronic health records and other IT equipment for medical clinics; and Biomedical laboratory equipment, including incubators and ultra-low temperature freezers. The transaction is expected to close by the end of the first quarter of 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.


Charted Territory
Seeing Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (NYSE: KKR) on our radar again last week prompted us to check our database to see what private equity firms are acquiring this year. KKR, you may recall, made news earlier this summer with its purchase of two clinical research organizations, PRA International and ReSearch Pharmaceutical Services for undisclosed prices. Had those deals come with published prices, KKR would dominate this year’s list of PE acquisitions—at least, through the end of September. There’s still more to come.


Top 10 Health Care Deals Conducted by Private Equity Groups, thru Sept. 27, 2013






KKR & Co.

Panasonic’s Healthcare division




Assisted Living Concepts, Inc.



JLL Partners




Eurazeo PME

Ideal Residences




2 assisted living communities



Zhuhai Rongdong Equity

Jilin Boda Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.



Juniper Investment Co.

Theragenics Corporation



The Carlyle Group

The Preserve at Palm Aire



Prudential Real Estate Investment

Arbor Terrace at Crabapple



Virtus Real Estate Capital

Park Place at Heritage Village


Source: Irving Levin Associates, Inc., September 2013

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Services Deal of the Week
Behavioral health care is hot. That phrase was echoed by several speakers at last week’s Healthcare Deal Making Summit in Nashville, Tennessee, and borne out by the announced merger of two of the most recognized names in the space, Hazelden and the Betty Ford Center have agreed to merge. The combined entity will become the largest nonprofit addiction treatment provider in the United States, offering residential and outpatient services, under the new name, the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation. 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
Investors just can’t seem to get enough of new biopharmaceutical companies. Foundation Medicine, Inc. (NASDAQ: FMI), maker of the FoundationOne cancer diagnostic test, made its debut on September 25 with in initial public offering of 5,888,888 shares of common stock priced at $18.00 per share. By Friday, September 27, the stock price had only slightly backed off its peak of $37.98 per share, putting the company’s market value around $1 billion. Goldman, Sachs & Co. and J.P. Morgan Securities acted as joint book-running managers, while Leerink Swann and Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. acted as co-managers. All may be expected to exercise their option to purchase up to an additional 883,333 shares at the public offering price.....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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IMN is proud to introduce the inaugural Healthcare Provider Technology M&A Forum, taking place October 22, in New York City. This unique and compelling program will bring together a large number of technology vendors with strategic & financial buyers and their financial intermediaries to examine the gamut of issues and opportunities - legal, financial, cultural, strategic - throughout the transaction lifecycle. Confirmed speakers include: Michael Kluger (ALTARIS CAPITAL PARTNERS), Steve Wiggins (ESSEX WOODLANDS), Mohit Kaushal (ABERDARE VENTURES), Brad Brooks (TIGERTEXT), David Tamburri (HEALTH ENTERPRISE PARTNERS), Jonathan Lujan (SIS), and Rob Cosinuke (ATHENAHEALTH). Visit for more information.

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