Health Care Deal News, October 14, 2013 - Not Many Deal Announcements Disclosed Prices Last Week, Verax Biomedical Incorporated Completed a $12 Million Financing That will Position the Company for Aggressive Growth in 2014

 

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October 14, 2013 Issue:

 

Recent Health Care M&A Deals

Medical Devices

 

 

Acquirer

Target

Price

Biomet, Inc.

Lanx, Inc.

N/A

Merit Medical Systems, Inc.

Assets of Radial Assist

$2.5 million

 

 

 

Pharmaceuticals

 

 

Acquirer

Target

Price

Avista Capital Partners and Nordic Capital

Acino Holding AG

$441.8 million

Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

NS5A Inhibitor

N/A

 

 

 

Physician Medical Groups

 

 

Acquirer

Target

Price

MEDNAX, Inc.

Dayton Newborn Care Specialists, Inc.

N/A

 

Technology Deal of the Week
Not many deal announcements disclosed prices last week, so this one stood out: New York City-based private equity firms Avista Capital Partners and Nordic Capital teamed up to buy Swiss-based Acino Holding AG (SIX: ACIN)  for $441.8 million, through their subsidiary, Pharma Strategy Partners GmbH.  The price reflects a 33% premium over Acino’s closing share price on October 1, 2013, the last trading day prior to the pre-announcement of the offer, and a 53% premium to the volume weighted average price during the last 60 trading dates prior to the offer. Upon completion of the tender offer, Acino’s shares will be delisted from the SIX Swiss Exchange...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
September saw a good number of deals, which we’re still capturing in our database to include in our quarterly Health Care M&A Report. Four billion-dollar-plus deals boosted the month’s deal values considerably, to $13.3 billion in total. That’s only 41 deals with disclosed prices, out of 80 deals uncovered so far. Check our Q3:13 report for where the action was.

 

Top Five Health Care M&A Transactions in September 2013

Acquirer

Target

Price

Fresenius Helios

43 hospitals in Germany

$4.17 billion

KKR, Inc.

Panasonic Healthcare Co.

$1.67 billion

Stryker Corp.

MAKO Surgical Corp.

$1.65 billion

CFR Pharmaceuticals

Adcock Ingram Holdings

$1.30 billion

Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co.

Astex Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

$866 million

Source: Health Care M&A News, October 2013

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Services Deal of the Week
The Aston Gardens portfolio, which consists of six senior living communities throughout Florida, was purchased by Kayne Anderson Real Estate Advisors of Boca Raton, Florida for $400 million. The communities are located in Naples, Parkland, Sun City, Tampa and Venice, with a total of 1,930 units. Occupancy is 97% and the units are 82% independent living and 18% assisted living. Discovery Senior Living, the manager and JV partner with GE Healthcare Finance, retained 10% ownership after the closing on October 7, 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.

 

In the Pipeline
Verax Biomedical Incorporated completed a $12 million financing that will position the company for aggressive growth in 2014, and accelerate the completion of clinical studies for an improved version of its bacterial contamination test, known as Platelet PGD. The test is currently used by more than 100 hospitals in the U.S. and Europe. The round was led by the company’s current venture capital investors....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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