Health Care Deal News, January 13, 2014 - The Pharmaceutical Sector saw a Flurry of M&A Activity at the end of 2013 and the Pace Hasn’t Slowed, Big Data Analytics is a Mainstream Topic

 

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January 13, 2014 Issue:

 

Recent Health Care M&A Deals

Behavioral Health Care

 

 

Acquirer

Target

Price

Acadia Healthcare Company, Inc.

Highline Medical Center

$20 million

Acadia Healthcare Company, Inc.

Riverside Center for Behavioral Medicine

$10.5 million

Biotechnology

 

 

Cocrystal Discovery, Inc.

Biozone Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Merger

Portage Biotech Inc.

Biohaven Pharmaceutical Holding Company Ltd

$3.5 million

Biogen Idec

Treatments for blood disorders

$20 million

RSV Corporation

Virosome Vaccine Technology

$82 million

 

Technology Deal of the Week
The Pharmaceutical sector saw a flurry of M&A activity at the end of 2013, and the pace hasn’t slowed in 2014. Last week Forest Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: FRX) announced its agreement to acquire Aptalis, a specialty pharma company that focuses on gastrointestinal and cystic fibrosis treatments, for $2.9 billion in cash. Sellers include TPG, the global private investment firm. Debevoise & Plimpton LLP and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP served as Forest’s legal counsel, and Aptalis was advised by Ropes & Gray. Morgan Stanley acted as financial advisor to Forest, while J.P. Morgan Securities LLC acted as financial advisors to Aptalis......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
Preliminary data on Q4:13 M&A activity shows, well, a mixed bag between the Services and Technology sectors, compared with the third quarter. Deal volume on the Technology side increased 21% over Q3:13 performance, while the Services side saw a 6% decrease in deal volume.


Deal Volume by Sector, Q4:13 vs. Q3:13

 

Q4:13

Q3:13

 

Sector

Deals

Deals

Change

Services

 

 

 

Behavioral Health Care

2

2

0.0%

Home Health & Hospice

10

5

100.0%

Hospitals

22

24

-8.3%

Labs, MRI & Dialysis

8

8

0.0%

Long-Term Care

65

61

6.6%

Managed Care

4

5

100.0%

Physician Medical Groups

20

15

33.3%

Rehabilitation

6

4

50.0%

Other

14

37

-62.2%

Services subtotal

151

161

-6.2%

Technology

 

 

 

Biotechnology

30

25

20.0%

eHealth

24

17

41.2%

Medical Devices

30

23

30.4%

Pharmaceuticals

48

44

9.1%

Technology subtotal

132

109

21.1%

Grand total

283

270

4.8%

Source: The Health Care M&A News, January 2014

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Services Deal of the Week
Acadia Healthcare Company, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACHC) is at it again, announcing two more acquisitions. Effective December 1, 2013, ACHC completed the purchase of an acute inpatient psychiatric facility from Highline Medical Center in Seattle, Washington for $20 million in cash. The facility has a certificate of need for 135 beds and currently operates just 63 inpatient psychiatric beds. Acadia is adding 22 inpatient beds and will transition another 50 beds from other uses upon the expiration of third-party leases at the end of 2014. The second transaction, for $10.5 million in cash, involved the Riverside Center for Behavioral Medicine, a 68-bed acute inpatient psychiatric facility in Riverside, California. That deal closed on January 1, 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
Big Data analytics is a mainstream topic, thanks to the National Security Agency’s data gathering efforts. But as last Friday’s Wall Street Journal pointed out, even the NSA needs help sorting through the trillions of bytes it’s managed to store. So when a data analytics startup decides to focus on life sciences, its prospects may seem daunting. Those worries didn’t deter Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers and Jafco Ventures from co-leading a $15 million round of funding for Zephyr Health, a data analyzer that not only integrates data but uses proprietary applications to sort through life sciences clinical trial data, for example. This round will go toward boosting Zephyr’s engineering capabilities and sales and marketing operations....... 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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