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August 12, 2013 Issue:
Recent Health Care M&A Deals
Theraclone Sciences, Inc.
Juniper Investment Company, LLC
13 abbreviated new drug applications from Mikah Pharma
Palau Pharma’s Albaconazole development product
Services Deal of the Week
Kolberg, Kravis Roberts & Co. (NYSE: KKR) followed its June acquisition of PRA International, one of the world’s largest clinical research organizations (CRO), with the July buy of ReSearch Pharmaceutical Services Inc. (RPS) from Warburg Pincus. Upon close of both transactions, PRA and RPS will merge under the leadership of PRA CEO Colin Shannon. RPS will operate independently as the new Strategic Solutions Division of PRA. Citigroup acted as exclusive financial advisor and Kirkland & Ellis LLP acted as legal advisor to RPS. Credit Suisse, Jefferies LLC and UBS Investment Bank served as financial advisors to KKR. Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP served as legal counsel to KKR….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.
Hark back to July 2012, immediately after the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its decision to uphold most portions of the Affordable Care Act. A flurry of transactions were announced across all areas of health care, with nearly two dozen deals along coming during what is typically the laid-back holiday week of July 4. That activity wasn’t sustained throughout Q3:12, as the number of announced deals dropped to its lowest point in any quarter of 2012. Fast-forward to July 2013, and the number of transactions is already 6% higher than the same month a year ago, with a preliminary total of 76 deals. If this pace keeps up, Q3:13 could be the strongest yet, at least by deal volume.
Deal Volume, July 2013 vs. July 2012
Behavioral Health Care
Home Health & Hospice
Labs, MRI & Dialysis
Physician Medical Groups
Source: Irving Levin Associates, Inc., August 2013
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Technology Deal of the Week
Theragenics Corporation (NYSE: TGX), a medical device company based in Buford, Georgia, signed a definitive merger agreement to acquire all of the outstanding common stock in Juniper Investment Company, LLC for $2.20 per share in cash. That puts a value of $64.3 million on the deal, which is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2013. VRA Partners is acting as Theragenics’ financial advisor and Brown Gibbons Lang & Company is acting as the Board’s independent financial advisor. Bryan Cave LLP is acting as Theragenix’ legal advisor. Juniper is acting as its own financial advisor, and Shearman & Sterling LLP is acting as its legal advisor…..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
If getting a colonoscopy ranks up there with root canals on your list of dreaded procedures, you have plenty of company. But you probably haven’t heard of the SmartPill or its cousin, PillCam, from Given Imaging Ltd. (NASDAQ: GIVN) of Yoqneam, Israel. The good news is, the SmartPill Wireless Motility Capsule procedure received a new reimbursement code earlier this year. The SmartPill is a sensor-based capsule technology that measures “gastric emptying, small bowel transit, colonic transit and whole gut transit times” to help with the diagnosis of gastrointestinal conditions and diseases such as Crohn’s Disease. So the next time your physical rolls around and your doctor mentions that unpleasant procedure, ask about the SmartPill. You may be glad you did…..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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Skilled Nursing Facilities: Buying, Selling and Valuing
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