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December 23, 2013 Issue:
Recent Health Care M&A Deals
Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited
Domestic formulations business
EU Rights to ZALVISO
Physician Medical Groups
Neonatology Center of Winchester, P.C.
U.S. Physical Therapy, Inc.
Physical therapy business
Technology Deal of the Week
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (NYSE: VRX) made yet another acquisition last week, as it added medical device maker Solta Medical (NASDAQ: SLTM) to its portfolio for $250 million. Solta’s aesthetic devices are a natural fit with Valeant’s facial injectibles, professional skin care products and physician-dispensed products. Piper Jaffray & Co. acted as financial advisor to Solta and Fenwick & West LLP acted as legal advisor. Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP acted as legal advisor to Valeant. ……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.
Last week was a busy one in the Pharmaceutical space, as 11 transactions were announced. Of the seven that disclosed prices, the grand total was $7.1 billion. Not bad for mid-December.
Pharmaceutical Deals Announced between Dec. 16 and Dec. 20, 2013
The Bayer Group
BMY’s global diabetes assets
Aqua Pharmaceutical Holdings
Endo Health Solutions
US rights to Cambia
EU rights to Zalviso
Avista Capital Partners
Quinnova Pharmaceuticals, LLC
OPKO Health, Inc.
Laboratorio Arama de Uruguay
Rights to LAMA respiratory drug
Source: The Health Care M&A News, December 2013
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Services Deal of the Week
U.S. Physical Therapy, Inc. (NASDAQ: USPH) is on the acquisition trail this month. Last week the company announced it had paid $36 million for a 90% interest in an unidentified “physical therapy business” that includes 11 clinics and three on-site industrial client locations. This deal comes on the heels of a much smaller one announced on December 10, in which USPH paid $1.6 million for an unidentified physical therapy group with 12 clinics. ….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
ViewRay Incorporated of Cleveland, Ohio, secured $30 million in funding from existing equity investors, Aisling Capital, Fidelity Biosciences, Kearny Venture Partners and OrbiMed Advisors, as well as a new investor, Cowealth Medical Holding Co Ltd (TT: 4745). Debt financing was provided by Hercules Technology Growth Capital (NYSE: HTGC). The funds are intended to support the worldwide commercialization of the ViewRay system, designed to improve the accuracy of cancer treatments through a patented combination of simultaneous MRI and radiation therapy delivery. ….. 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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