Health Care Deal News, December 23, 2013 – Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Made yet Another Acquisition Last Week, Last Week was a Busy one in the Pharmaceutical Space


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December 23, 2013 Issue:

Recent Health Care M&A Deals

Medical Devices






Valeant Pharmaceuticals

Solta Medical

$250 million




Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited

Domestic formulations business

$320 million

Grunenthal GmbH

EU Rights to ZALVISO

$30 million

Physician Medical Groups




Neonatology Center of Winchester, P.C.





U.S. Physical Therapy, Inc.

Physical therapy business

$36 million

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.
Charted Territory
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

Algeta ASA

$2.9 billion

AstraZeneca plc

BMY’s global diabetes assets

$2.7 billion

Jazz Pharmaceuticals


$1.0 billion

Almirall, SA

Aqua Pharmaceutical Holdings

$327 million

Endo Health Solutions

NuPathe, Inc.

$105 million

Depomed, Inc.

US rights to Cambia

$48.7 million

Grunenthal GmbH

EU rights to Zalviso

$30 million

Avista Capital Partners

Vertical/Trigen Holdings


Everett Laboratories

Quinnova Pharmaceuticals, LLC


OPKO Health, Inc.

Laboratorio Arama de Uruguay


Mylan, Inc.

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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