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April 8, 2013 Issue:

Recent Health Care M&A Deals





Prime Healthcare Inc.

Two Kansas Hospitals

$54.3 million

Medical Devices




Oncologix Tech Inc.

Dotolo Research Corporaation

$4.7 million

Health in Harmony Inc.

 Life Care Medical Devices Limited

 $8.18 million





Biocodex USA



 Dainippon Sumitomo Pharma Co.Ltd

EPI-743 and EPI-589

 $35 million

Service Deal of the Week
Two Kansas hospitals owned by Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Health Service Corp. (SCLHS) have been purchased for $54.3 million by Prime Healthcare Inc. of Ontario, California. Prime offered the best assurance to keep Providence Medical Center, Kansas City, and St. John Hospital, Leavenworth, open and operating for at least five years. The cash sale price fell far short of the $121 million of debt that the SCLHS will continue to absorb after the sale. The two facilities had operating losses of more than $78 million over the last 10 years, during which time SCLHS invested $93 million in capital improvements to the two hospitals….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
Deal-making in the health care space slowed considerably in the first quarter of 2013. Of course, last year’s first quarter was very strong, even though M&A activity dropped off through the rest of the year. In this year’s first quarter, there were only three billion-dollar deals, compared with five in the same quarter last year. We’re in the process of gathering our data for our quarterly Health Care M&A Report, and will run the preliminary numbers in the April issue of The Health Care M&A Monthly, due out next week.
Biggest Deals of Q1:2013






Biogen Idec, Inc.

Rights to Tysabri



Cardinal Health, Inc.




Mylan, Inc.

Agila Specialties Private Limited



Allergan, Inc.

MAP Pharmaceuticals, Inc.




Pronova BioPharma




Assisted Living Concepts



Valeant Pharmaceuticals

Obagi Medical Products



Joint venture

The Bristal Portfolio



Argon Medical Devices

Interventional products business



Illumina, Inc.

Verinata Health, Inc.


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Technology Deal of the Week
Skin is in. You may recall a few weeks ago when Obagi Medical Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: OMPI), a specialty pharmaceutical company specializing in prescription-strength skin care systems, agreed to merge with Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX).  At the time of the announcement, Obagi’s board of directors urged shareholders to accept Valeant’s $19.75-per-share offer. Some shareholders immediately sued to stop the deal, feeling their stock was undervalued. Sure enough, last week Merz Pharma Group of Frankfurt, Germany, offered $22 per share, or $385 million, for Obagi. Valeant replied with a $24-per-share offer, more than $418 million, which the Obagi board unanimously approved. Its stock hit $27.37 at the end of the trading day. No doubt there’s more to come……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
It sure would be nice to save time and potentially loads of money before going to clinical trial with a new drug. Hurel Corp., a biotechnology startup in New Brunswick, New Jersey and Beverly Hills, California, has developed a technology platform that it claims does a better job of indicating the effects drugs would have on humans in the pre-clinical phase of development than does testing on animals. The lead product is a technology that replicates the function of a human liver, the organ that best indicates a drug’s toxicity levels in the human body.  It raised $9.2 million in Series A funding, led by Spring Mountain Capital through its SMC Select Co-Investment Fund I, LP…….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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Upcoming Interactive M&A Webcast:
Hospitals: Buying, Selling and Valuing
Thursday, April 25, 2013, 1:00 pm ET            
The dramatic increase in Hospital M&A activity from 2010 through 2012 accounts for a 25% increase in the number of deals made compared to the prior three-year period. That steep incline in hospital mergers and acquisitions is expected to continue in the coming years. Find out more from our expert panel: David Ertel (Moderator), Chief Financial Officer, Einstein Healthcare Network; Arnie Kimmel, Senior Vice President of Development, Prime Healthcare Services; Monte Dube, Esq., Partner, Proskauer Rose; Stephen Gelineau, Senior Vice President, The Camden Group; and Jim Moloney, Managing Director / Co-Head of Tax-Exempt M&A, Cain Brothers.
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