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iCAD, Inc.

DermEbx™ and Radion, Inc.

$12.6 million

GetWellNetwork®, Inc.

Marbella Technologies





Long-Term Care



Titan SenQuest

2 retirement communities


American Realty Capital Healthcare Trust II

2 assisted living communities

$75 million

Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc.

Skilled nursing facility

$8.2 million

Titan SenQuest

Sentinel Pointe

$10.3 million


Meda AB Buys Rottapharm
There’s no inversion talk going on with the latest pharmaceutical deal. Swedish specialty pharmaceutical company Meda AB (STO: MEDAA) is acquiring the Italian drug maker Rottapharm S.p.A. for a total price of $3.05 billion. The price includes $2.202 billion in cash, 30 million Meda shares worth $478 million, plus a non-contingent deferred payment in January 2017 of $368.5 million. The acquisition is expected to yield approximately $130 million per year of cost synergies. The Rovati family, which owns Rottapharm, will own 9% of Meda after the transaction closes. 
Five Largest Health Care Deals in July 2014
Deal-making was hot and heavy in July, and we’re still tallying up the stragglers. The preliminary total for the month is a healthy $70.5 billion in healthcare transactions. Nine of the top 10 deals by spending were for pharmaceutical or biotechnology targets. Check out the August issue of Health Care M&A News, published next week, for more details.    
Top 5 Health Care Transactions in July 2014




AbbVie Inc.

Shire plc

$54.7 billion

Mylan, Inc. 

Abbott’s generics business

$5.3 billion

Meda AB

Rottapharm S.p.A.

$3.05 billion

Salix Pharmaceuticals

Cosmo Technologies Ltd. 

$2.7 billion

AstraZeneca plc

Almirall’s respiratory business

$875 million

Source: The Health Care M&A Information Source, August 2014
ARC-Healthcare Trust Keeps Rolling 
American Realty Healthcare Trust (NYSE: HCT) acquired two assisted living communities in Arizona and New Mexico for $75 million. Woodmark of Sun City, Arizona was built in 1998 and Woodmark of Uptown in Albuquerque was built in 2000. The seller, AEW Seniors Housing Investors, purchased these properties in September 2011 for $52.5 million and a cap rate of 7.5%. Senior Lifestyle Corporation has been managing them and will continue to do so for ARC under a RIDEA structure. 
Proteus Digital Health Closes Its Series G Round
Proteus Digital Health, Inc. of Redwood City, California last week announced it completed a second closing of its Series G financing, raising more than $172 million and adding more institutional investors. The latest round of growth equity will help the company advance the manufacturing and commercialization of digital medicines. In case you don’t know what that is, Proteus tells us it’s a new category of products, services and data systems that have the potential to significantly improve the effectiveness of existing pharmaceutical treatments. The new drugs integrate medicines with ingestible, wearable, mobile and cloud computing, to help patients make better decisions about health. Sounds so simple. ……….Click here for a free trial to The Health Care M&A Information Source and download the current issue today.
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