digital health mergers and acquisitions

By Jonah Comstock March 30, 2018
(This story has been updated to include some acquisitions we missed.) The first quarter of 2018 was light on mergers and acquisitions compared to previous quarters, but those that did crop up were significant, including major companies like Fitbit, Allscripts, Roche, and Johnson & Johnson. As usual, we'll recap the quarter's exits in descending order by price tag, with the undisclosed deals...
By Jonah Comstock March 16, 2018
Platinum Equity, a Los Angeles-based global investment firm focused on mergers, acquisitions, and operations, has made a binding offer to acquire Johnson & Johnsons' Chesterbrook, Pennsylvania and Zug, Switzerland-based LifeScan business, which sells the OneTouch line of connected and non-connected glucometers. Platinum Equity will pay $2.1 billion for the business, which reported $1.5...
By Laura Lovett January 23, 2018
A new technology promises to give users an estimated lens prescription in 10 seconds. PlenOptika, a startup spinout of MIT, uses the auto refractor to measure refractive errors of the eye and produces estimated prescriptions, MIT News reports. The technology, named QuickSee, is more affordable than what is currently on the market, which could make it more accessible for people living in...
By Jonah Comstock December 15, 2017
Both the fourth quarter and the whole year started strong for digital health acquisitions but finished weak. The quarter started out with six acquisitions in October, but didn’t see another until December. The year saw 12 and 14 acquisitions each in the first two quarters, respectively, which dropped to nine in the third and nine more in the fourth. As is our tradition, we’ve rounded up the 44...
By Jonah Comstock October 11, 2017
Health enterprise software company Welltok has acquired Tea Leaves Health from j2 Global subsidiary Ziff Davis for north of $80.8 million. While the company didn't disclose the amount of the acquisition, CEO Jeff Margolis told Babyforyou.net.ua in an interview that the company was required to file with the FTC under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act, and that $80.8 million is the HSR reporting threshold....
By Jonah Comstock September 25, 2017
Generali Global Assistance, the US division of Europ Assistance Group, has acquired CareLinx, a seven-year-old digital health startup that offers a matching service for families and caregivers. The terms of the deal were undisclosed. “From the Generali perspective, we really believe we’re acquiring a unique asset with a competitive advantage of the nationwide caregivers as opposed to the...
By Jeff Lagasse August 2, 2017
NextGen Healthcare Information Systems, a subsidiary of Quality Systems, has agreed to plunk down $26 million to acquire EagleDream Health, a cloud-based analytics outfit that optimizes practice performance using clinical, financial and administrative data. The deal is expected to close this quarter, pending all the customary closing conditions.   NextGen is a healthcare information technology...
By Jeff Lagasse July 24, 2017
WebMD Health Corp., operators of the popular WebMD website, is being acquired by Internet Brands, a portfolio company of KKR, for about $2.8 billion. A subsidiary of Internet Brands will float a tender offer in the next 10 business days to acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of WebMD common stock for $66.50 per share, to be paid in cash when the transaction’s a done deal. The...
By Jonah Comstock June 30, 2017
With today’s acquisition of mySugr by Roche, the second quarter of 2017 hits a total of 12 digital health acquisitions — tying Q1 and bringing the total for the year so far to 24. Among these are some major names in the space, including telemedicine leader Teladoc, early digital health entrants Voxiva and GreatCall and even consumer tech giant Apple. Because only one acquisition had terms...
By Jonah Comstock June 7, 2017
GreatCall, the San Diego company that started out making smartphones for seniors in 2006 but now offers a suite of connected safety products for aging in place individuals, has been acquired by Chicago-based private equity firm GTCR. The amount of the deal was not disclosed. "The business services team has been focused on this PERS world for the better part of a decade, looking for the option...

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