Interesting News in Healthcare Q2 2018

Healthcare Newsletter
Q2 2018

Deals, Investments                                                                                                                                    

Three announcements garnered a lot of attention and may have ripple effects for some time: Amazon’s acquisition of PillPack for just under $1 billion; KKR’s $5.57 billion purchase of Envision Healthcare; and GE’s announcement that it will sell a good portion of its healthcare IT business. One particularly dynamic area of M&A activity was telemedicine where there was strong evidence of consolidation in the sector as well as a diversification of business strategies. Patient engagement also continued to be an active area of focus for buyers with several types of mergers and acquisitions. There was also activity within media and marketing services businesses. The quarter was also punctuated by announcements of transitions regarding highly prominent executives involved with Outcome Health (new leadership put in place), Theranos (Founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes indicted), and AthenaHealth (Co-founder and CEO Jonathan Bush resigned).

Details from the media over the past quarter:

KKR buys Envision for $5.57 billion
PE firm KKR said it is buying physician services provider Envision Healthcare Corp (NYSE:EVHC) for $5.57 billion. KKR’s offer represents a premium of 5.4% to Envision’s last close on June 8. Including debt, the deal is valued at approximately $9.9 billion, representing one of the largest private equity buyouts since the financial crisis. KKR already owns Envision’s AMR, which is the biggest U.S. provider of ambulance service. The firm scooped it for $2.4 billion in 2017 and merged it with its helicopter ambulance service. KKR also took WebMD Health private for about $2.8 billion in 2017.

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