Transaction Data from Berkery Noyes MandAsoft Research - Last 6 months

Healthcare

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Trinity Partners to Acquire TGaS Advisors

September 6, 2018
Synopsis:
Global life sciences consulting firm Trinity Partners announced it has acquired TGaS® Advisors, the leading benchmarking and advisory services firm for commercial organizations in the life sciences industry. TGaS provides robust comparative intelligence and collaborative network membership services.
TGaS Advisors is the leading benchmarking and advisory services firm for commercial organizations in the life sciences industry. TGaS provides robust comparative intelligence and collaborative network membership services.
Trinity Partners provides state-of-the art approaches and solutions to the health care industry. They believe that accurate market assessments result from intensive data analysis and fact gathering. They believe that precise, targeted sales information gives clients a vital competitive edge.

iContracts Acquires PolicyMedical

July 6, 2018
Synopsis:
iContracts, a leading provider of cloud-based contract, compliance, and revenue management solutions announced that it has acquired Toronto, Canada based PolicyMedical, an industry-leading provider of cloud-based policy lifecycle management solutions.
Toronto, Canada based PolicyMedical is an industry-leading provider of cloud-based policy lifecycle management solutions. Their comprehensive SaaS-based solutions enable healthcare organizations to centralize and standardize the administration of policies and procedures.
iContracts is a leading cloud-based, software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider of contract management and compliance solutions for healthcare, education and industrial customers.

Berkery Noyes Advises Collect Rx

June 20, 2018
Synopsis:
New Capital Partners (NCP), a private equity firm, announces that is has acquired Collect Rx, a leading revenue cycle management (RCM) company. The company leverages its Business Intelligence (BI) engine to analyze claims and increase reimbursement for healthcare providers.
Collect Rx is a niche RCM (revenue cycle management) provider headquartered in Bethesda, Md. Founded in 2006, the company focuses on providing their services to surgery centers, hospitals, physician-owned practices, laboratory diagnostic facilities and behavioral health centers.
New Capital Partners (NCP) is a private equity firm headquartered in Birmingham, Ala. NCP makes investments in niche, tech-enabled services companies in the healthcare, financial and business services industries.

Berkery Noyes Advises CARD in its Sale to Blackstone

April 13, 2018
Synopsis:
Blackstone announced that private equity funds managed by Blackstone have agreed to acquire the Center for Autism and Related Disorders, LLC, a leading provider of autism behavioral health services for children and adults affected by autism spectrum disorder.
The Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD), Inc., is among the world's largest and most experienced organizations effectively treating individuals with autism spectrum disorder using the principles and procedures of applied behavior analysis.
Blackstone is one of the world's leading investment firms. Their asset management businesses, with over $430 billion in assets under management, include investment vehicles focused on private equity, real estate, public debt and equity, non-investment grade credit, real assets and secondary funds.

Renovus Capital Partners Acquires Continuing Education Alliance and Practicing Clinicians Exchange

January 8, 2018
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Renovus Capital Partners, a private equity firm focused on the education, training and human capital sectors, has acquired a controlling interest in Continuing Education Alliance, LLC and Practicing Clinicians Exchange (PCE).  Based in Stamford, CT, PCE is the national leader in education for nurse practitioners and physician assistants.
Practicing Clinicians Exchange (PCE) is an innovative multichannel CME (Continuing Medical Education) company specifically focused on nurse practitioners and physician assistants. PCE provides live, home study, and online CME designed to meet the real-world clinical needs of NPs and PAs.
Founded in 2010, Renovus Capital Partners is an education, training and human capital focused private equity firm. Renovus is based outside of Philadelphia and manages $485 million in assets under management through two SBIC funds.

Berkery Noyes Advises Autism Learning Partners in its Acquisition by FFL Partners

December 21, 2017
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FFL Partners, a private equity firm focused on investing in quality middle-market companies in growing markets, has completed the acquisition of Autism Learning Partners (ALP), a provider of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) therapy services for children and young adults with autism spectrum disorders and developmental disabilities.
Autism Learning Partners, of Glendale, Calif., provides Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy for children and young adults in seven states, serving nearly 3,000 clients annually. Services include cognitive, adaptive, social and emotional therapies as well as social-skills programs.
FFL is a venture capital and private equity firm that was formed in 1997 to invest in middle-market companies where the substantial strategic and operating expertise of FFL's principals can help management improve margins, make acquisitions and grow earnings.

Berkery Noyes Advises PatientSafe Solutions in its Majority Recapitalization by HighBar Partners

September 25, 2017
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PatientSafe Solutions (PatientSafe), a leader in mobile clinical workflow and communication solutions, has closed a round of financing led by HighBar Partners with participation from Merck Global Health Innovation Fund, Camden Partners, Psilos Group, and TPG.
PatientSafe Solutions, Inc., is a San Diego-based provider of software and hardware products, including handheld devices for nurses, bar-coded patient wrist bands and bed side patient portals that interface with hospital information systems to provide patient safety and increase clinical quality.
Buyer Parent: Merck & Co., Inc.
HighBar Partners is a private investment firm focused on strategic growth capital investments in enterprise and infrastructure software companies. Merck Global Health Innovation Fund, Camden Partners, Psilos Group, and TPG are investment companies.

Berkery Noyes Advises Verisys’ Shareholders on the Company’s Growth Investment from Spectrum Equity and Cressey & Company

March 15, 2017
Synopsis:
Verisys Corporation, a leading provider of technology solutions and primary-source data on healthcare professionals and businesses, announced that Spectrum Equity, along with Cressey & Company and Verisys CEO John P. Benson, have made a significant growth equity investment in the Company.
Verisys is the leading provider of health care credentialing services with the most current, accurate, and comprehensive data and technology tools. Since 1992, Verisys has been leading the health care industry by providing the highest quality data coupled with deep health care industry experience.
Spectrum Equity is a leading growth equity firm providing capital and strategic support to innovative Internet, software and information services companies. Cressey & Company LP is a private investment firm focused exclusively on investing in and building leading healthcare businesses.

Berkery Noyes Advises Core Informatics in its Acquisition by Thermo Fisher Scientific

March 6, 2017
Synopsis:
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. announced that it has acquired Core Informatics, which provides a cloud-based platform supporting scientific data management. Core’s offerings will enhance Thermo Fisher’s existing informatics solutions and complement its cloud platform, which supports the company’s genetic analysis, qPCR and proteomics systems.
Core Informatics partners with customers in biopharma, genomics, and other industries to deliver lab informatics solutions to derive more value and insight from scientific data. Core Informatics provides the scalable Platform for Science that enables customers to build workflows for specific needs.
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. offers an unmatched combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and comprehensive support. They help customers accelerate life sciences research, solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics and increase laboratory productivity.

Career Step Acquires Panacea Healthcare Solution’s Revenue Capture and Coding and Documentation Divisions

February 6, 2017
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Career Step, an online provider of career-focused education and professional training, has acquired the Revenue Capture and Coding and Documentation Divisions of Panacea Healthcare Solutions. Panacea Healthcare Solutions provides expert coding, compliance, technology and financial advice to hundreds of healthcare providers each year.
Panacea Healthcare Solutions provides expert coding, compliance, financial consulting and information technology to hundreds of healthcare providers and organizations each year to proactively maintain compliance and identify risk and new incremental net revenue opportunities.
Career Step is an online provider of career-focused education and corporate training. Career Step provides training for the largest and most respected healthcare employers in the nation and is committed to helping students and practicing professionals gain the skills they need to be successful.

Berkery Noyes Represents Amazing Charts in its Sale to Harris Computer

September 6, 2017
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Constellation Software Inc. announced its wholly-owned division N. Harris Computer Corporation has acquired Amazing Charts, LLC, a business providing Electronic Medical Record (EHR), Practice Management (PM) software and Medical Billing services to primary care and specialty outpatient practices.
Amazing Charts provides Electronic Health Records (EHR/EMR), Practice Management, and other Health IT solutions to healthcare practices. Based on number one user ratings for usability, fair pricing, and overall satisfaction, Amazing Charts EHR has been adopted by more than 11,000 clinicians.
Since 1976, Harris has focused on providing feature-rich and robust turnkey solutions to Public Sector, Schools, Utility, and Health Care agencies. Harris’ focus is on creating long-term relationships with its customers and ensuring that it meets the changing needs of its customers over time.

Renovus Capital Partners Invests in Red Nucleus, the Premier Provider of Learning Solutions for the Life Sciences Industry

October 28, 2016
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Renovus Capital Partners announced an investment in Red Nucleus Solutions LLC. Red Nucleus is a life sciences learning solutions company headquartered in Yardley, PA. Red Nucleus designs and produces a suite of learning elements which include, e-learning modules, mobile applications, virtual preceptorships and more.
Red Nucleus is a leading full-service design and development provider of learning solutions for the life sciences industry. Red Nucleus designs and produces a suite of learning elements which include, e-learning modules, mobile applications, virtual preceptorships, print modules and job aids.
Renovus Capital Partners is a private equity firm focused on providing capital and strategic assistance to small and mid-sized education companies. Its team has a combined 41 years of experience investing in education and has helped more than 20 education companies grow and succeed.

Vocera Acquires Extension Healthcare

October 27, 2016
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Vocera Communications, Inc., the leading healthcare communications company, announced that it has acquired Extension Healthcare for approximately $55 million in an all-cash transaction. Extension Healthcare is a leading provider of clinical, event-driven communication and workflow collaboration software for the hospital environment.
Extension Healthcare’s Engage™ “one platform” approach improves clinical communication, collaboration, care coordination, and workflow with a specific focus on reducing unnecessary clinical interruptions and improving response to critical patient events.
Vocera Communications, Inc. offers the most robust clinical communications system in healthcare. Vocera delivers secure, integrated and intelligent communication solutions that enable care teams to collaborate more efficiently by delivering the right information.

Medstreaming Announces Acquisition of Registry Software Vendor M2S

March 29, 2016
Synopsis:
Medstreaming, a leading provider of innovative healthcare cardiovascular and radiology workflow software solutions, announced the acquisition of M2S, a leading provider of registry software technology designed for healthcare quality improvement.
Seller: M2S
M2S, Inc. provides medical image, data management, and and outcomes analysis services for the improvement of patient outcomes. It offers image management solutions to allow customers to collect, view, and manage imaging data.
Medstreaming is a provider of innovative healthcare cardiovascular and radiology workflow software solutions. Since 2006, Medstreaming has become a leader in delivering specialty-based workflow applications that function as a “best of breed” application for over 20 different clinical specialties.

Veronis Suhler Stevenson “VSS” Invests in Connexion Point, LLC

October 18, 2016
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VSS, a private investment firm focused on the information, tech-enabled business services, healthcare IT, and education industries, announced its investment in Connexion Point, LLC. Connexion Point is a leading provider of technology-enabled healthcare services, specializing in communication lifecycle services for the healthcare industry.
Connexion Point is a leading provider of technology-enabled healthcare services, specializing in communication lifecycle services for the healthcare industry. Connexion Point facilitates communication, throughout the lifecycle of the consumer, that connects the healthcare industry to their consumer.
Veronis Suhler Stevenson (VSS) is a leading private investment firm that invests in the information, business services, healthcare IT, education, media and marketing services industries in North America and Europe.

Berkery Noyes Advises Learn It Systems in its Acquisition by LLR Partners

May 13, 2016
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Learn It Systems, a portfolio company of Milestone Partners, has been acquired by LLR Partners, a leading middle market private equity firm headquartered in Philadelphia, PA. Learn It Systems, headquartered in Baltimore, MD, is a leading national behavioral health and related services company serving children with autism and other special needs.
Seller Parent: Milestone Partners
Learn It Systems is a leading national behavioral health and related services company serving children with autism and other special needs. Learn It's comprehensive behavioral health platform addresses large, high-growth markets being driven by insurance reform, an evolving reimbursement landscape.
LLR Partners is a lower middle market private equity firm providing capital and strategic guidance to growth companies. They invest in a broad range of industries, with an emphasis on software, tech-enabled services and healthcare.

Wafra Partners LLC Acquires Interactivation Health Networks, LLC, d/b/a The Wellness Network

January 22, 2016
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The Wellness Network has been sold to an entity formed by the clients of Wafra Partners LLC, a private equity firm that seeks to invest in and build successful middle-market companies. The Wellness Network owns and operates the largest and most comprehensive in-hospital health TV networks in the US.
Seller Parent: Interactivation
The Wellness Network owns The Patient Channel, The Newborn Channel, and HealthStyle Press, the most comprehensive in-hospital TV networks. Delivered directly to patient rooms and waiting areas, the Channels provide viewers with original, award-winning health programs.
Wafra Partners is a private equity firm that seeks to invest in and build successful middle-market companies. Wafra Partners purchases control or significant minority positions in companies with strong management, high-upside, discernable value and growth drivers.

HMP Communications Holdings, LLC Announces Susquehanna Growth Equity, LLC as Majority Equity Holder

December 16, 2015
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HMP Communications Holdings, LLC (HMP), has completed an agreement with Susquehanna Growth Equity, LLC (SGE), under which current investors, Alta Communications and Antares Capital, have sold their interests in HMP to SGE. With the sale, SGE becomes HMP’s majority equity holder. HMP is a leading provider of healthcare content and events.
HMP Communications Holdings is a multi-channel leader in healthcare content and education, with a mission to improve patent care. The company produces clinically relevant, evidence-based journals, events and accredited, continuing education for the healthcare community.
Susquehanna Growth Equity, LLC (SGE) invests in growth stage companies in the information services, internet and software sectors. The firm is backed by a unique and patient capital base that allows management teams the freedom and flexibility to maximize growth.

Aptean Enters Healthcare Industry With Acquisition of Medworxx Solutions, Inc.

October 15, 2015
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Aptean, Inc., a leading provider of industry-focused mission critical enterprise software solutions, announced the completion of its acquisition of Medworxx Solutions Inc., a leader in clinical patient flow, and compliance and education solutions.
Medworxx helps hospitals meet patient flow challenges and requirements for compliance and education. Medworxx Clinical Criteria, the flagship component of Medworxx Patient Flow, is currently used to manage 32% of the acute-care beds in Canada as well as acute-care beds in the United States.
Buyer: Aptean
Aptean is a provider of industry-focused mission critical enterprise software solutions. They build and acquire solutions to support the evolving operational needs of their customers. Their solutions help nearly 5,000 organizations by satisfying their customers and continuing to operate efficiently.

Truven Health Analytics to Acquire Heartbeat Experts

November 6, 2014
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Truven Health Analytics, a leading provider of healthcare analytics and data solutions and services, announced that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Heartbeat Experts, the global leader in stakeholder management solutions for the life sciences industry.
Heartbeat Experts combines strategic consulting, enterprise software, data, analytics and market research to provide solutions that help Life Sciences and Financial Services firms drastically improve the success of their products.
Truven Health Analytics is a leading provider of healthcare analytics and data solutions and services across the entire healthcare industry. They are dedicated to delivering the answers their clients need to improve healthcare quality and reduce costs.

Equian Acquires AfterMath Claim Science
Enhancing Payment Integrity Data

June 16, 2014
Synopsis:
Equian completed the acquisition of AfterMath Claim Science, Inc. effective June 16, 2014. Based just outside of Chicago, IL, AfterMath Claim Science is a post-payment recovery services company that identifies and eliminates medical claim payment errors.
AfterMath Claim Science is a specialized overpayment recovery company, with data mining techniques aimed at specific claim types not detected by traditional claims overpayment services. Its Member Eligibility Overpayment (MEO) recovery program is the highest performing recovery program of its kind.
Equian is a healthcare information services company focused on lowering the cost of care by eliminating waste. It provides pre-payment solutions, post-payment solutions, and data analytics methodology.

Ebix Enters the Health Continuing Education and Wellness Markets by Acquiring Birmingham-Based Oakstone Publishing, LLC

December 2, 2014
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Ebix, Inc., a leading international supplier of On-Demand software and E-commerce services to the insurance, financial and healthcare industries, announced that it has acquired Alabama-based Oakstone Publishing, LLC, a leading provider of continuing education, certification materials for physicians, dentists and allied healthcare professionals.
Oakstone Publishing, LLC, an innovative learning company, excels at providing nonbiased, multimedia continuing education and certification materials for physicians, dentists and allied healthcare professionals.
Ebix is a leading international supplier of On-Demand software and E-commerce services to the insurance industry. It provides solutions ranging from infrastructure exchanges and risk compliance solutions to custom software development for all entities involved in the insurance industry.

Berkery Noyes Represents Amirsys in its Sale to Elsevier

June 19, 2014
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Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announced the acquisition of Amirsys, a leading provider of innovative healthcare information solutions in radiology, pathology, and anatomy.
Amirsys, Inc. is a leading provider of innovative healthcare information solutions in radiology, pathology, and anatomy. Amirsys delivers medical expertise with powerful technology to provide life-saving, vital information to healthcare professionals.
Buyer Parent: Reed Elsevier
Elsevier is a provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress.

Informa Healthcare Has Acquired Elsevier Business Intelligence

November 7, 2013
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Informa plc has acquired Elsevier Business Intelligence. Elsevier Business Intelligence was cobbled together from previous Elsevier acquisitions—F-D-C Reports, Inc. in 1994 and Windhover Information, Inc. in 2008. It publishes some of the most prestigious newsletters for the healthcare industry.
Seller Parent: Reed Elsevier
Elsevier Business Intelligence, a global leader in the field of healthcare industry information, provides business intelligence on regulatory, business and reimbursement issues that are vital to the healthcare industry. It provides publications, conferences, databases and reports.
Buyer Parent: Informa plc
Informa Healthcare is a medical and scientific publisher whose goal is to connect librarians, scientists, professionals and other medical practicioners with information they can trust and see through a comprehensive portfolio of journals, print and online books, encyclopedias and directories.

Berkery Noyes Represents HCPro in the Sale of HCPro and HealthLeaders Media Brands to BLR

November 5, 2013
Synopsis:
BLR®—Business & Legal Resources—announced the acquisition of the HCPro and HealthLeaders Media brands and certain assets. HCPro is a leading provider of integrated information, education and training in the vital areas of healthcare regulation and compliance.
Seller Parent: Halyard Capital
HCPro is a provider of integrated information, education, training, and consulting products and services in the vital areas of healthcare regulation and compliance. HealthLeaders Media is a media company dedicated to meeting the business information needs of healthcare professionals.
Buyer: BLR
BLR is the leading provider of employment, safety, and environmental compliance solutions. Its award-winning information products—including training programs, events, web portals, reports and subscription services—give businesses of all sizes and industries the best tools available.

AHC Media Acquired by Local Executives and Lone Peak Capital Group

August 2, 2013
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Atlanta-based AHC Media has been acquired by local industry executives and Lone Peak Capital Group. AHC's up-to-date publications assist a range of professionals in the fields of clinical medicine and health care management. AHC Media is also the most trusted source for continuing education in the healthcare industry.
Seller: AHC Media
AHC Media is the largest publisher of health care newsletters in the world. AHC Media's incisive, useful, up-to-date publications are read by more than 50,000 people per month in the fields of clinical medicine, health care management, and biotechnology and medical devices.
Lone Peak Capital Group LLC is a private investments firm that provides corporate financial solutions and makes associated strategic investments on behalf of its principals and/or its clients. Lone Peak was organized by principals of Riverside Advisors, LLC a premier global hedge fund firm.

The Intellectual Property & Science Division of Thomson Reuters Acquires BioWorld

July 8, 2013
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BioWorld and its companion publication Medical Device Daily (MDD) have been acquired by Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. BioWorld covers news on public companies and hard-to-find information on private companies.
Seller: BioWorld
BioWorld covers news on public companies and hard-to-find information on private companies. This news coverage of the biotechnology industry is 100 percent original and available only at BioWorld.
Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. It combines industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers.

Berkery Noyes Represents Healthx In Its Majority Recapitalization By Frontier Capital

January 5, 2012
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Frontier Capital is pleased to announce that it has partnered with existing management to complete a majority recapitalization of Healthx, Inc., a leading provider of online healthcare portals to health insurers, medical providers, and employers.
Seller Parent: Liberty Partners
Healthx develops and manages the most widely adopted portals and applications for the healthcare and human resources markets. Healthx was formed to meet the unique communication needs of the healthcare industry by helping payers and employers deliver benefits faster and at a lower cost.
Frontier Capital is a Charlotte-based growth equity firm focused exclusively on technology enabled business services. Frontier partners with management teams that can benefit from capital to accelerate growth, fund acquisitions, or generate shareholder liquidity.

Berkery Noyes Represents Cengage Learning In The Sale Of NetLearning To HealthcareSource

December 4, 2012
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HealthcareSource® announced that it has acquired NetLearning, a leading provider of learning management software and content for the healthcare industry. The combination of HealthcareSource and NetLearning results in the first company to provide a complete, end-to-end talent management solution designed specifically for healthcare.
Seller Parent: Apax Partners
NetLearning is an e-learning solutions provider developing products specifically for the healthcare industry since 1995. The NetLearning product suite allows for the deployment, management, and reporting of training-related activities.
HealthcareSource is the leading provider of talent management software for the healthcare industry. HealthcareSource helps healthcare organizations source, hire, assess, develop and retain the best workforce possible in order to reduce costs and to improve patient satisfaction and safety.

Berkery Noyes Represents Exitcare In Its Sale To Elsevier

September 11, 2012
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Elsevier CDS announced the acquisition of ExitCare, LLC, an enterprise-wide solution for patient education and discharge instructions. ExitCare provides peer-reviewed patient education and discharge instructions to support clinicians, empower patients and help providers meet their patients' educational needs.
ExitCare, LLC is the most integrated, enterprise-wide provider of print, video and interactive solutions for patient education and currently serves over 2,000 healthcare organizations across the United States.
Buyer Parent: Reed Elsevier
Elsevier CDS delivers actionable clinical content, care planning and documentation, drug reference and decision support, learning and performance management, and data mining and outcomes analytics solutions for provider, pharmacy and payer organizations.

US Psychiatric & Mental Health Congress Acquired by NACCME

April 3, 2012
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North American Center for Continuing Medical Education announced that it has acquired CME LLC, which operates the US Psychiatric & Mental Health Congress. More than 2,000 physicians, nurses, and others earn as many as 30 credits toward their CME requirements each year at the US Psychiatric & Mental Health Congress.
Seller: CME LLC
CME LLC provides innovative, evidence-based, clinically relevant accredited continuing medical education in a collaborative fashion for the health care community. It operates the U.S. Psychiatric & Mental Health Congress--one of the largest annual psychiatric CME meetings in the United States.
NACCME is a wholly owned subsidiary of HMP Communications Holdings, LLC and an industry leader in continuing medical education. It provides the highest quality CME/CE across medical disciplines and therapeutic areas.

Berkery Noyes Represents Strata Decision Technology In Its Sale To Veronis Suhler Stevenson

July 21, 2011
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Veronis Suhler Stevenson, a leading global private investment firm, announced that an affiliate has acquired financial software company Strata Decision Technology, LLC (SDT). Strata Decision Technology develops, markets and implements web-based financial analytics and performance management software tools.
Strata Decision Technology is a pioneer in the development of innovative software tools for financial and business analytics in the U.S. healthcare industry. Strata Decision Technology is a trusted technology partner to leading hospitals, academic medical centers, and healthcare systems.
Veronis Suhler Stevenson, founded in 1981, is a leading private equity firm that makes buyout and mezzanine investments in the information, education and media industries in North America and Europe.

Access Intelligence Has Acquired OR Manager

January 10, 2011
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Access Intelligence LLC and its Dorland Health division has announced the acquisition of OR Manager, Inc., the premier media brand and annual educational conference and trade show for operating room executives, managers and hospital directors. Founded in 1985, OR Manager has been the leader in providing information on management of the OR.
Founded in 1985 by Ellie Schrader and Pat Patterson, OR Manager, Inc. has been the leader in providing information on management of the OR. OR Manager is a media brand and events company serving operating room executives, managers and doctors.
Access Intelligence, a portfolio company of Veronis Suhler Stevenson, is a b-to-b media and information company headquartered in Rockville, Md., serving the energy, chemical, defense, aerospace, healthcare and communications markets.

Medpage Today LLC Sold to Everyday Health, Inc.

December 15, 2010
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Everyday Health, Inc., a leading provider of online health solutions, announced that it has acquired MedPage Today, LLC, a news organization serving healthcare professionals. The acquisition immediately provides Everyday Health with a significant offering for healthcare professionals.
MedPage Today is a news organization serving healthcare professionals. The company's daily, peer-reviewed news coverage delivered via the web and several mobile applications allows healthcare professionals to put breaking medical news into practice.
Everyday Health is a leading provider of health solutions. The company provides consumers, healthcare professionals, and brands with content and advertising-based services across a broad portfolio of over 25 websites that span the health spectrum.

Image Solutions Inc. Sold to CSC

December 6, 2010
Synopsis:
Computer Sciences Corporation announced it has closed the acquisition of Image Solutions, Inc. (ISI), a privately-held, global leader in regulatory submission management solutions and related implementation and outsourcing services for the Life Sciences sector.
Founded in 1992, Image Solutions, Inc. is a proven market leader in providing submissions solutions, process services and consulting to Life Sciences companies as a way to improve clinical and regulatory processes that bring new medicines to market.
Computer Sciences Corporation is a global leader in providing technology-enabled solutions and services through three primary lines of business. These include Business Solutions & Services, the Managed Services Sector and the North American Public Sector.

CompareNetworks Acquires International Scientific Communications

October 6, 2010
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CompareNetworks, Inc., a leading provider of online b-to-b marketplaces for the scientific and healthcare industries, acquired the titles of American Laboratory and American Biotechnology Laboratory from International Scientific Communications (ISC), Shelton, CT.
International Scientific Communications, Inc. publishes journals, editorial tabloids, and technical articles on analytical chemistry and life sciences for the chemists and life scientists. Its publications provide news and information in the biotechnology, drug discovery, and many others.
Buyer Parent: Alta Communications
CompareNetworks operates targeted, online, b-to-b marketplaces for professionals worldwide. CompareNetworks integrates online marketplaces, email newsletters, video, whitepapers and editorial content to bring buyers and sellers together.

Berkery Noyes Represents Ascend Media Holdings In Its Sale Of Event Media Division

September 1, 2009
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TGP Investments, LLC, the manager of private equity investment fund, TGP Capital Partners LLC, is pleased to announce that the fund has acquired the Event and Custom Media Division of Ascend Media. The transaction was completed in partnership with Cameron Bishop who will also serve as the company’s CEO.
Ascend Media is positioned as a leader in the business-to-business media environment - with a unique focus on medical, healthcare and business services industries.
Kansas City-based TGP Capital Partners, LLC is a $56.5 million private equity investment fund formed to make investments in well-managed, profitable and growing middle-market companies.

Oracle Buys Relsys

March 23, 2009
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Oracle Corporation has completed the acquisition of Relsys International, Inc. The combination of Oracle and Relsys is expected to deliver the only suite of software applications that supports end-to-end drug safety processes across clinical development, post-market surveillance and patient care.
Relsys International is the leading global provider of drug safety and pharmacovigilance solutions that help pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device companies ensure regulatory compliance, streamline operations, and improve product safety.
Oracle is the world's largest enterprise software company. The company is a leading provider of systems software, including database management, application development, and application server software.

Berkery Noyes Represents Salem Press, Inc. In Its Sale Agreement With EBSCO Publishing, Inc.

January 26, 2009
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EBSCO has signed an agreement to purchase Salem Press, a 60-year-old publisher of health, literature, and history reference books and databases known for its success in selling databases both in print and online as a package.
Since 1949, Salem Press has been the publisher of reference works on literature, history and biography, the social sciences and the sciences suitable for adult and young adult readers spanning all educational venues. Reference materials are both printed and electronic.
EBSCO Publishing is the world's premier database aggregator, offering a suite of nearly 300 full-text and secondary research databases. EBSCO serves the content needs of all researchers: Academic, Medical, K-12, Public Library, Corporate, Government.

Wolters Kluwer Completes Its Acquisition of UpToDate

October 22, 2008
Synopsis:
Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading provider of information and business intelligence for students, professionals and institutions in medicine, nursing, allied health, pharmacy and the pharmaceutical industry, announced that it has acquired UpToDate, the leading evidence-based electronic clinical information resource.
Seller: UpToDate
UpToDate specializes in physician-driven products designed to improve healthcare at the point of care and integrate smoothly into Electronic Medical Records. UpToDate collaborates with physicians, who create recommendations on how to diagnose and treat thousands of conditions.
Buyer Parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
Wolters Kluwer Health is a leading provider of information for professionals and students in medicine, nursing, allied health, pharmacy and the pharmaceutical industry. Major brands include traditional publishers of medical and drug reference tools and textbooks.

Berkery Noyes Represents Harris Connect, Inc. In Its Sale Agreement With The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C.

August 12, 2008
Synopsis:
Wicks Communications & Media Partners III, L.P. a New York-based private equity fund, announced that its portfolio company, has completed the acquisition of assets of Harris Connect, Inc., the market leader in alumni and member affinity solutions.
Harris Connect publishes over 600 alumni and membership directories annually, provides Internet services to more than 1,000 leading educational institutions and membership organizations and delivers best-in-class research and modeling solutions to over 1,000 clients.
The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C. is a New York based private equity firm that invests in selected segments of the communications, information and media industries.

Berkery Noyes Represents Princeton Media Associates In Its Sale to HMP Communications/Alta Communication

April 29, 2008
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Berkery Noyes announced today that the firm represented Princeton Media Associates in its sale to HMP Communications, a portfolio company of Alta Communications. The management team will continue to have an investment in the new combined entity.
Princeton Media Associates produces live, print, and web- based certified continuing medical and pharmacy education and informational services for healthcare professionals. PrincetonCME, offers CME/CE activities in a variety of formats, including teleconferences, symposia, monographs, and webcasts.
Buyer Parent: Alta Communications
HMP Communications is a medical information provider dedicated to ensuring the availability and affordability of excellence in healthcare education. Our readers and customers range from physicians/clinicians recognized for their expertise to influential industry leaders.

Berkery Noyes Represented The Riverside Company on the Sale of HCPro Holdings, Inc. to Halyard Capital, LLC.

February 13, 2008
Synopsis:
Berkery Noyes announced that the firm represented The Riverside Company on the sale of its portfolio company HCPro Holdings, Inc. to Halyard Capital. The management team will continue to have an investment in the new entity. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
HCPro is a leading provider of integrated information, education, training, and consulting products and services in the vital areas of healthcare regulation and compliance. The company's mission is to meet the specialized informational, advisory, and educational needs of the healthcare industry.
Halyard is a private equity fund with $350 million of capital under management focused on investing in media, communications and business services companies. The Fund specializes in middle-market leveraged buyouts, growth equity and structured equity investments.

Berkery Noyes Represented The Thomson Corporation In The Sale Of Centerwatch And New England Institutional Review Board To Jobson Medical Information

January 4, 2008
Synopsis:
The Thomson Corporation announced the sale of CenterWatch to Jobson Medical Information, a portfolio company of The Wicks Group, LLC. CenterWatch is a trusted source and global leader in providing proprietary data and information about clinical trials to both professionals and patients.
Seller Parent: Thomson Corporation
CenterWatch is a trusted source and global leader in providing proprietary data and information about clinical trials to both professionals and patients.
Jobson Medical Information is a leading specialty healthcare communications, publishing, and medical education company. Jobson Medical Information produces a broad range of publications, educational programs, enduring educational materials, live events, symposia and websites.

Berkery Noyes Represents Arlington Medical Resources (AMR) In Its Acquisition By Decision Resources, Inc.

December 19, 2007
Synopsis:
Berkery Noyes, the leading independent investment bank serving the media, information and technology markets, announces that it represented Arlington Medical Resources, Inc. in its sale to Decision Resources, Inc., a portfolio company of Providence Equity Partners, Inc. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
AMR is a privately held pharmaceutical market research firm headquartered in suburban Philadelphia. We have been serving the market research needs of the pharmaceutical & diagnostic imaging industries since 1988.
Decision Resources, Inc. is a world leader in research publications, advisory services and consulting designed to help clients shape strategy, allocate resources and master their chosen markets. Decision Resources consists of the medical technology business unit and the biopharma business unit.

Berkery Noyes Represented BG Media Investors On The Sale Of HMP Communications To Alta Communications, Mackler And Fisher

August 21, 2007
Synopsis:
Berkery Noyes announced today that the firm represented BG Media Investors on the sale of its portfolio company HMP Communications to Paul Mackler, Ken Fisher, and Alta Communications. Terms of the transaction, were not disclosed.
HMP Communications is a medical information provider dedicated to ensuring the availability and affordability of excellence in healthcare education. Our readers and customers range from physicians/clinicians recognized for their expertise to influential industry leaders.
Alta Communications is a Boston-based private equity firm specializing in equity investments in media and communications companies. Alta Communications has a very successful track record and is extremely active, having invested in over 100 media and telecommunications companies.

Berkery, Noyes & Co. represents Complete Healthcare Communications, Inc. in its sale to MediMedia USA

April 5, 2007
Synopsis:
MediMedia USA announced the acquisition of a majority interest in Complete Healthcare Communications, Inc., a leading strategic medical communications agency that specializes in strategic publication planning. CHC will join the Professional Division of MediMedia USA.
Complete Healthcare Communications is a strategic medical communications agency that specializes in publication planning. Our commitment to all of our clients is to deliver the highest product quality coupled with exceptional service, resulting in scientific integrity with commercial impact.
MediMedia’s products and services include integrated and comprehensive health management programs, patient education content, and applications purchased by healthcare stakeholders: physicians, patients, employers, hospitals, health plans and pharmaceutical companies.

Berkery, Noyes & Co. represents Lawrence Erlbaum in its sale to Informa

October 11, 2006
Synopsis:
Informa plc, the leading global information specialists, announces that its Academic & Scientific division has agreed to acquire, subject to the receipt of regulatory clearances, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc., Publishers of New Jersey. LEA will become part of Informa's Taylor & Francis academic publishing business.
Founded in 1973 as a small publishing house concentrating mainly on research monographs in psychology, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates (LEA) has grown into an international publisher and distributor of books, journals, software, and alternative media.
Buyer Parent: Informa plc
Taylor & Francis Group is a leading academic publisher, releasing more than 500 journals and some 1,500 books each year. The company serves the educational, industrial research, and professional markets through a dozen imprints, including Carfax, Falmer, Garland, and Routledge.

Berkery, Noyes & Co. represents The Thomson Corporation in the sale of American Health Consultants to Thompson Publishing Group

September 6, 2006
Synopsis:
Thompson Publishing Group, a leading provider of subscription based information services, has acquired American Health Consultants, a leading provider of healthcare information products, from The Thomson Corporation . The acquisition was completed on August 31, 2006.
Seller Parent: Thomson Corporation
American Health Consultants is the largest publisher of health care newsletters in the world. We began in 1974 with a single title, Hospital Infection Control. We have grown in the quarter century since to more than 80 titles serving a broad spectrum of professionals in health care.
Thompson Publishing Group, a D.C.-based information services provider, is been a leading source of analysis and guidance for business and government executives. Professionals rely on Thompson for help in tracking, and complying with, the dynamic regulatory mandates facing their organizations.

Berkery, Noyes & Co. represents Conceptis Technologies Inc. in its sale to WebMD Health.

December 2, 2005
Synopsis:
Extending its leadership in mergers and acquisitions among online healthcare information providers, Berkery, Noyes & Co., LLC represented Conceptis Technologies Inc., and its flagship cardiology portal www.theheart.org, in its sale to WebMD Health.
Conceptis Technologies, a Montreal-based company, produces top-of-the-line vertical portals that open the door to a world of medical knowledge. Noted for their in-depth content, these portals, or websites, are managed and continuously updated by a distinguished editorial committee of world-renowned
Buyer Parent: Emdeon Corporation
WebMD is a leading provider of health information services to consumers, physicians, healthcare professionals, employers and health plans.Through our public online portals, WebMD enables health-involved consumers and clinically active physicians to readily access healthcare information.

Berkery, Noyes & Co. represents Current Medicine Group in its sale to Springer Science+Business Media

November 10, 2005
Synopsis:
Springer Science+Business Media (Springer) has acquired the Current Medicine Group (CMG), a leading publisher for the healthcare community. CMG is based in the United Kingdom and the United States and consists of four different operating units.
Current Medicine, Current Science, and Science Press Group have joined forces to bring you an even wider range of products and services. Under the banner of Current Medicine Group (CMG) we can now provide you with everything from review journals, monographs and image collections to specialist websi
Buyer Parent: Cinven
Springer Science+Business Media is a publishing company for specialist knowledge and information. They publish textbooks, reference works, databases and provide online services used by both academics, students and practitioners.

Berkery, Noyes & Co. represents Adams Business Media on the sale of its Financial Magazines to Highline Media, LLC.

October 12, 2005
Synopsis:
SNL Financial LC and Summit Business Media announced SNL’s acquisition of Highline Data, Summit’s insurance information services unit. As part of the acquisition, Highline Data’s clients will now have the ability to access SNL’s robust financial institutions database with detailed profiles on more than 20,000 U.S. financial institutions.
Seller Parent: BMO Financial Group
Highline Data uniquely meets the insurance and financial sectors’ needs for timely and comprehensive insurance industry financial and market data. The company publishes detailed financial information on more than 8,000 U.S. insurance companies.
SNL Financial is a leading provider of financial information on more than 3,300 public companies and 50,000 private companies in the business sectors critical to the global economy: Banking, Financial Services, Insurance, Real Estate, Energy and Media & Communications.

Berkery, Noyes & Co. represents Boucher Communications Inc. in its sale to Wolters Kluwer Health

September 9, 2005
Synopsis:
Wolters Kluwer Health announced that it has acquired the total assets of Pennsylvania-based Boucher Communications Inc.. BCI assets will become a part of Wolters Kluwer Health's Medical Research unit, a leading provider of print and electronic research information for medical and academic institutions, medical practitioners, and corporations.
Publishers information tech and vision care trade mags The company publishes four specialized magazines serving the informational and educational needs of vision care professionals: Eyecare Business, Contact Lens Spectrum, Optometric Management, and Ophthalmology Management, as well as numerous spe
Buyer Parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
Wolters Kluwer Health is a leading provider of information for professionals and students in medicine, nursing, allied health, pharmacy and the pharmaceutical industry. Major brands include traditional publishers of medical and drug reference tools and textbooks.

Physicians’ Education Resource Acquired By Providence Equity

July 15, 2005
Synopsis:
Physicians’ Education Resource, L.P. ("PER") has been sold to Medical Media Holdings, LLC, a portfolio company of Providence Equity Partners, Inc. PER, based in Dallas, TX, is a widely respected provider of fully accredited Continuing Medical Education (CME) conferences & publications.
Physicians’ Education Resource ("PER"), is a widely respected provider of fully accredited Continuing Medical Education (CME) conferences & publications targeted to physicians who specialize in oncology.
Providence Equity Partners Inc. is a private investment firm specializing in equity investments in communications and media companies around the world. The principals of Providence Equity manage funds with approximately $21 billion in equity commitments.

Berkery, Noyes & Co. advises The Wicks Group on the purchase of DesignWrite, Inc. from Founders

April 13, 2005
Synopsis:
Wicks Medical Information, LLC today announced that it has completed the acquisition of DesignWrite, Inc. and PharmaWrite, LLC (collectively, "DesignWrite"). DesignWrite is a leading specialty healthcare communications, publishing and medical education company. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
We offer a comprehensive approach to product positioning, providing strategic marketing, scientific, and editorial support to meet individual challenges throughout a product’s life cycle.
Wicks Medical Information, LLC ("WMI") is a medical information services company formed in January 2003. WMI's strategy is to acquire mid-size companies in the medical education and publishing sectors focused on providing information to doctors, nurses, and other service providers in the healthcare
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1st Half 2018 Healthcare M&A Trends Report

1st Half 2018 Key Highlights

  • The industry’s largest sponsored transaction in 1st Half 2018 was Veritas Capital-backed Verscend’s announced acquisition of Cotiviti, a provider of payment accuracy and analytics driven solutions, for $4.82 billion. Veritas Capital also completed another deal in the top ten list during the half year period with the announced acquisition of the Value-Based Care Division from GE Healthcare for $1.05 billion.
  • Seven of the industry’s top ten largest deals year-to-date occurred in the Healthcare IT segment.
  • 1st Half 2018 Key Trends

  • Total transaction volume in 1st Half 2018 declined by three percent over 2nd Half 2017, from 239 to 232.
  • Total transaction value in 1st Half 2018 rose by 54 percent over 2nd Half 2017, from $13.63 billion to $20.93 billion.
  • The median revenue multiple, after rising from 1.9x in 1st Half 2017 to 3.0x in 2nd Half 2017, declined to 2.3x in 1st Half 2018. During the last 30 months the median revenue multiple was 2.1x.
  • Both the Medical Education and Healthcare IT segments saw notable increases in volume during the half year period. Medical Education volume gained 77 percent, from 13 to 23 deals. Healthcare IT volume rose 23 percent, from 101 to 124 transactions.
  • M&A Market Overview

    Berkery Noyes tracked 1,154 Healthcare/Pharma Information and Technology transactions between 2016 and 1st Half 2018, of which 244 disclosed financial terms, and calculated the aggregate transaction value to be $72.62 billion. Based on known transaction values, we project values of 910 undisclosed transactions to be $9.22 billion, totaling $81.83 billion worth of transactions tracked over the past two and a half years.

    1st Half
    2018
    Healthcare

    Full Year 2017 Healthcare Industry Trends

    2017 Key Highlights

  • Two of the industry's top three largest transactions in 2017 occurred in the Pharma Business Services segment: Pamplona Capital Management's announced acquisition of PAREXEL International Corporation, a global biopharmaceutical services provider, for $4.92 billion; and INC Research's announced merger with inVentiv Health for $4.55 billion, which will lead to the creation of the world's second largest biopharmaceutical outsourcing provider.
  • Financial sponsors represented 26 percent of total industry volume and 50 percent of value during the year.
  • 2017 Key Trends

  • Total transaction volume in 2017 remained almost constant over 2016, at 460.
  • Private equity backed volume increased 24 percent during this timeframe, from 96 to 119. Strategic volume in 2017 declined six percent over 2016, from 362 to 341.
  • Total transaction value in 2017 stayed nearly the same over 2016, at $30.72 billion.
  • The median revenue multiple improved from 1.9x in 2016 to 2.2x in 2017. The median EBITDA multiple rose from 9.5x to 12.5x, which was close to its 2015 level.
  • The combined Pharma IT, Pharma Business Services, and Pharma Information segments experienced a 16 percent increase in volume, from 80 to 93 transactions.
  • M&A Market Overview

    Berkery Noyes tracked 1,370 Healthcare/Pharma Information and Technology transactions between 2015 and 2017, of which 287 disclosed financial terms, and calculated the aggregate value to be $65.55 billion. Based on known transaction values, we project values of 1,083 undisclosed transactions to be $13.09 billion, totaling $78.64 billion worth of transactions tracked over the past three years.

    Full Year
    2017
    Healthcare

    1st Half 2017 Healthcare Industry Trends

    1ST HALF 2017 KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Two of the top three and three of the top five highest value deals year-to-date occurred in the Pharma IT and Services segments. The largest of these was Pamplona Capital Management's announced acquisition of PAREXEL International Corporation, a global biopharmaceutical services provider, for $4.92 billion.
  • The industry's most active acquirer during the half year period was Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA with four transactions, each of which were completed through Relias Learning: WhiteCloud Analytics, a healthcare performance management technology company; Care Management Technologies, which offers evidence-based behavioral health analytics and decision support tools to payers and providers; Advanced Practice Strategies, an assessment, education, and analytics company that serves physicians and doctors; and Spm GmbH, which offers more than 300 courses for the acute and post-acute care sectors.
  • 1ST HALF 2017 KEY TRENDS

  • Total transaction volume in 1st Half 2017 decreased by four percent over 2nd Half 2016, from 221 to 213.
  • Total transaction value in 1st Half 2017 rose by 31 percent over 2nd Half 2016, from $12.66 billion to $16.53 billion.
  • The median revenue multiple improved from 1.5x in 2nd Half 2016 to 1.9x in 1st Half 2017.
  • The segment with the largest rise in volume in 1st Half 2017 over 2nd Half 2016 was Consumer Health, which almost doubled, from 10 to 19 transactions. Pharma IT was close behind with a 75 percent increase, from 16 to 28 transactions.
  • M&A Market Overview

    Berkery Noyes tracked 1,122 Healthcare/Pharma Information and Technology transactions between 2015 and 1st Half 2017, of which 236 disclosed financial terms, and calculated the aggregate transaction value to be $54.11 billion. Based on known transaction values, we project values of 886 undisclosed transactions to be $9.28 billion, totaling $63.39 billion worth of transactions tracked over the past two and a half years.

    1st Half
    2017
    Healthcare

    Full Year 2016 Healthcare Industry Trends

    2016 Key Highlights

  • Three of the industry's top five and six of the top ten highest value acquisitions in 2016 were completed by financial sponsors.
  • The largest private equity backed deal during the year was Blackstone Group's announced acquisition of TeamHealth, a provider of outsourced physician staffing solutions for hospitals in the U.S., for $6.02 billion.
  • Strategic acquirers represented 80 percent of aggregate volume and 58 percent of value in 2016.
  • The Healthcare IT segment was responsible for five of the overall industry's top ten highest value deals in 2016.
  • 2016 Key Trends

  • Total transaction volume in 2016 remained constant over 2015, at 452. This represented a 16 percent rise relative to 2014.
  • Strategic volume in 2016 increased three percent over 2015, from 351 to 363. Private equity backed volume fell 12 percent during this timeframe, from 101 to 89.
  • Total transaction value in 2016 saw a gain of 75 percent over 2015, from $17.47 billion to $30.51 billion. Excluding IMS Health's merger with Quintiles Transnational Holdings, value increased 25 percent.
  • The median revenue multiple decreased from 3.0x in 2015 to 2.6x in 2016. The median EBITDA multiple moved slightly from 13.2x to 13.9x.
  • M&A Market Overview

    Berkery Noyes tracked 1,292 Healthcare/Pharma Information and Technology transactions between 2014 and 2016, of which 277 disclosed financial terms, and calculated the aggregate value to be $51.99 billion. Based on known transaction values, we project values of 1,015 undisclosed transactions to be $11.36 billion, totaling $63.34 billion worth of transactions tracked over the past three years.

    Full Year
    2016
    Healthcare

    1st Half 2016 Healthcare Industry Trends

    1ST HALF 2016 KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • The largest deal in 1st Half 2016 was healthcare information and technology services company IMS Health's announced merger with Quintiles Transnational Holdings, a provider of biopharmaceutical development and commercial outsourcing services, for $8.75 billion.
  • IMS Health was also the industry's most active acquirer during the half year period with four transactions. In addition to the Quintiles Transnational merger, this consisted of Privacy Analytics, Dimensions Healthcare, and AlphaImpactRx, Inc.
  • 1ST HALF 2016 KEY TRENDS

  • Total transaction volume in 1st Half 2016 increased by three percent over 2nd Half 2015, from 223 to 230.
  • Total transaction value in 1st Half 2016 rose by 72 percent over 2nd Half 2015, from $10.44 billion to $17.96 billion.
  • If the IMS-Quintiles Transnational merger is excluded, value declined 12 percent during the past three months but still gained 59 percent on a year-over-year basis.
  • The median revenue multiple decreased slightly from 3.2x in 2nd Half 2015 to 3.0x in 1st Half 2016. Median value moved downward from $42 million to $18 million.
  • The segment with the largest rise in volume in 1st Half 2016 over 2nd Half 2015 was Pharma IT, which more than tripled, from 9 to 31 transactions.
  • M&A Market Overview

    Berkery Noyes tracked 1,066 Healthcare/Pharma Information and Technology transactions between 2014 and 1st Half 2016, of which 218 disclosed financial terms, and calculated the aggregate transaction value to be $40.40 billion. Based on known transaction values, we project values of 848 undisclosed transactions to be $9.18 billion, totaling $49.58 billion worth of transactions tracked over the past two and a half years.

    1st Half
    2016
    Healthcare

    Full Year 2015 Healthcare Industry Trends

    2015 Key Highlights

  • The largest transaction in 2015 was Pamplona Capital Management LLP's announced acquisition of MedAssets Inc., a healthcare performance improvement company, for $2.77 billion. Pamplona is planning to combine MedAssets' revenue cycle management (RCM) business with Precyse, a health information management company that it acquired earlier in the year.
  • The most active acquirer during the year, either directly or through an affiliated business, was CompuGroup Medical AG with seven transactions.
  • Strategic acquirers represented 78 percent of volume and 57 percent of value in 2015.
  • 2015 Key Trends

  • Total transaction volume in 2015 increased by 15 percent over 2014, from 387 to 446.
  • Total transaction value in 2015 saw a gain of four percent over 2014, from $16.44 billion to $17.08 billion.
  • The median revenue multiple improved from 2.4x in 2014 to 2.7x in 2015. The median EBITDA multiple remained nearly constant at 13.8x, while the median value saw a significant increase.
  • The segment with the largest rise in volume in 2015 over 2014 was Medical Education which more than doubled, from 18 to 39 transactions.
  • M&A Market Overview

    Berkery Noyes tracked 1,162 Healthcare/Pharma Information and Technology transactions between 2013 and 2015, of which 229 disclosed financial terms, and calculated the aggregate value to be $33.14 billion. Based on known transaction values, we project values of 933 undisclosed transactions to be $13.11 billion, totaling $46.25 billion worth of transactions tracked over the past three years.

    Full Year
    2015
    Healthcare

    1st Half 2015 Healthcare Industry Trends

    1ST HALF 2015 KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • The largest transaction in 1st Half 2015 was MEDNAX, Inc.'s acquisition of vRad, an outsourced radiology physician services and telemedicine company, for $500 million.
  • The most active acquirer year-to-date was CompuGroup Medical AG with four deals: Stock Informatik Gmbh & Co KG, Zorgverband, Compufit Bvba and Medical EDI Services.
  • Strategic acquirers accounted for 80 transactions and 79 percent of total volume in the Healthcare IT segment.
  • 1ST HALF 2015 KEY TRENDS
  • Total transaction volume in 1st Half 2015 increased by 16 percent over 2nd Half 2014, from 190 to 220.
  • Total transaction value in 1st Half 2015 fell by 43 percent over 2nd Half 2014, from $10.70 billion to $6.06 billion. However, total value gained 24 percent on a year-over-year basis. Also of note, seven of the industry's top ten largest deals last year occurred in 2nd Half 2014.
  • The median revenue multiple decreased from 3.0x in 2nd Half 2014 to 2.7x in 1st Half 2015. This remained slightly above its median throughout the last 30 months. Moreover, median value continued its upward trajectory.
  • The segment with the largest rise in volume in 1st Half 2015 over 2nd Half 2014 was Medical Education, which more than doubled, from 9 to 20 transactions. Healthcare Business Services increased 53 percent, from 34 to 52 transactions.
  • M&A Market Overview Berkery Noyes tracked 936 Healthcare/Pharma Information and Technology transactions between 2013 and 1st Half 2015, of which 178 disclosed financial terms, and calculated the aggregate transaction value to be $24.76 billion. Based on known transaction values, we project values of 758 undisclosed transactions to be $8.53 billion, totaling $33.29 billion worth of transactions tracked over the past two and a half years.

    1st Half
    2015
    Healthcare

    Full Year 2014 Healthcare Industry Trends

    2014 Key Highlights

  • The Healthcare IT segment accounted for almost half of the industry's aggregate deal volume. Strategic acquirers comprised 70 percent of the Healthcare IT segment's volume.
  • The industry's most active private equity acquirers in 2014 were Thoma Bravo, LLC and Blackstone Group LP with four transactions each.
  • The largest Pharma IT deal in 2014 was Dassault Systemes SA's acquisition of Accelrys, Inc., a provider of scientific lifecycle management software for chemistry, biology, and materials research, for $652 million.
  • 2014 Key Trends

  • Total transaction volume in 2014 increased by 17 percent over 2013, from 328 to 385. This marked a return to its 2012 level.
  • Total transaction value in 2014 rose by 26 percent over 2013, from $11.88 billion to $15.02 billion.
  • The industry's median enterprise value multiples remained nearly constant. However, median transaction value continued its upward trajectory, improving from $21 million in 2013 to $25 million in 2014.
  • The segment with the largest rise in volume in 2014 over 2013 was Consumer Health with a 43 percent increase, from 23 to 33 transactions.
  • M&A Market Overview

    Berkery Noyes tracked 1,101 Healthcare/Pharma Information and Technology transactions between 2012 and 2014, of which 222 disclosed financial terms, and calculated the aggregate value to be $30.83 billion. Based on known transaction values, we project values of 879 undisclosed transactions to be $7.53 billion, totaling $38.37 billion worth of transactions tracked over the past three years.

    Full Year
    2014
    Healthcare