2016 Had A Very Active M&A Market For Health Businesses
Mobile Health News explains why 2016 has been a mega year for merger and acquisition activity in the health sector with details of the 41 largest deals done this year (5 more than in 2015). Deals also included some of the best known brands in the world such as Google, Fitbit and Phillips.
From the acquisition of Imprivata (a Massachusetts-based developer of health IT security tools) by an affiliate of Thoma Bravo, a San Francisco private equity firm, a $544 million deal, to Evolent Health’s acquisition of Valence Health ($219.4 million). Forty-one 2016 digital health mergers and acquisitions | MobiHealthNews
In the first half of 2016, MobiHealthNews tracked 16 acquisitions. The activity kept up into the third quarter with 15 acquisitions and one merger. The fourth quarter brought eight more acquisitions. We’ve organized the 13 deals with disclosed terms by size, and the 27 undisclosed deals in chronological order.
Deloitte’s separate report available here provides an insight into what we could expect next year.