The report below gives a good overview of the second quarter M&A activity in the Healthcare Industry Sector. M&A activity for North American based target companies in the Healthcare sector for Q1 2019 included 156 closed deals, according to data published by industry data tracker FactSet.
One of the notable middle market transactions closed in March when Acrotech Biopharma LLC, a subsidiary of Aurobindo Pharma Ltd, acquired the business and assets of 7 Hematology Products from Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. for $300 million in cash and contingent payout. The acquisition would allow Acrotech Biopharma to expand its product offerings.
- US consumer prices for medical care commodities, an indicator of healthcare costs, decreased 0.6% in March 2019 compared to the same period in 2018.
- US consumer prices for medical care services, an indicator of profitability for healthcare services, rose 2.3% in March 2019 compared to the same month in 2018.
- Total US revenue for healthcare and social assistance rose 3.8% in the fourth quarter of 2018 compared to the previous year.
Posted by Daniel Sirvent.