Private Equity Firms Double Down on Technology Deals
Tech-focused firms, like Thoma Bravo, HGGC and ParkerGale, are raising funds, and generalists like the Riverside Co. are boosting investment in the sector


Renesas, Samsung, Verizon chase auto tech makers
Intersil, Fleetmatics and Harman are some recent targets in the sector


Huron Closes New Fund in 3 Months, Riding PE Fundraising Wave
The Detroit PE firm focuses on lower middle-market companies, like colorful sock maker Sabg

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Health Care

Riverside Partners adds to healthcare tech M&A with purchase of MRA

Transactions for medical payment service providers include dealmakers such as Equian, HGGC and Riverside Co

Aetna, Humana abandon merger blocked by judge

Anthem is still planning on moving forward with the Cigna deal, despite regulatory challenges

TA Associates backs payments processor Retriever, as medical tech drives deals

Auris Surgical, MedData, McKesson, Thoma Bravo and Zimmer Biomet have engaged in healthcare technology deals

Health insurers seek M&A options after megadeals get blocked

Aetna and Anthem have been looking for deals in the space

Revelstoke-backed Career Step buys Panacea to grow healthcare education services

Apollo, Carlyle, Leonard Green, Riverside, TPG, and Vinci Capital have invested in educational and training companies

SK Capital backs Niacet, expanding the firm's portfolio of food ingredients makers

McCormick, Monster Beverage and Jordan-backed Vantage Specialty also made similar purchases

McKesson Buys Prescription Automator CoverMyMeds from Francisco Partners, as Tech Drives M&A

Auris Surgical, MedData, Thoma Bravo and Zimmer Biomet have all engaged in healthcare technology deals

J&J, led by CEO Alex Gorsky, Seals Actelion Deal in Push for Rare Disease

The acquisition follows the purchases of Medivation and Pharmacyclics

Shore Capital Backs Argentum Medical, Maker of Silverlon Bandages

Chicagoland Smile, Clear Path, Fast Pace Urgent Care, Southern Veterinary, Summit Medical and Quantum all received backing from the PE firm

Trump Policies Likely to Make 2017 a Good Year for Buying Companies: Guest Article

Paul Aversano of Alvarez & Marsal outlines developments expected to affect the M&A environment favorably under President-elect Donald Trump

Rolling Up Medical Practices? Here are 5 Steps to Take: Guest Article

Plante Moran partners provide advice on getting more value out of merging medical practices

"Huge, Unmet Needs" of Heart Patients Drive Medical Device M&A

Valve replacements and other innovations entice buyers, including Edwards Lifesciences, Medtronic and Teleflex

UnitedHealth Branches Out With $2.3 Billion Surgical Care Deal

Johnson & Johnson, Tecomet, Teleflex, TPG, Windjammer and Zimmer Biomet have recently invested in healthcare tech companies

CRG Recommits to Healthcare Sector with Third Credit Fund

Iroko Pharmaceuticals, Omeros and Specialists on Call have all received investments from the fund

CD&R-Backed High Ridge Adds Reach Toothbrush Owner Dr. Fresh

The PE firm also backed Drive Devilbiss and Kalle

Novartis Acquires Encore Vision, Maker of Eye Drops that Treat Farsightedness

Johnson & Johnson, Tecomet, Teleflex, TPG, Windjammer and Zimmer Biomet have recently invested in healthcare tech companies

Amber McGraw Walsh

Sphere of Influence: As head of the healthcare practice at McGuireWoods, she advises on a wide range of deals in the sector, including physician-owned hospitals

Mercedes Kerr

Sphere of Influence: Manages business relationships to help the company expand its healthcare real estate portfolio

DW Healthcare, Linden Capital Team to Pick Up HydraFacial Maker

Johnson & Johnson, Tecomet, Teleflex, TPG, Windjammer and Zimmer Biomet have all acquired medical device businesses

Teleflex’s Purchase of Vascular Solutions Underlines Consolidation in Medical Devices

Johnson & Johnson, Tecomet, TPG, Windjammer and Zimmer Biomet have recently invested in healthcare tech companies

Edwards Lifesciences Buys Valtech Cardio, Expands Heart Valve Repair Services

Other medical device deals have come Johnson & Johnson, Tecomet and Windjammer

Gryphon Closes Fourth Fund to Back Consumer Goods, Healthcare and Business Services

The fund has already invested in fire safety consulting firm Jensen Hughes

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