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BV Backs Textile Maker C.F. Stinson, Plans Add-On Deals

The Riverside Co. announced plans to buy Momentum Group in a similar deal

Envision to Merge With AmSurg to Create Health Services Giant

In 2015, AmSurg made a failed bid for Team Health Holdings

Bain Capital Secures Majority Stake in Health Care Tech Provider Navicure

In a similar deal, MedData is buying Cardon Outreach

MedData Acquires Hospital Software Developer Cardon Outreach, as ACA Still Drives Deals

IMS purchased Privacy Analytics, while Royal Philips said it will look for health data acquisitions

Philips Eyes Health Care Tech Targets After Spinoff of Lighting Business

The company plans to expand in health care informatics, like its 2014 purchase of Volcano, maker of smart catheters

Orthopedic Device Maker Zimmer Biomet Adds Spine Surgery Tech Developer LDR

Abbott, Apax and Stryker have also made medical device deals

Patterson Medical Picks Up Sports Medicine Products Distributor from Gridiron

Madison Dearborn–backed deal follows announced health care related acquisitions by Apax, ResMed and Stryker

Jazz Pharmaceuticals to Buy Celator, as Demand for Cancer Researchers Picks up

Gilead and Roche have also made acquisitions in the sector

IMS Health Acquires Patient Identity Provider, as the Affordable Care Act Drives Deals

The purchase of Privacy Analytics follows IMS’s announced merger with Quintiles Transnational

Harvest Partners Picks Up Acquisitive Dermatologist Platform from Audax

Advanced Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery completed 40 acquisitions since Audax bought it in 2011

Pfizer Buys Eczema Drugmaker Anacor, After the Allergan Deal Fell Apart

Pfizer, which is also considering a split of the company, says it will look for acquisitions

Mylan Follows up Meda Deal with Purchase of Topical Creams

The acquisition of the RoundTable Healthcare-backed assets comes after Bristol-Myers and Gilead announced plans to buy pharmaceutical targets

Hellman & Friedman Buys Health Care Network Provider MultiPlan

GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, and Leonard Green & Partners, will also invest along with Hellman & Friedman.

Warburg Pincus Acquires Majority Stake in Urgent-Care Software Developer DocuTap

Health care tech companies prove attractive targets, including recent purchases of Mainspring, Netsmart and MedeAnalytics

Clorox Buys Supplements Maker Renew Life from Swander Pace, Expanding Wellness Lines

The strategic buyer best known for bleach products has been leveraging M&A to grow into new wellness sub-categories, including purchases of Brita and Burt's Bees

IMS Health to Merge with Quintiles, as Drug Makers Seek Business Process Improvements

The deal brings together two of the biggest providers of data about the pharmaceutical industry

The Weekly Wrap: Abbott, Peak Rock, Z Capital

Abbott buys St. Jude; Peak Rock backs Diamond Crystal, Z Capital invests Twin-Star

Abbott Agrees to Buy St. Jude Medical, As Device Deals Pick Up

St. Jude purchased Thoratec last year

The Weekly Wrap: Apax, Auris Surgical, Vista

Apax buys Duck Creek; Auris Surgical purchases Hansen Medical; Vista acquires Cvent

Bemis Expands Health Care Division with SteriPack’s Packaging Assets

Other recent similar acquisitions include Checkpoint Systems, Inmark Packaging and Optimum Plastics

Auris Surgical Robotics Buys Hansen Medical, as Robots Take Off

Recent robot deals have come from Arlington Capital, Omron and Rockwell

Apax Takes Majority Stake in Accenture’s Duck Creek, as Software Developers Attract Buyers

The private equity firm is acquiring the position from Accenture, which will hold a minority share

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