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Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: NovaQuest Acquires Viamet Pharmaceuticals

NovaQuest Capital Management has agreed to acquire Viamet Pharmaceuticals, according to a news release. Viamet, based in Durham, N.C., is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and...more

Leading Private Equity Firms That Invest in Healthcare (Part V)

In 2016, we published a four-part series highlighting some of the more active private equity investors in the healthcare and life science space. Throughout 2017, we continued to see even more PE investors turn toward...more

KKR Closes $1.45 Billion Healthcare Fund

KKR has announced the closing of a new $1.45 billion fund, the KKR Health Care Strategic Growth Fund. As its name suggests, the fund is dedicated to healthcare growth equity investment opportunities, specifically within...more

Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: Silver Oak Acquires Caring People

Silver Oak Services Partners has announced it will acquire Caring People. Silver Oak, based in Evanston, Ill., is a lower middle-market private equity firm. ...more

Key Takeaways From the McGuireWoods Independent Sponsor Conference

On Oct. 5, McGuireWoods hosted its inaugural Independent Sponsor Conference in Dallas, attended by more than 300 independent sponsors and capital providers from more than 30 U.S. states. At the conference — the largest of its...more

Blue Wolf Capital Closes New Fund at $540 Million

Blue Wolf Capital Partners has announced it has closed its fourth fund (Blue Wolf Capital Fund IV) with $540 million in total equity commitments....more

Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: Express Scripts to Acquire PE-Backed eviCore for $3.6 Billion

Express Scripts will acquire eviCore healthcare for $3.6 billion from investors including General Atlantic, TA Associates and Ridgemont Equity Partners, according to a news release....more

10/11/2017  /  Acquisitions , Investors , Private Equity

Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: Avista to Acquire Miraca Life Sciences

Avista Capital Partners will acquire Miraca Life Sciences from Miraca Holdings, according to a news release. Miraca Life Sciences, based in Irving, Texas, is a national, independent anatomic pathology lab providing...more

NRD Capital Management’s Strategy and Focus: Q&A With Susan Beth

Susan Beth is chief operating officer of NRD Capital Management, an Atlanta-based private equity firm. Q: How would you describe NRD’s investment focus? Susan Beth: NRD Capital is focused on investing in multi-location,...more

9/15/2017  /  Franchises , Investment , Investors

Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: Levine Leichtman Acquires Capsa Healthcare

Levine Leichtman Capital Partners (LLCP) has announced its acquisition of Capsa Healthcare. Capsa, based in Portland, Ore., is provider of mobile workstations, medication management products and pharmacy automation...more

Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: Cagan McAfee and Myles Sherman Acquire Minimally Invasive Devices

Cagan McAfee Capital Partners and Myles Sherman have jointly acquired of Minimally Invasive Devices (MID), according to a news release. MID, which has changed its name to FloShield, is based in Columbus, Ohio....more

Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: KKR to Acquire Covenant Surgical Partners

KKR will acquire Covenant Surgical Partners from several firms which share ownership of the company, according to a press release. Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR) & Co., based in New York, considers investments in all...more

Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: Baird Invests in Prescient Healthcare Group

Baird Capital has announced it has acquired an interest in Prescient Healthcare Group. Baird Capital, based in Chicago, is the direct investment arm of Robert W. Baird & Co. It makes private equity, venture capital and...more

Focus Healthcare Partners Closes $312 Million PE Fund

Focus Healthcare Partners has announced the closing of its first discretionary private equity fund with $312 million. Focus Senior Housing Fund I LP will target senior housing properties across the continental United...more

Baird Capital Closes Global Fund at $310 Million

Baird Capital has announced it has closed its first global fund with a total of approximately $310 million. The fund invests in lower middle-market companies in healthcare and other sectors in the United States, United...more

7/5/2017  /  Investment , Investors , Private Equity

Independent Sponsors: How to Leverage This Valuable Channel for Transactions

In an ultra-competitive deal market, investors continually look for attractive opportunities to deploy additional capital. While “independent sponsors” have been around for many years, the number of independent sponsors is at...more

Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: Cressey Acquires StatLab Medical Products from Prairie Capital

Cressey & Co. has acquired a majority ownership position in StatLab Medical Products from Prairie Capital, according to a news release. StatLab, based in McKinney, Texas, is a developer and manufacturer of diagnostic...more

Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: Shore Capital Partners Recapitalizes Behavioral Innovations

Shore Capital Partners has announced the completed recapitalization of Behavioral Innovations and formation of SCP Behavioral Innovations HoldCo. This is the first platform investment out of Shore Capital Partners Fund II,...more

Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: Harvest Partners Acquires EyeCare Services Partners Holdings

Harvest Partners has announced it has acquired the majority ownership interest in EyeCare Services Partners Holdings from Varsity Healthcare Partners. Harvest Partners, based in New York, is a PE firm investing in...more

Highland Capital Management Closes Healthcare PE Fund With $147 Million

Highland Capital Management has announced that its affiliate, Highland Capital Management Korea Ltd., has closed a healthcare-focused PE fund, with approximately $147 million of total capital commitments....more

5/18/2017  /  Investors , Private Equity

Accolade Partners Closes Sixth Fund at $235 Million

Accolade Partners has announced it has raised $235 million for its sixth fund, Accolade VI. Accolade Partners, headquartered in Washington, D.C., and founded in 2000, is a venture capital and growth equity investment...more

4/28/2017  /  Investment , Investors , Venture Capital

Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: KKR to Acquire Angelica Corp.

Angelica Corp. has announced it has entered into an asset purchase agreement with an affiliate of PE firm KKR. KKR will acquire Angelica’s assets for approximately $125 million plus certain assumed liabilities. Angelica...more

DW Healthcare Partners Closes Fourth Private Equity Fund at $295 Million

DW Healthcare Partners has announced it has closed its fourth PE fund (Fund IV) totaling $295 million. With the closing, the firm indicated it now has $800 million in total capital under management....more

Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: Alignment Healthcare Secures $115 Million Investment from Warburg Pincus

Alignment Healthcare has announced it has received a $115 million investment. Alignment Healthcare, based in Orange, Calif., is a developer of population health management technology....more

KKR Closes $13.9 Billion PE Fund

KKR has announced the closing of KKR Americas XII Fund, a $13.9 billion fund. The fund will focus on investments in the United States, Canada and Mexico in seven industries, including healthcare....more

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