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Boston Scientific Announces Agreement for Investment & Acquisition Option with Transcatheter Annuloplasty Ring Developer...

by Knobbe Martens on

Global medical device company Boston Scientific has announced on January 24, 2018, an agreement to make a $90 million investment in privately-held medical device company Millipede, Inc. Millipede has developed a non-invasive...more

Seattle Genetics Acquires Cascadian Therapeutics, Continuing a Strong 2018 Start in Biotech Mergers and Acquisitions

by Knobbe Martens on

On January 31, two Seattle biotech companies, Seattle Genetics and Cascadian Therapeutics, announced a merger agreement under which Seattle Genetics will acquire Cascadian Therapeutics for $614 million. The announcement...more

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

by McGuireWoods LLP on

Throughout 2016 and 2017, we published a multi-part series highlighting leading private equity funds in healthcare. This publication is Part VI in that series. These investors are primarily funds that focus largely on...more

FTC testimony underscores agency's views on certificate-of-need laws and competition in health care markets

by Dentons on

Staff from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) appeared before the Alaska Senate Committee on Labor and Commerce on February 6, 2018, to present the FTC’s views on certificate-of-need (CON) laws and to support the repeal of...more

THE LATEST: Divestitures of Complex Pipeline Pharmaceutical Products off the Table at the FTC

by McDermott Will & Emery on

WHAT HAPPENED: - Bruce Hoffman, acting director of the Bureau of Competition at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), announced that the FTC will no longer accept divestitures of inhalant and injectable pipeline drugs in...more

Tried and trusted: US M&A in 2017: Searching for the next big thing: Healthcare M&A

by White & Case LLP on

The hunt for blockbuster drugs is driving activity within the sector, while technology firms’ increasing presence in the market will be an area to watch in 2018. Despite a fall in headline figures, the healthcare sector...more

Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: Pharos Capital Acquires Behavior Care Specialists

by McGuireWoods LLP on

Pharos Capital Group announced it has acquired Behavior Care Specialists. Behavior Care Specialists, based in Sioux Falls, S.D., is an outpatient treatment provider of autism spectrum disorder services in four states:...more

FTC Announces Revised Hart-Scott-Rodino Thresholds for Acquisitions and Exclusive Licenses

by Holland & Knight LLP on

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced this year's revisions to the thresholds under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (HSR), which will be applicable to transactions closing on or after Feb....more

Tried and trusted: US M&A in 2017: Insurance deals power financial services M&A

by White & Case LLP on

Insurance assets are attracting dealmakers due to low capital requirements and steady cash flows. Established fintech providers are using M&A to expand geographically....more

Microbot Medical to Acquire CardioSert's Technology

by Knobbe Martens on

Microbot Medical Inc. announced that it entered into an agreement with CardioSert Ltd. to acquire CardioSert’s patented guidewire technology, including R&D information, technical know-how, and intellectual property....more

Antitrust enforcement priorities for 2018

by Bricker & Eckler LLP on

Health care antitrust in 2017 saw governmental agencies successfully pursue a number of enforcement actions. Examining these actions provides insight and guidance as to what might happen in antitrust enforcement in 2018 and...more

View of Venture Capital and Emerging Companies From New England Venture Summit

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

Pepper Hamilton was the coaching sponsor of the 2017 New England Venture Summit at the end of last year. Pepper had a nice team at the conference over the two days, and we are joined by most of them for this podcast. Pepper...more

[Event] 4th Annual West Coast Ambulatory Surgery Center Seminar - March 7th, Los Angeles, CA

by Nossaman LLP on

Please join Nossaman LLP and the California Ambulatory Surgery Association (CASA) on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 for the 4th Annual West Coast Ambulatory Surgery Center Seminar in Los Angeles. During this one-day program,...more

Healthcare Transactions: Year in Review

by Bass, Berry & Sims PLC on

On December 3, 2017, CVS Health Corp. (NYSE: CVS) announced it would purchase health insurer Aetna Inc. (NYSE: AET) for $67.5 billion, a transaction that would be one of the biggest healthcare mergers in the past decade. The...more

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

by McGuireWoods LLP on

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

Discussing the Deal Landscape in the Health Care Industry

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

Pepper partners John W. Jones, Jr. and Solomon Hunter, Jr. sat down with The Deal to discuss the busy deal landscape in the health care industry....more

Congress Responds to Proposed Health Care Mergers with Calls for Hearings and New Merger-Related Legislation

by Baker Donelson on

December saw the announcement of several significant proposed mergers in the health care industry, each of which has the potential to reshape the industry. These transactions include both vertical mergers between health care...more

FTC Wins Provider Merger Challenge in District Court

by King & Spalding on

On December 13, 2017, a federal district court issued an order preliminarily enjoining the merger of North Dakota healthcare providers, Sanford Health, Sanford Bismarck, (Sanford) and Mid Dakota Clinic, P.C. (MDC). The order...more

Federal Court Enjoins North Dakota Physician Practice Merger

by Holland & Knight LLP on

On December 15, 2017, United States Magistrate Judge Alice Senechal of the District of North Dakota entered an order preliminarily enjoining the merger between two large physicians practices in the Bismarck/Mandan market,...more

Despite Presence of “Power Buyer,” FTC Obtains Preliminary Injunction of Proposed Physician Acquisition in North Dakota

by Mintz Levin on

While antitrust enforcement of hospital mergers is well-established, physician acquisitions have only recently and increasingly seen antitrust scrutiny. Last week, in a 69-page opinion, a federal district court granted the...more

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

by McGuireWoods LLP on

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

FTC Granted Preliminary Injunction to Block Physician Practice Acquisition

On December 13, 2017 a magistrate judge in the U.S. District Court for the District of North Dakota granted a request of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and North Dakota Attorney General to preliminarily enjoin Sanford...more

The Next Frontier in Hospital Mergers: Crossing Geographic Markets

With the Federal Trade Commission’s successful track record in challenging mergers of provider systems operating in the same geographic area, several hospitals are looking farther afield for merger partners. One recent...more

Health Update - December 2017

Part 1: Megatrends Reinventing How Patients Think - Editor’s Note: In a recent webinar for PharmaVOICE, Manatt Health revealed the megatrends reinventing the life sciences industry—and how they relate to new thinking by...more

Sanford Health/Mid Dakota Clinic Healthcare Provider Merger Temporarily Blocked

by King & Spalding on

On Wednesday, December 13, 2017, a federal district court issued an order preliminarily enjoining the merger of North Dakota healthcare providers, Sanford Health, Sanford Bismarck, (together “Sanford”) and Mid Dakota Clinic,...more

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