Walden Group Healthcare M&A Blog

  • The Laboratory Diagnostics Segment Settles Down and Regroups Using Data Analytics and Tools for Providers and Consumers

    After several years of government reimbursement pressure, headwinds are beginning to abate.  Given the aging population, the significant positive impact in vitro diagnostics have on the medical care and controlling costs, the diagnostics market is expect to grow.   This is especially the case in regard to molecular diagnostics and genetic...
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  • Healthcare Insurers Are Merging in light of The Supreme Court's Affirmation of the Affordable Care Act

    In June 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States affirmed the Affordable Care Act in King v. Burwell.  While the Republicans may continue to try to change some provisions, the Court clarified much of the uncertainty surrounding the fate of the ACA.  The ACA provides for a major expansion in the number individuals entitled to insurance...
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  • Clinical Diagnostic M&A Developments

    Composition The U.S. clinical testing industry consists of two segments: (a) hospital inpatient and outpatient testing (40%) and (b) commercial clinical laboratories, physician-office laboratories and other locations, as well as hospital outreach testing (60%).Hospital-based and affiliated laboratories account for ~60% of the total industry;...
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  • Factors that Shaped 2014 Healthcare Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)

    Healthcare M&A in 2014 was characterized by seismic changes. More than 40 deals were announced or closed with a value over $1 billion – 8 were over $10 billion. Here are the key factors that shaped the environment for healthcare mergers and acquisitions and healthcare investment banking. Healthcare Reform’s Effects Continue to Ripple...
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  • Q3 2014 Healthcare M&A Trends

    In Q3 2014. big deals continued to dominate the healthcare M&A headlines, with transformative divestitures and restructurings also reshaping the landscape. Large scale M&A activity is how large companies are adapting to the new healthcare environment.  In the new environment, tight government and hospital budgets loom large and cost has...
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