Topics: Private Equity

Private Equity Giant to Buy WebMD

Private Equity Giant to Buy WebMD

One of the world’s biggest and the most known private equity firms is buying an online health publisher WebMD Health Corp. The parties announced the deal on Monday evening, stating the deal would be worth around $2.8 billion.   The financials of the deal   Private equity giant KKR will pay $66.50 per share, which is a premium of 20.5% [...]

Stada Says No to Private Equity – For Now

Stada Says No to Private Equity – For Now

German pharmaceutical company Stada revealed on Thursday that it has rejected two competing private equity offers. However, the company is ready to strike a deal and has given both groups time to sweeten their bids.   Stada’s decision   In the official statement, the company said, “The Executive Board and the Supervisory Board Mutually agree that the indicative bids do [...]

PE Firms Compete to Buy CARE Hospitals in India

PE Firms Compete to Buy CARE Hospitals in India

  Private equity firm Advent International announced it is looking to sell its stake in the Indian hospital chain CARE Hospitals, but it looks another private equity firm could take its place. Big firms are set to battle it out for the healthcare business, with negotiations aiming to find a buyer by the end of the month.   The Possible [...]

Abraaj Group’s $1.4bn Funds Shows Strength in African Private Equity

Abraaj Group’s $1.4bn Funds Shows Strength in ...

  Abraaj Group announced big news at the start of the week, as it closed its latest private equity fund. The North Africa focused fund managed to raise $375 million in investments. Together with its previous sub-Saharan focused fund, closed in April, Abraaj Group is set to invest nearly $1.4 billion more in the continent.   The Newest Fund   [...]

Private Equity Firm Warburg Pincus to Participate on Human Genome Program

Private Equity Firm Warburg Pincus to Participate on...

  Private equity firms are used to investing in the healthcare sector, but one US-based firm is now getting involved in the field of human genomics. Private equity firm Warburg Pincus is teaming up with other investors to create a new platform in the field of consumer genomics called Helix.   The Announcement   The new business venture was announced [...]

Private Equity Firm Cinven to Buy Synlab

Private Equity Firm Cinven to Buy Synlab

  Private equity deals in the healthcare sector keep rolling in, as reports on Thursday suggested private equity firm Cinven is buying the German medical laboratory operator Synlab. The firm is merging the German-based company with its recently acquired French company, Labco.   The Details of the Deal   The European private equity firm is buying the laboratory operator for [...]

CVC and Temasek Strike a Deal to Buy a Generic Drugs Firm

CVC and Temasek Strike a Deal to Buy a Generic Drugs...

  The healthcare sector has witnessed some big deals this year, with pharmaceutical companies receiving special attention from private equity firms. Another big deal was announced on Monday, when European private equity fund CVC and Singaporean sovereign wealth fund Temasek announced the purchase of a controlling stake in Alvogen.   The Transaction Details   Robert Wessman, the former chief executive [...]

Ampersand Capital Partners Buys Protein Technologies

Ampersand Capital Partners Buys Protein Technologies

  A US-based private equity firm, Ampersand Capital Partners, announced on Thursday that it has bought Protein Technologies. The private equity firm didn’t announce the financial details of the deal, but the firm has plenty of expertise in investing on the healthcare sector.   The Acquisition Announcement   Protein Technologies company works in the field of peptide synthesis instrumentation and [...]

TPG Capital To Sell Drugmaker Par in an $8.05bn Deal

TPG Capital To Sell Drugmaker Par in an $8.05bn Deal

Private equity firm TPG Capital is set to sell the generic drugmaker company Par to Endo. The Dublin-based pharmacy group’s acquisition of Par will create a top-five global drugmaker in the world in terms of US sales. The deal will be worth $8.05 billion.   The US-based drugmaker currently has a portfolio of around 100 products, which includes oral solids [...]

Making the Case for US Healthcare Tech Deals

Making the Case for US Healthcare Tech Deals

Confusing economic signals abound but “conditions continue to be supportive for new company creation” in healthcare technology, according to a venture capital industry insider in Xconomy. The article highlights M&A activity, economic trends, and new breakout opportunities in at least four areas in healthcare.   The regulatory environment and business model shifts are creating opportunities for disruption and cost savings [...]

US Private Equity Firm TPG Leading the Way for India’s Healthcare Market?

US Private Equity Firm TPG Leading the Way for ...

Reports came in on Monday that Malaysia’s IHH Healthcare Berhad and US-based private equity firm TPG Capital Management are near to concluding talks for buying a controlling stake in India’s Global Hospitals. The deal could be worth $350 million and would mark private equity’s growing appetite for India’s healthcare sector.   Speculation About the Deal Reuters broke the news on [...]

Private Equity Looking at Rehab Companies in the US

Private Equity Looking at Rehab Companies in the US

The recent healthcare law in the US has had an impact on private equity firms’ interests. As more Americans are now covered for addiction treatment, valuations for rehab companies have been going up and private equity firms have been quick to move in.   The Law Reuters reported yesterday how the changes in the law have attracted private equity firms [...]

Private Equity Firm TVM Plans to Invest $200m in Healthcare Companies

Private Equity Firm TVM Plans to Invest $200m in ...

Dubai-based private equity firm TVM Capital Healthcare Partners announced that it is going to continue investing in the region’s healthcare companies. The firm is planning to invest $200 million over the next four years. But as well as investing in the Middle East, the firm also aims to expand its investments across India.   Arabian Business reported on Sunday that [...]

Are Public Offerings the Best Exit Strategy for PE Healthcare Investments?

Are Public Offerings the Best Exit Strategy for PE ...

Private Equity (PE) houses have a number of exit strategies available to them once an investment cycle ends. If they have simply invested in a minority equity stake in the business, then they usually have no worries in this regard, as the company that was invested in will be the party planning for the PE exit.   When a PE [...]

Rexam Agrees $805million Deal for Healthcare Divisions

Rexam Agrees $805million Deal for Healthcare ...

Numerous sources reported on Monday February 3 that United Kingdom based Rexam, a publicly traded company that has interests in numerous industries, put specialises in production of packaging, has agreed a deal to sell two parts of its healthcare division to London headquartered Europe-wide private equity (PE) firm Montagu Private Equity.   Details of the deal, which have been posted [...]