posts tagged as M&A Advisory & Integration


By William Bithoney | November 10, 2015

Pharmacy Benefits Managers: A Driving Force for Deals

Walgreens’ recent announcement to acquire Rite Aid generated plenty of buzz, with analysts suggesting that the deal was really about pharmacy benefits managers (PBMs). Controlling drug costs has become a major focus for providers... read more


By William Bithoney | October 20, 2015

Implications of Health Insurance Mega-Mergers

Earlier this week, shareholders from Aetna and Humana gave the green light to their proposed merger. But that doesn’t mean it will be smooth sailing from here.  read more


Seeing Medicaid Providers As Behavioral Health Investment Opportunities

Private equity investment in behavioral health has historically been limited to practices that cater to self-pay individuals or to the well-insured. Indeed, the term “treatment center,” to some, even conjures up images of spa... read more


Employee Stock Ownership Plans: A New Source of Capital?

Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs) have proven themselves to be a successful company ownership structure for a wide variety of businesses. In an ESOP, owners sell to a benefit plan (the ESOP), and employees receive ownership in their... read more


BDO Special Report: PE Deal Activity in Healthcare

The second quarter of 2015 saw fewer than 100 healthcare transactions, the lowest healthcare deal count since Q3 2011. read more


King v. Burwell Ruling Paves Way for More M&A

The pressure valve has been released. Expect a jump in healthcare mergers and acquisitions now that the Supreme Court has removed the uncertainty around King v. Burwell and affirmed that federal subsidies are available to all Americans... read more


Ripe or rancid? How to tell a good behavioral health acquisition from a rotten one

Investors rightly recognize great potential in the behavioral health and substance abuse (SA) treatment market, but sorting out good investments from bad requires more than just a cursory squeeze of the fruit. read more


By William Bithoney | May 07, 2015

What happens if the King v. Burwell ruling goes against Obamacare?

As King v. Burwell is deliberated inside the Supreme Court, contingency plans continue to develop outside in preparation for whatever ruling comes. read more


BDO Capital’s Q1 2015 Healthcare RCM M&A Review & Outlook

The revenue cycle management (RCM) sector continues to experience high growth, with strategic buyers seeking to expand and financial buyers looking for an entry point. In the latest BDO Capital Healthcare Newsletter, our leading... read more


Evolving Portfolio and Real Estate Strategies in U.S. Healthcare Systems: The Rise of Outpatient and Ambulatory Care

Tenet, the $16.6 billion Texas-based health system, recently announced two deals that will make it the nation’s largest operator of ambulatory surgery providers. The organization has achieved strong results in part due to its... read more