Drawn largely from proprietary data collected and analyzed by The Braff Group, marketWATCH is a quarterly, sector-specific review of mergers and acquisitions data, trends, news, and commentary

Behavioral Health
Predictably Predictable: The Change is On in Behavioral Health M&A (A Market in Flux: 2017)
And the Beat Goes On for Behavioral Health (Fall 2016)
A Seinfeld Moment for Behavioral Health (Summer 2016)
Valuations in Behavioral Health Care (Fall 2015)
A Flurry of Good News Continues to Boost Behavioral Healthcare M&A (Summer 2015)
Record Deal Volume in Behavioral Health Helps Drive a 9% Gain in Overall Health Care Service Activity (Spring 2015)
A New Phase in Addictions and Substance Abuse M&A (Winter 2015)
Behavioral Health Keeps Pace With 35% Surge in Overall Health Care Service M&A (Winter 2014)

Home Health & Hospice
Although It Never Really Left, Home Health & Hospice M&A is Back (Summer 2017)
I’m Not Dead Yet,” But “We’re Not In Kansas Anymore!” (Fall 2016)
Can Home Care be Ubered? (Winter 2016)
Valuations in Home Health and Hospice (Fall 2015)
Home Health and Hospice Deal Flow Continues to Slide as Hospice Payment Reform Debuts (Summer 2015)
Amidst a 9% Gain in Overall Health Care Service Deal Volume, Hospice Holds Serve and Home Health Slides (Spring 2015)

The Fine Young Cannibals in Pharmacy Services M&A (A Market in Flux: 2017)
The Absolutely, Positively, No Doubt About It, Number One Reason Pharmacy Services Transactions Fail (Fall 2016)
Has Specialty RX M&A Become too Big to Buy? (Spring 2016)
What Genoa’s Acquisition of 1DocWay Says about Health Care M&A (Winter 2016)
Pharmacy Services M&A: Where it’s Been and Where it’s Headed (Fall 2015)
Big Deals Reign Supreme as Pharmacy services Rocks Health Care M&A (Summer 2015)

As Aggregate Health Care Service Deal Volume Ticks up 9% (Spring 2015)
While Health Care Service Deal Volume Rises 34%, Pharmacy Services Sees a 71% Gain (Winter 2014)

Urgent Care
What Bruce Springsteen Might Say about Urgent Care M&A (A Market in Flux: 2017)
Say it Ain’t So: Urgent Care M&A Volume Plunges (Fall 2016)
The Health of The Urgent Care Market in Two Numbers (Spring 2016)
How to Increase The Value of Your Urgent Care Center (Fall 2015)
Urgent Care Mergers and Acquisitions Bolts from the Gate in 2015 (Summer 2015)

Record Deal Volume in Urgent Care Helps Drive a 14% Gain in Overall Health Care Service Activity (Spring 2015)
The Next Big Things in Urgent Care (Winter 2015)

As Aggregate Health Care Service Deal Volume Ticks up 9%, Home Medical Equipment Activity Slides 13% (Spring 2015)
Overall YTD Health Care Service M&A Surges 34% as HME Kicks in 18% (Winter 2014)

Latest news and announcements from The Braff Group.


Excell Home Care and Hospice and Excell Private Care Services Acquired by The Ensign Group
Comfort Hospice Care Acquired by The Ensign Group
Alternative Behavior Strategies Acquired by Petra Capital Partners and MMS Health Services
American HealthCare Staffing Association LLC Acquired by BelHealth Investment Partners LLC
Atlanta Center for Eating Disorders Acquired by Walden Behavioral Care
Medistar Home Health, LLC Acquired by Jordan Health Services


Serenity Acres Treatment Center Acquired by Meridian Behavioral Health
Ed Supports, LLC Acquired by Private Investor
Apothecary by Design Acquires Healy Pharmacy
PSA Healthcare Announces Acquisition of Care Unlimited
Huron Consulting Group Acquires MyRounding
MultiCare Acquires Hospice of Kitsap County
Apothecary by Design Acquires Healy Pharmacy
Lifematters Acquires Care Options
PromptCare Acquires Boston Home Infusion Expands Innovative Home Infusion Services & Programs
Ed Supports, LLC Acquired by Private Investor

H.I.G. Growth Partners’ Community Intervention Services Acquires Futures Behavior Therapy Center
BelHealth Investment Partners Acquires Apothecary by Design
The Ensign Group Acquires Apismellis Homecare in Arizona and California
Odyssey Behavioral Healthcare, a New Partnership between Nautic Partners and Scott Kardenetz, Acquires Lifeskills South Florida
Epic Health Services Acquires Medco
Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan SocietyAcquires Heritage Healthcare Services
PharMerica Acquires Alternacare Infusion Pharmacy

Elwyn Pharmacy Group Acquires Glen Rock Medical Pharmacy
Cornerstone Healthcare Acquires Life’s Doors Hospice, Life’s Doors Home Health, and Life’s Doors Home Care Solutions
Celtic Healthcare Acquires VNA-TIP of Missouri
Amerita, a Subsidiary of PharMerica, Expands into Arizona Through the Acquisition of Altius Healthcare
US Community Behavioral Acquires Integrated Development Services
Halcyon Acquires Community Hospice of Mississippi Halcyon Marks Fifth Acquisition and Adds Seven Locations

viewPOINTS are occasional, in-depth, “white papers” on specific topics of interest regarding health care service mergers and acquisitions

How Urgent Care Consolidation May Play-Out…and Play-In to Your Strategies 2015

Follow-on deals build out portfolios
Could a CVS-Aetna deal actually benefit consumers?
Go figure: The key to big data is actually small data
7 Pipeline Management Tips for Advisors to Close More Deals
What’s Behind the Slowdown in Specialty Pharmacy M&A Deals?
Investment Bankers — Are You Overlooking 66% of Buyers?
Rags to riches to rags: How a booming addiction treatment biz goes bankrupt
Behavioral health continues to attract private equity investors
Addiction treatment: The new gold rush. ‘It’s almost chic’
What Bruce Springsteen Might Say about Urgent Care M&A
Ethics Survey: Drug Testing Remains a Clinical Tug of War
Private Equity Investment in Home Care Hits New High
What Every Business Owner Should Know About Investment Banking Fees
Specialty Pharmacy, Home Infusion Will Still Attract M&A Attention in ’17
M&A market holds steady in 2016
TCIV: Trump Health Policy Hasn’t Shaken The Market
Should You Take an Earnout?
Can Home Healthcare Be Ubered?
6 Considerations for Healthcare CEOs Before a Deal
M&A experts: When it comes to sales, the state of home health is strong
Outlook 2016: Broad View Clarifies Specialty Pharmacy, Infusion M&A Activity
Dos and Don’ts – Organic and Inorganic Growth
Questions Investment Bankers Ask CEOs on the First Call-PDF
Ask the Network-Healthcare MA
Slide in agency, hospice sales could be short-term, M&A consultants believe
2015 Outlook: Specialty Pharmacy, Home Infusion Continue to Attract Investor Interest
Home health expected to continue increased M&A activity in 2015
The Big Investment Opportunity…In  Autism?