digital health mergers and acquisitions

By Jonah Comstock January 10, 2017
Following on its acquisitiong of Pebble, and the company's announcement just this week that it would be developing an app store, Fitbit has announced another smartwatch acquisition: Vector, a year-old Romanian startup that boasts a smartwatch with a 30-day battery life. The terms of the acquisition are so far undisclosed. "Fitbit can confirm it has acquired specific assets from Vector Watch, a...
By Jonah Comstock November 29, 2016
Zipongo, a San Francisco-based digital nutrition platform, has acquired FillMyFork, an employee-facing rewards app that promotes healthy eating. The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.  FillMyFork fits in well with Zipongo's growing "food benefit management" platform, which consists of a number of different apps designed to change people's behavior around nutrition by changing their...
By Jonah Comstock September 29, 2016
Sharecare has made another acquisition, buying virtual reality company BioLucid for an undisclosed amount. BioLucid's technology, which uses virtual tours of the body to educate patients, will be incorporated into Sharecare's growing stable of patient engagement tools, but the company will also continue to operate out of its Sarasota, Florida office under the name "Sharecare Reality Lab". “Visual...
By Jonah Comstock September 9, 2016
Right after reporting that the month of August had an unusual four acquisitions, we had nearly as many in just the first week of September. It seems, going purely on volume, like M&A in digital health is picking up. This week we saw iHealth Labs acquire eDevice for $100 million, HMS Holdings buying Essette for $20 million, and HCA buying Mobile Heartbeat for an undisclosed amount. For a round...
By Jonah Comstock September 8, 2016
HMS Holdings, which owns a number of subsidiaries providing software tools for payers, has acquired Essette, a web-based care management platform which helps payers and providers with population health management and patient engagement. The acquisition was a cash deal and the purchase price was $20 million. “Essette is a market leader, with a demonstrated track record of supplying payers with...
By Jonah Comstock September 6, 2016
iHealth Labs, the connected device subsidiary of Andon Health with offices in Paris and Mountain View, California, has acquired Bordeaux, France-based eDevice for $106 million (98.33 million euros). eDevice is a longtime European provider of back-end infrastructure that connects remote monitoring devices to hospitals and healthcare providers. "eDevice is an amazing company and together, we will...
By Jonah Comstock July 28, 2016
Nashville-based employee wellness company Healthways has agreed to sell its population health business to Atlanta-based Sharecare. In an interview with MobiHealthNews, Sharecare CEO Jeff Arnold called it "by far our biggest acquisition." Sharecare will give Healthways $30 million in common stock in exchange for the population health business, which includes 1,700 employees and, according to...
By Jonah Comstock July 2, 2015
Seattle, Washington-based Numera, a longtime mobile health company that offers mobile personal emergency response devices as well as other telehealth tools, has had its mPERS and telehealth assets acquired by Carlsbad, California-based Nortek Security and Control. According to a Nortek FAQ, Nortek funded the transaction, valued at $12 million "plus contingent consideration based on future sales...
By Jonah Comstock July 1, 2015
Investment trends in digital health companies point to increasing evidence of a maturing space, according to StartUp Health's Midyear Report. StartUp's figures show that overall investment tracks with the first half of 2014, but a larger percentage of deals is focused on later-stage companies. So far this year, StartUp Health has reported 226 deals and a total of $2.8 billion in funding,...