mergers and acquisitions

By Jonah Comstock April 24, 2017
Medidata, a New York City-based company that offers cloud storage and data analytics services for clinical trials, announced last week its plans to acquire Mytrus, a clinical trial technology company focused on patient-focused electronic informed consent and remote trials. The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. “The informed consent process is one of the most important parts of running...
By Jonah Comstock April 18, 2017
Only one quarter into 2017, there have already been an impressive number of mergers and acquisitions in the digital health space. While some were bigger and more unexpected than others, they all demonstrate a maturing and consolidating space. Read on for the 12 mergers and acquisitions we’ve tracked since January. They’re listed in descending order of acquisition price, with the undisclosed...
By Heather Mack March 16, 2017
Irving, Texas-based HMS Holdings, which owns a number of subsidiaries that offer software tools for payers, has acquired health engagement platform provider Eliza Corporation for a cash purchase price of $170 million. Eliza offers a SaaS engagement platform to employers, providers, health plans, hospitals, pharmacies and clinics to help them establish the best method and time to engage customers...
By Jonah Comstock February 22, 2017
Patient engagement company Medfusion has acquired NexSched, which makes a patient-facing appointment scheduling tool. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. “With NexSched, we are meeting the patient demand for an improved healthcare experience, and arming practices with the technology they need to be successful in a consumer-driven market,” Kimberly Labow, CEO of Medfusion, said in a...
By Heather Mack January 31, 2017
Rockville, Maryland-based DrFirst, which provides healthcare SaaS offerings ranging from medication management to clinical communications, has acquired clinical trial recruitment provider VisibilityRx. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The aim of the acquisition is to offer VisibilityRx’s patient identification, recruitment and communication capabilities to DrFirst’s 60,000 physician clients...
By Heather Mack January 30, 2017
Santa Monica, California-based GoodRx, a digital cost transparency tool specifically for medication, has merged with San Francisco-based Iodine, which offers a similar tool for quality assessment and information on medications. Fast Company first reported the news, and said the merger took the place at the end of 2016 but was not publicly announced. The terms of the deal have not been disclosed....
By Jonah Comstock January 24, 2017
The Chan Zuckerberg Inititative, a philanthropic initiative from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Dr. Priscilla Chan, a pediatrician, has acquired a startup, Meta, focused on using AI and machine learning to sift through recently published scientific studies. The terms of the acquisition were undisclosed. Announced in September, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is a limited liability...
By Jonah Comstock January 10, 2017
Following on its acquisition 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 January 5, 2017
San Francisco-based Castlight Health, which offers consumers a personalized health shopping platform, has announced the strategic acquisition of Mountain View, California-based digital health benefits platform Jiff. Castlight will pay about $135 million in the form of 27 million Castlight shares and options issued to Jiff equity holders. The two companies are both relatively early entrants into...
By Jonah Comstock December 20, 2016
Peak, the London-based brain training app maker, has been acquired by Hachette Livre, a Vanves, France-based subsidiary of book publisher Lagardére SCA. Hachette Livre purchased a majority stake in the company, which is officially named Brainbow. The price was not disclosed. According to the Peak team in a blog post, the acquisition won’t change much at the company. “Why Hachette Livre? The...