December 9, 2016
This story has been updated to include several acquisitions that were omitted accidentally, as well as new ones that have broken since it was originally published.
Just like last year, 2016 ended up being a big year for acquisitions. With 45 acquisitions, that beats out 2015's total of 36, and many were from high-profile, attention-grabbing companies such as Google, Fitbit and Philips.
October 7, 2016
As we reported just a few weeks ago, 2016 has thus far proven to be a pretty big year for mergers and acquisitions, and the third quarter was a nice representation of that trend, with 15 acquisitions, one merger, and two IPOs.
Mergers and Acquisitions
The acquisition that has gotten the most attention this year (most likely for the digital health outsider aspect) is Apple’s acquisition of health...
July 20, 2016
Nashville-based employee wellness company Healthways has divested itself from MeYou Health, its Boston-based innovation and digital health subsidiary. Rick Lee, a serial entrepreneur who sold early digital wellness platform Healthrageous to Humana in 2013, led a group of investors, including Ballast Point Ventures, Blue Shield of California, and several prominent individual investors, in an $11...
July 8, 2016
If you look at the numbers alone, digital health mergers and acquisitions are pacing 2015's record-breaking year. MobiHealthNews tracked 18 acquisition deals during the first six months of 2016. The grand total from 2015 came to 37, which beat out 2014's 33 deals.
However, the first half of 2016 brought few big dollar acquisitions. Instead it included a number of small undisclosed acquisitions...
June 30, 2016
Lewisville, Texas-based telemedicine company Teladoc has announced plans to acquire Scottsdale, Arizona-based employee health benefits app-maker HealthiestYou for $125 million in a mix of cash and stock.
HealthiestYou, which raised $30 million from Frontier Capital in November, provided employees with an app to access a location-aware provider directory to read reviews, ratings and background...
June 8, 2016
Poland-based online doctor appointment booking startup DocPlanner has raised $20 million in its third round of funding. The latest round was led by new investors Target Global with participation from ENERN Investments and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), via its venture capital investment programme.
DocPlanner has now raised $34 million in total and its previous...
April 14, 2016
As we do every quarter, MobiHealthNews has rounded up our Q1 2016 coverage into a handful of longform stories. This section is on M&A. Skip ahead using these links to read Q1 digital health news roundups about providers, payers, pharma, and funding.
This quarter, MobiHealthNews covered 11 acquisitions — 10 disclosed during this quarter as well as one we discovered and broke a year after it...
October 2, 2015
The third quarter of 2015 was another big one for digital health, with $689 million in funding raised by 49 different companies. Read ahead for an exhaustive recap of the quarter with links to MobiHealthNews coverage of notable events throughout. If you’d prefer to navigate to a particular section, here’s where you can find our digital health news round-up section for payor news, pharma news,...
June 26, 2015
The first six months of 2015 have been chock-full of digital health news. What follows is an exhaustive recap of the first half of the year with links to MobiHealthNews coverage of notable events throughout. If you'd prefer to navigate to a particular section, here's where you can find our digital health news round-up section for payor news, pharma news, government and regulatory news, mergers...
March 5, 2015
GE Ventures and Stanford Health Care have teamed up to create Evidation Health, a company focused on evaluating the efficacy of digital health technologies. Soon after Evidation was formed it merged with wellness engagement platform company The Activity Exchange.
In January Evidation raised a little more than $6 million in funding led by GE Ventures with participation from Asset Management...