October 5, 2018
This story has been updated to include Dexcom's acquisition of TypeZero Technologies.
The third quarter of 2018 was a surprisingly good one for mergers and acquisitions. MobiHealthNews tracked 18 deals, from Best Buy’s monster acquisition of GreatCall, to positive exits for Boston area startups Herald Health and Circulation, to WebMD’s snapping up consumer healthcare reviews site Vitals.
September 24, 2018
Last week Muse, maker of an EEG headband and accompanying meditation mobile app, announced that it is acquiring Meditation Studio. The latter is known for its meditation app which provides guidance from 40 experts. The terms of the deal were undisclosed.
Why it matters
This merger will bring two companies from the digital meditation market together. However, each offers a different...
September 11, 2018
Medopad, an app-based patient data collection and analysis platform headquarted in the UK, has acquired Silicon Valley health AI startup Sherbit in an effort to expand its reach into the US, according to an announcement released this morning. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.
“Sherbit and Medopad have the same vision to help people be healthier and live longer,” Alex Senemar, CEO of...
August 27, 2018
Last week healthcare-focused intelligence and analytics software company Mediware announced that it is acquiring Rock-Pond Solutions, an analytics software company dedicated to the home infusion, home medical equipment, and specialty pharmacy industries. The terms of the acquisition were undisclosed.
The acquisition will give Mediware access to Rock-Pond’s data tools CareTend BI and CareTend BI...
August 21, 2018
SOC Telemed (formerly Specialists on Call) announced yesterday that it has acquired behavioral health telemedicine company JSA Health, and will be adding JSA Health’s services to its acute telemedicine platform. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.
“JSA achieved a strong foothold in the telepsychiatry industry, but as a single specialty practice the company sought scalability that SOC...
August 21, 2018
European online fitness startup Freeletics has raised a new round of funding from US investors that will bring the company deeper into the US market. Courtside Ventures, Elysian Park Ventures (created by the LA Dodgers), Causeway Media Partners, JAZZ Venture Partners, and ward.ventures contributed to the round. The amount of the investment wasn’t disclosed.
This is the first round of funding for...
August 16, 2018
WellBrain, a Bay Area meditation-focused addiction prevention and chronic pain management platform, announced yesterday that it has acquired Mevoked, a behavioral analytics platform that currently offers a digital program for management of perinatal and postpartum mental health conditions. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Inspired by the meditation practices of Tibetian monks, WellBrain’...
August 6, 2018
On Saturday, patient engagement company SmartER announced that it would be acquiring care coordination company ConciergeStat. As part of the deal SmartER will get ConciergeStat’s software and customer contacts, and now oversees all of its employees. Out of this acquisition, SmartER plans to offer a new system called SmartConcierge.
"The ConciergeStat software and on-site navigators add an...
May 21, 2018
This morning, the employee wellness and health engagement platforms Virgin Pulse and RedBrick Health announced that they are merging under the Virgin Pulse name. The merger comes after Marlin Equity Partners' acquisition of RedBrick Health last week and Virgin Pulse today, both for an undisclosed sum.
“We are thrilled to join with RedBrick to set a new vision and standard for employee health,...
May 4, 2018
EHR vendor Allscripts has made an agreement to purchase patient communication app maker HealthGrid for $60 million in cash, with an additional $50 million in earnout payments based on HealthGrid achieving certain revenue targets over the next three years, according to a recently registered SEC filing. The merger of the two companies is expected to close sometime during Q2 2018.